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This is a combination library, geneology center and museum for archiving and displaying Jewish history, culture and heritage. heritage. The collection represents five Jewish partner organizations, to comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel.
The collections span a thousand years, with more than 5 miles 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.
There are rotating exhibits focusing on a theme, such as the German roots of Zionism, and regular lectures by visiting scholars, also FREE.
- 15 West 16th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
- Open Sunday through Friday, hours vary by day (Sunday, 11am to 5pm, Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am to 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 5pm, Friday: 9:30am to 4pm.