The Center for Jewish History is the home of five preeminent Jewish institutions dedicated to history, culture, and art. It unites under one roof collections that bring together centuries of Jewish life:

 

The American Jewish Historical Society, founded in 1892, has extensive collections of documents, books, paintings, and memorabilia that bear witness to the remarkable contributions of the American Jewish community to life in the Americas from the 16th century to the present.

 

The American Sephardi Federation is a national organization dedicated to strengthening and unifying the American Sephardic community and promoting its spiritual, cultural, and social traditions. Since its arrival at the Center, the ASF's archival holdings and library have been enriched with valuable records of personal and communal history.

 

The Leo Baeck Institute is the single most important source for documenting the vibrant history and life of German-speaking Jewry. Its library and archives offer rare collections of periodicals, family and communal records, photographs, and other documents and publications that offer unusual insights into the social, cultural, and intellectual life of ordinary citizens, Nobel Prize winners, and artists from every field.

 

Yeshiva University Museum is an international museum recognized for its innovative interdisciplinary exhibitions on Jewish life past and present, and its creative interpretations of Jewish history and culture for audiences of all ages. YUM's extensive collections represent over 2,000 years of Jewish history from the Bronze Age to the present and include many rare artifacts.

 

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is devoted to the study of the history and culture of East European Jewry. Founded in Poland in 1925, it is the only pre-Holocaust scholarly institution to have transferred its mission to the United States. YIVO's extensive holdings constitute one of the world's foremost resources for the study of East European Jewry, Yiddish language and literature, the Holocaust, and the American Jewish immigrant experience.

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