Center for Jewish History

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The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture, and heritage. The Center is home to 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 5 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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  1. Introduction to the Center for Jewish History and Biblical Species
  2. Luminous Manuscript
  3. Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
  4. Rewind: Voices of the Past Advising the Future
  5. The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction
  6. The David Berg Rare Book Room
  7. Nosotros 2.0 Connecting the Latino and Jewish Communities
  8. 1938Projekt: Posts from the Past
  9. All in the Family: Photographs from Across the Jewish World
  10. Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy
  11. Lost and Found - A Family Photo Album
  12. Ackman & Ziff Gamily Genealogy Institute and Lillian Goldman Reading Room
  13. Collection Management and Conservation Wing
  14. When the Golden Door Closed, They Carried the Torch.  Advocacy in the Age of Immigration Restriction

Where to Find Us:

15 West 16th Street, New York, New York, United States

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