New Library Exhibition: Living Yiddish in New York

April 20 – August 10, 2023

Open to the public until August 10, Living Yiddish in New York” introduces visitors to rare archival materials that provide a snapshot of New York City as an important center of modern Yiddish culture. Materials on display include examples of the ways Yiddish-speaking Jews responded to the challenges of their new home, while also ensuring the continuity of Yiddish culture. Through this collection of historic images and documents, visitors will witness the living Yiddish culture of one of the world’s greatest cities.  

Between 1880 and 1924 approximately 2 million Eastern European Jews immigrated to the US. Many of them settled in New York City, which by 1914 was home to 1.4 million Jews, among them the world’s largest urban population of Yiddish speakers.  

Individuals wishing to view the exhibition may come to JTS during Library hours or register for one of our tours.