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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

Open to visitors by appointment.

9:00 AM–5:00 PM ET
9:00 AM–3:00 PM ET

The LBI is closed on national and Jewish holidays.

CJH Reading Room Hours

Now open.

10:00 AM–4:00 PM ET

Entry to the CJH Reading Room is by appointment only. Place hold requests (for non-digitized material only) via the Online Catalog. For assistance, please contact

Gallery Hours

Now open.

10:00 AM-4:00 PM ET
10:00 AM-8:00 PM ET
10:00 AM-3:00 PM ET
11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET
Walk-ins are permitted. Advance registration is encouraged. Last entry to the exhibition spaces is 30 minutes before closing.

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