Center For Jewish History

15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

212-294-8301

The Center for Jewish History is a cultural institution, independent research facility and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage. It is home to five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The partners’ archival collections span more than 700 years of history and total over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents (in 23 languages and 52 alphabet systems). The collections also include thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and photographs.

At the Center, history is illuminated through scholarship and cultural programming, exhibitions and symposia, lectures and performances.

We are home to the Lillian Goldman Reading Room, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute and Collection Management & Conservation Wing. Public programs and fellowships here at the Center create opportunities for diverse audiences to explore the rich historical material that lives within our walls.

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