Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) is located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in the Center for Jewish History (CJH). One of the foremost Jewish research and cultural institutions in the world, CJH is home to five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and Yeshiva University Museum.

The Museum is comprised of four beautiful galleries, an exhibition arcade, an outdoor sculpture garden, a children’s studio workshop and Discovery Center, and a suite of administrative offices. Shared CJH facilities include a 250-seat, handicapped-accessible state-of-the art auditorium, and conference rooms.

YUM’s collection of more than 10,000 artifacts, exhibitions, installations and programs provide a window into Jewish culture around the world and throughout history. We provide visitors of all ages with dynamic interpretations of Jewish life past and present from a multidisciplinary perspective. The Museum’s exhibitions examine Jewish communities, culture, and history and present the work of emerging and established artists who treat Jewish themes and perspectives. Our public programs feature internationally renowned scholars, artists, and performers, and cultural leaders.

School groups across the New York metropolitan region visit YUM to tour our exhibitions and participate in workshops and educational programs. YUM serves as a resource for educators nationwide.

As a resource for scholarly research, Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibitions and programs provide unique opportunities for artists, historians, collectors, and ethnographers to examine, compare, and research objects, ideas, and techniques. We partner with Yeshiva University faculty to provide a wide range of programs open to the public, including conferences, workshops, and lectures. As a teaching Museum, we are committed to providing creative learning opportunities for students, including internships.

Mission

Yeshiva University Museum is the Jewish art and cultural history museum of Yeshiva University. It exhibits, interprets, researches, collects and preserves artifacts that represent the cultural, intellectual, and artistic achievements of more than 3,000 years of Jewish experience. The Museum is a creative and vital force in the intellectual and educational life of Yeshiva University through the scholarly and cultural opportunities it affords its students and faculty. The Museum also teaches schoolchildren and adults through interdisciplinary exhibitions and programs aimed at the University community and diverse public audiences.

Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University is the country’s oldest and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, medicine, law, business, social work, psychology, and Jewish Studies and education. YU ranks among the nation’s leading academic research institutions.
More than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU’s four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. The University’s three undergraduate schools—Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Syms School of Business—offer a unique dual curriculum comprising Jewish studies and the liberal arts.

YU’s graduate and professional schools include a highly ranked school of medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; a top-ranked law school, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Wurzweiler School of Social Work; Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies; and Syms School of Business.

A catalyst for informed, thoughtful public discussion of issues across a broad spectrum of fields, YU’s distinguished multidisciplinary Centers and Institutes serve as resources for scholars and the broader community: Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization; Center for the Jewish Future; Center for Israel Studies; Center for History and Philosophy of Science; Institute for University-School Partnership; Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought; Center for Ethics; and Jacob E. Safra Institute for Sephardic Studies.

The Museum partners with YU’s faculty across the University’s schools, departments, centers and institutes to create innovative public programs in conjunction with our exhibitions and installations.