Last updated: 12/29/2011
New York, New York
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
phone: 646-437-4202
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm (April-October)
10 am - 3 pm (November-March)
The eve of Jewish holidays 10 am - 3 pm
The museum is closed on Saturday, Jewish holidays, and Thanksgiving
$12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 and up), $7 for students, members and children 12 and younger are free
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
David G. Marwell, Ph.D., Museum Director
phone: 646-437-4225
Lisa Safier, Marketing Manager
phone: 646-437-4336

Explore modern Jewish history, life, and culture in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions where you can learn about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries - before, during, and after the Holocaust. Acclaimed public programs, including films, talks, plays, concerts, and family activities, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.


The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries - before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Artifact Collections

Help tell the story of modern Jewish history by donating your original material to the Museum. Donations are considered in specific categories, with particular interest in items connected to a particular person, family, or community. For details, please visit

Educational Programs

The Museum's educational programs and resources teach children and adults of all backgrounds about modern Jewish history and the Holocaust. Offerings include:

  • tours
  • opportunities to meet Holocaust survivors to hear their testimony
  • classroom resources
  • teacher seminars
  • substantive internship programs for high school and college students
  • graduate fellowships.
  • For details, please visit


Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


The Museum produces a monthly e-bulletin, a printed bi-monthly programs and exhibitions calendar, and a bi-annual newsletter.


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental


Group Tours

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