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Center for Jewish History

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Amazing colleciton of history

The exhibits were very interesting. The research center is amazing. The staff were very nice and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yonkers, New York
Always interesting exhibits

I visit the Center about once a year to see the latest exhibits of its various divisions. The are... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 weeks ago
“Amazing colleciton of history”
Nov 19, 2017
“Always interesting exhibits”
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15 W 16th St, New York City, NY 10011-6301
Flatiron District
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits were very interesting. The research center is amazing. The staff were very nice and helpful. We has a docent lead tour with Ann - she was amazing.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

I visit the Center about once a year to see the latest exhibits of its various divisions. The are no blockbuster exhibits but they often give historical perspectives of Jewish life in the US and abroad. This time there was also an unusual and very...More

Reviewed May 26, 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

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Reviewed August 23, 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

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Reviewed July 24, 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 April 26, 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 April 25, 2016

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

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Reviewed April 11, 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 January 6, 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.

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Reviewed July 22, 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 Jordan B
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Flatiron District
Offering many of the 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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