• Crowds gathered at the ruins of the former Great Synagogue of Byalistok
    1948, Białystok (Poland)
    Courtesy of the YIVO Insitute for Jewish Research

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

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
ZIONISMUS: The German Roots of Zionism presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
The Last Address presented by the American Sephardi Federation
Portugal, The Last Hope presented by the American Sephardi Federation

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