Hours of Operation

Free Gallery Spaces

Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 4:00pm.
* Free Gallery Spaces do not include the Yeshiva University Museum exhibits

Yeshiva University Museum

Monday, Free 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, 11:00am - 8:00pm (Free 5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Friday, Free 11:00am - 2:30pm

Free docent-led public tours of the free gallery spaces: Wednesdays at 3:00pm and Thursdays at 11:30am

Please click here for information on scheduling a group tour.

The Lillian Goldman Reading Room

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am - 6pm**
Fridays: 9:30am - 2pm (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Archives closed)
Sundays: By advance appointment only

* Monday-Thursday, last call for paging is 4:00pm. Friday, last call for paging is 12:00pm.
** YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Archives are available until 5:00pm only.

Sunday Appointments
CJH reference staff understands that it may be difficult for some readers to use materials during the workweek, and we are happy to offer access on Sundays by appointment only. If you cannot use the collections during regular business hours, please contact Melanie Meyers (mmeyers@cjh.org) to make an appointment for Sunday use. Please contact us and confirm your appointment before you make any reservations for materials in the online system; requests placed for Sunday use without an appointment on the calendar will be cancelled. No walk-ins will be accepted. All Sunday appointments are scheduled based on staff and materials availability, so we strongly encourage you to contact us at least two weeks in advance in order to make sure we can accommodate you. If your plans change and you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment for Sunday, please do so by 12 noon on the preceding Friday. If you do not come as scheduled, and do not notify us in advance, then you will have to use the collection materials during our regularly scheduled hours.

Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Fridays: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Sundays: By advance appointment only

 

Sunday Appointments
CJH reference staff understands that it may be difficult for some readers to use materials during the workweek, and we are happy to offer access on Sundays by appointment only. If you cannot use the collections during regular business hours, please contact Melanie Meyers (mmeyers@cjh.org) to make an appointment for Sunday use. Please contact us and confirm your appointment before you make any reservations for materials in the online system; requests placed for Sunday use without an appointment on the calendar will be cancelled. No walk-ins will be accepted. All Sunday appointments are scheduled based on staff and materials availability, so we strongly encourage you to contact us at least two weeks in advance in order to make sure we can accommodate you. If your plans change and you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment for Sunday, please do so by 12 noon on the preceding Friday. If you do not come as scheduled, and do not notify us in advance, then you will have to use the collection materials during our regularly scheduled hours.

Administrative Offices

Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

For a list of Center staff and contact information, please click here.

Getting to the Center by Subway

4,5,6, L, N, Q, and R trains to the 14th Street and Union Square station.
F, M, L, and PATH trains to the 14th Street and 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) station.
1, 2, and 3 trains to the 14th Street and 7th Avenue station.

Click here for a subway map.

Getting to the Center by Bus

Park Avenue South
M1 bus traveling north and south
M2 and M3 buses traveling north

Broadway
M6 and M7 buses traveling south

Fifth Avenue
M2, M3, and M5 buses traveling south

Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
M5, M6, and M7 buses traveling north

14th Street
M14 bus traveling east and west

23rd Street
M23 bus traveling east and west

Parking

The Center is able to offer visitors discounted parking at the following locations:

Creative Parking LLC
16 West 16th Street (Entrances on 16th & 15th Streets)
$25.00 tax included (Maximum of 5 Hours)

Universal Parking LLC
55 West 14th Street (Entrances on 14th and 15th Streets)
$20 for up to 4 hours

Please note: Parking tickets must be validated at the Center's Security Desk located at the 16th Street entrance.

Parking On The Street
Overnight free parking is available on 16th and 17th Streets subject to parking regulations between 6 pm and 7 am but not allowed during the day. Metered parking can be found on 5th Avenue and on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas). Parking is free on Sundays.

All coats and bags must be checked. Cameras are allowed in the Reading Room and Genealogy Institute for research purposes only. Cameras are not allowed in gallery spaces or other public areas of the Center. Please plan accordingly.

The Center for Jewish History is closed on Saturday, all major Jewish holidays, and all major national holidays.

Please feel free to contact us at (212) 294-8301 for more information.