YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH

YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research was founded in Vilna, Poland, in 1925, and relocated to New York City in 1940 with the mission to study the thousand-year history of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Russia in all its aspects: language, history, religion, folkways and material culture. YIVO offers cultural events and programs throughout the year, including lectures, concerts, films, exhibitions and symposia. YIVO also offers adult education and Yiddish language programs, scholarly publications, research opportunities and fellowships.

Location: 
15 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
Phone number: 
(212) 246-6080