In 1948 Dr. Strauss begun his life-long association with the City College at the City University of New York, where he eventually became a full Professor at the Department of History. In New York, Herbert Strauss was very “active in German-Jewish communal affairs and Jewish communal services”. He was a member of a number of charitable and communal Jewish organizations, most notably the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, of which he was an Executive Director. He was also the founding directory of the Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration. In 1980, Herbert Strauss helped to found, and became the Director of the Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung at the Technische Universität, Berlin. The Center was dedicated to the study of Anti-Semitism, research on the “German-Jewish émigrés, and the intellectual migrants during the Nazi period”.