Center for Jewish History


Free Admission

Free Admission


Closes 5:30pm
Monday10:00 am 4:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am 4:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am 4:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am 4:00 pm
Friday10:00 am 3:00 pm


Greenwich Village, Manhattan
15 West 16th Street between 5th Avenue and University Place Greenwich Village Manhattan, New York

About the Museum

The Center for Jewish History unites the resources of five separate academic and cultural organizations to produce some of the city's most fascinating exhibitions and interesting events. The combined expertise of the Yeshiva University Museum, the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Foundation, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has created perhaps the greatest collection of documents and knowledge relative to the long history of Judaism in the world. It is a center of scholarship, cultural events, and a series of rotating public exhibitions which provide a fascinating insight into the Jewish experience.

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In Jewish history, there are no coincidences. - Elie Wiesel

What You Will See

The well-documented history of the Jewish people is a deep well from which to draw interesting topics as relevant today as they have ever been. Exhibitions explore the contributions to human culture made by Jewish artists, scientists, political thinkers, and writers, as well as the day-to-day experience of Jewish families throughout history and around the world. Each exhibition is independently curated by one of the five partner institutions, reflecting their respective fields of interest and expertise, but all tell a small part of the history of Judaism in America and around the world.

Why You Should Go

With major institutions like the Jewish Museum, the Bernard Museum of Judaica and the Museum of Jewish Heritage around the city, there is no shortage of opportunity to explore and celebrate Jewish culture and heritage in the New York City. The Center for Jewish History (and each of its partner organizations), have a well-earned spot on that list and bring a unique historical point of view to the study of the Jewish experience. Watch the calendar for timely and ever-changing exhibitions to add to your list.

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