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Center for Jewish History

15 W. 16th St, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-294-8301
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Pleasant surprise - interesting

Stumbled upon this place by accident, and decided to go in to see what it is about. Found a very... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Micah S
Jerusalem, Israel
via mobile
Hidden Gem in Manhattan for Jewish Genealogy

The Centre for Jewish History (CJH) houses five organisations dealing with different aspects of... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Hanoi, Vietnam
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15 W. 16th St, New York City, NY 10011
Flatiron District
+1 212-294-8301
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by accident, and decided to go in to see what it is about. Found a very impressive center for jewish history and many other aspects (including a library and a genealogy lab). There are several changing exhibits I found quite interesting....More

1  Thank Micah S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Centre for Jewish History (CJH) houses five organisations dealing with different aspects of both the past and present. If you are doing any research about Eastern Europe than this is the place for you. They have computers linked to many data banks. Volunteers are...More

Thank fishingforbass
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I wanted to visit the Center because they have an exhibit on Jewish Cookbooks. I was not disappointed. The exhibit was organized, well mounted and interactive. There were additional excellent exhibits so I extended my visit. I highly recommend the Center. Go to The Coffee...More

Thank LauraBarrett66
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Greenwich Village is home to a secret treasure--a gem of a historical museum, hidden behind the façade of several beautifully renovated brownstone buildings. For New Yorkers and those visiting New York, it is worth your while to hunt treasure, two blocks away from the subway...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Such potential as a center of Jewish history, but a very poorly-run and dull facility. Poor management and badly run.

Thank JAWAtlanta
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We have donated all my father's memorabilia and documents from his family in Nazi Austria to be on file for future generations. A wonderful place.

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I love the reading room and the library. It's free, it's clean , it's other worldly, it's loaded with rare books and collections from 5 libraries in the city in one. It's an outstanding experience.

Thank worldwander1
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Visiting friends on 16th St, I noticed this building with a flag outside. Wandering in was a stroke of luck. The staff are pleasant and make you feel relaxed immediately, sooo not NY. As my friends were curious, I led them through several exhibits illustrating...More

2  Thank Jmberson
Reviewed 22 June 2013

The full name of the exhibit is "Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War." First you will have to go through a metal detector, but the exhibit is free. The original documents on view were fascinating--and I recommend a visit here whenever you...More

Thank MelWacks
Reviewed 21 January 2013

If you are interested in genealogy this is the place to trace your roots. There are computers or you can bring your own but you have to check your bags . There is a brief registration process and of course some security to go through...More

Thank jfd
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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