Important Update (March 23, 2020)

To help with New York City's efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Center for Jewish History has decided to temporarily close until further notice. Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and all the members of the public who come to the Center. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep our community informed of any changes.

All events will be cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled on a digital platform until further notice. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive regular updates on our program schedule, as well as a number of our digital offerings still available from the Center and our five partner organizations. The library and other facilities of our partner organizations will remain closed to the public. Our librarians will still be assisting researchers virtually – please contact for any questions about the collections and research. Those who have paid for event tickets at the Center during this time period will receive an email about rescheduling the event and/or reimbursing tickets.

The decision to close the Center was not taken lightly, and we are diligently monitoring the latest updates from health officials. We will provide any new information as we receive it, so please follow us on social media for the most up-to-date news. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Center soon.

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope that you and your families stay well during this difficult period.

Hours of Operation

The Center is temporarily closed.

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

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


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.