The Center for Jewish History, located on West 16th Street in Manhattan, New York City, is a world-leader in public Jewish historical and cultural institutions with the objective of making the historical and cultural record of the Jewish people available to the public. With five principal institutions comprising the Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, it has become the most important resource for the study of the Jewish people outside of Israel. Visitors to the Center for Jewish History can compile research or simply browse the many collections, attend public programs, use the Reading Room and Genealogical Institute, see Judaic art and artifact exhibits, attend lectures, conferences, symposia, concerts, theatrical performances, films and more. The free gallery spaces, Lillian Goldman Reading Room, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Book Store and Gift Shop and Administrative Offices are open at varying hours between about 9:30am and 7:30pm every day of the week besides Saturdays. To arrive by public transit use the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W, F, V, L, 1, 2, or 3 Subway trains or the M1, M2, M3, M6, M7, M14, or M23 buses.
When staying in the Chelsea/Flatiron area of Manhattan choose from fine hotels like the Chelsea Inn Hotel, Larchmont Hotel, Hotel Alex, W New York Union Square, Gramercy Park Hotel and Wyndham Garden Hotel Chelsea. Nearby attractions include the many bars and restaurants of Union Square, Chelsea Piers, the Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue shopping districts, the Flatiron Building, Gramercy Park and Washington Square Park.
For a complete listing of resources, hours, and upcoming events visit the official website, at: www.cjh.org.