Center for Jewish History Inc

aka CJH   |   New York, NY   |  www.cjh.org

Mission

The Center for Jewish History and its five partner organizations—American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research—provide access to more than 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents from their collections, including thousands of pieces of artwork, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and photographs. Taken as a whole, the collections span more than 600 years of Jewish history and comprise the largest and most comprehensive repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. At the Center, the history of the Jewish people is illuminated through scholarship and cultural programming, exhibitions and symposia, lectures and performances.

Ruling year info

1996

President/CEO

Mr. Bernard J. Michael

Main address

15 West 16th St

New York, NY 10011 USA

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EIN

13-3863344

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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5 distinguished organizations

The Center for Jewish History provides a home for five distinguished organizations: American Jewish Historical Society ("AJHS"), American Sephardi Federation("ASF"), Leo Baeck Institute ("LBI"), Yeshiva University Museum ("YUM"), and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research ("YIVO"). A whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, the synergy of Eastern European Jewry, Sephardic Jewry, German-speaking Jewry, and the American Jewish experience makes the Center for Jewish History a unique institution of historic significance. The collections of the research institutions at the Center total more than 500,000 volumes and 100 million archival documents, and include tens of thousands of pieces of artwork, textiles, and ritual objects, as well as music, films, and photographs. They comprise, taken as a whole, the largest repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel.

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Center for Jewish History Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
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Board co-chair

Mr. Bruce Slovin


Board co-chair

Mr. Bernard Michael

Leonard Slovin

Bernard Michael

David Dangoor

Sidney Lapidus

Peter Baldwin

Michael Bamberger

Alexander Blavatnik

Leonard Blavatnik

Elisheva Carlebach

David Friedman

Michael Jesselson

Ira Jolles

Emil Kleinhaus

Steven Kumble

Rachel Laufer

Ruth Levine

Ronald Lieberman

Joel Marcus

Robert Rifkind

E. Randol Schoenberg

Ed Stelzer

Michele Tocci

Simon Ziff

Ed Stelzer

Simon Ziff

Alex Blavatnik

Elisheva Carlebach

Bernard Michael

Elisheva Carlebach

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Bernard Michael

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No