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Jewish Women on the Map - Center for Jewish History


Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
10011 New York, NY
United States

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for Jewish History is one of the great public Jewish historical and cultural institutions in the world. Opened to the public in October 2000 as the campus to its five Partner organizations - American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), American Sephardi Foundation (ASF), Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), Yeshiva University Museum (YUM), and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO) - the Center has achieved recognition as a venue of unrivaled historical documentation and scholarship, imaginative exhibitions of Judaic art and artifacts, and vital public dialogue. The collections of its partners total more than 500,000 volumes and 100 million archival documents, and include thousands of pieces of artwork, textiles, and ritual objects, as well as music, films, and photographs. They comprise, taken together, the largest repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel.

History happened here (strike, speech, event, etc.)
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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Center for Jewish History." (Viewed on April 23, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/center-for-jewish-history>.