Join Us… Become a Member

Your generosity allows the Center for Jewish History to thrive as a cultural institution, independent research facility and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage. The Center is grateful for your support and offers several flexible donation opportunities below. For additional information, please contact CJH at or (212) 294-8310.

Center for Jewish History Membership Benefits

$50 Sustaining Membership

  • Personalized membership card
  • Discounted tickets to Center programs
  • Priority check-in to “History Matters” and “First Person Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives”
  • 10% discount on conservation treatment of personal paper-based materials in the Werner J. and Gisella Levi Cahnman Preservation Laboratory

$100 Conservator Membership

    All of the above

  • Invitation to a members-only event
  • A-to-Z Genealogy Kit

$250 Heritage Membership

    All of the above

  • Free admission to all Center programs for you and your guest
  • Invitation to a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Center

$500 Collector Membership

    All of the above

  • Invitation to an exclusive “thank you” event featuring a special guest
  • Invitations to openings of Center exhibits
  • Invitation to purchase tickets to the Center's annual gala
  • Invitation to attend a genealogy workshop

$1,000 Manuscripts Membership

    All of the above

  • One-hour, one-on-one consultation with a genealogy librarian about your family
  • Digitization of up to 20 pages of personal material in the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory.

$1,800 Historian Membership

    All of the above

  • Two-hour, customized genealogy class and hands-on assistance to research your family

$5,000 Leadership Membership

    All of the above

  • Choose from various workshop options with a Center professional about how to care for your family's personal materials. Examples include digitizing and organizing your personal photos and caring for your family's historical papers among others.
  • Two-hour, in-home consultation with the Senior Manager for Collection Services. They will visit your home (within 30 miles of NYC) and advise on preserving and organizing your family’s photos, papers and any other memorabilia.