• Miriam's Song
    by Samuel Hirszenberg, 1865-1908
    Courtesy of the Yeshiva University Museum

Welcome to the Center for Jewish History, where history comes alive every day!

The Center for Jewish History in New York City

Home to five distinguished partner organizations

The largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel

Center for Jewish History and partner collections span a thousand years, with tens of millions of archival documents (in dozens of languages and alphabet systems), more than 500,000 volumes, as well as thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs. The Center’s experts are leaders in unlocking archival material for a wide audience through the latest practices in digitization, library science, and public education. As one of the world’s foremost research institutions, the Center offers academic fellowships , symposia, conferences and lectures as well as a wide array of cultural, educational and genealogy programs for the public. Please visit the Center , search our collections online and join our Email List .

American Jewish Historical Society

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American Sephardi Federation

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Leo Baeck Institute

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Yeshiva University Museum

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YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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Current Exhibits

1917: How One Year Changed The World presented by American Jewish Historical Society and Yeshiva University Museum
The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back presented by the Yeshiva University Museum
Becoming "German Jews" in America presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
George Salter: A Legacy of Book Design presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
Yidishe Kinder: Jewish Children and Their World Before the Holocaust presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Nosotros: Strengthening Bonds between Jewish and Latino Communities presented by the American Sephardi Federation

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