The Center for Jewish History is a library, museum and research institute with a focus on Jewish history. The Center hosts the collections of five partner organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Center, which opened in Manhattan's Union Square in 2000, houses over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents related to Jewish history. Its staff works to preserve its collections and showcases them through exhibitions, speaking events, and performances.
Michael Glickman is the CEO of the Center for Jewish History. He joined the Center as a fundraiser for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and was tapped to lead the Center in 2005. Glickman previously held posts at a governmental agency and at a private university.