Photo of Crowds gathered at the ruins of the former Great Synagogue of Byalistok, Courtesy of the YIVO Insitute for Jewish Research
Crowds gathered at the ruins of the former Great Synagogue of Byalistok
Courtesy of the YIVO Insitute for Jewish Research

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The largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel

Center for Jewish History and partner collections span five thousand years, with tens of millions 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. The Center's experts are leaders in unlocking archival material for a wide audience through the latest practices in digitization, library science, and public education. As one of the world's foremost research institutions, the Center offers academic fellowships , symposia, conferences and lectures as well as a wide array of cultural, educational and genealogy programs for the public. Please visit the Center , search our collections online and join our Email List .

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Current Exhibits

Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story presented by the American Jewish Historical Society
The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
Rise of the Yiddish Machines: The Typewriter and Yiddish Literature presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
All in the Family – Photographs from Across the Jewish World presented by American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
When The Golden Door Closed, They Carried The Torch presented by American Jewish Historical Society and Center for Jewish History
The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy presented by the Yeshiva University Museum
Nosotros: Strengthening Bonds between Jewish and Latino Communities presented by the American Sephardi Federation

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