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At The Center for
Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute New York

The LBI is located at the Center for Jewish History on the north side of 16th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue.

Current pandemic-related policies of the Leo Baeck Institute

More information about visiting the Center for Jewish History (on the CJH website)

Office Address

15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011, USA

(212) 744-6400

(212) 294-8340

LBI Office Hours

Currently closed to visitors.


9:00 AM–5:00 PM ET


9:00 AM–3:00 PM ET

The LBI is closed on national holidays and on Jewish holidays.

Reading Room Hours

Now open. Entry is by appointment only.


10:00 AM–4:00 PM ET


Gallery Hours

Now open. Tickets (free) are required.


10:00 AM-4:00 PM ET (Last entry 3:30 PM)

10:00 AM-3:00 PM ET (Last entry 2:30 PM)


Leo Baeck Institute New York – Berlin Office

In 2013, LBI – New York established a branch office in Berlin to maintain and deepen relations with scholars, Jewish Communities, government and corporate sponsors, and the wider public in Germany.

Office Address

Glinkastraße 32
10117 Berlin, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)30 500 14 165

Fax. +49 (0)30 500 14 172

Leo Baeck Institute Archives at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Since the early 2000’s, researchers have had access to LBI materials at the Jewish Museum Berlin, where LBI maintains duplicate copies of its microfilm collections. Approximately one-third of the collections are available on over 2,500 microfilms at the Jewish Museum Berlin Reading Room.

Archives Address

Lindenstraße 9-14
D-10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 300