Center for Jewish History, New York City

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The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture and heritage. The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The collections span a thousand years, with more than five miles 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.
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  • Run by Yeshiva University, this small museum actually combines collections and exhibits of several organizations. Most of the exhibits we saw were pretty lackluster & accidental collections of family ...  more »
  • The exhibits were very interesting. The research center is amazing. The staff were very nice and helpful. We has a docent lead tour with Ann - she was amazing.  more »
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  • An excellent use of your time! In a city of museum's and cultural venues...this one worth your it!
  • This site is both a museum and a reference library, as well as an events center. If you are coming solely for the museum, you may be slightly disappointed, as there are only a few exhibits - and when we visited, some were specific to Jewish history - others were art exhibits with minimal historic relevance. There is also an extensive archive of Jewish-related documents that is accessible on weekdays and with an advance appointment for Sunday access.
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