The david berg rare book room

The David Berg Rare Book Room

You are now in front of The David Berg Rare Book Room.  This shared space holds the Center partners' most valuable treasures. There are rare books, first editions, illuminated manuscripts, and letters.  The room brings together Jewish written materials from around the world.

Among the treasures that are showcased here are works from Albert Einstein; Franz Kafka; Moses Mendelssohn, the philosopher and Jewish enlightenment thinker; Theodor Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism; Nelly Sachs, the playwright and poet, and Emma Lazarus, the writer whose verse appears on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Now, walk back through the Great Hall toward 16th Street... Locate the stairs or the elevator. Proceed up to the mezzanine or second floor. 

Center for Jewish History
  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. When the Golden Door Closed, They Carried the Torch.  Advocacy in the Age of Immigration Restriction
  12. Lost and Found - A Family Photo Album
  13. Ackman & Ziff Gamily Genealogy Institute and Lillian Goldman Reading Room
  14. Collection Management and Conservation Wing