The David Berg Rare Book Room at the Center for Jewish History is a shared exhibition space for the Center partners’ treasures. In exhibitions and collections of rare books, first editions, illuminated manuscripts and letters, the room brings together Jewish written materials from around the world, in 23 different languages and dating back five and a half centuries.
The David Berg Rare Book Room was made possible by a $2.5 million grant from The David Berg Foundation. David Berg, the youngest son in a struggling immigrant family who came to Ellis Island from Russia in 1904, was a real estate lawyer who established the foundation in 1994 to support Jewish, education and law-related charities. The David Berg Foundation is a supporter of major cultural institutions around the world.
The Center for Jewish History is home to the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
This exhibit closed on
Sunday, December 31, 2023