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.
Levy joined the Center for Jewish History after several years of related professional experience. On the Jewish scene, Levy served as the former New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League for nine years, among other roles. Prior to joining the Center for Jewish History, Levy served as the director of development for the Vera Institute of Justice since 2009. Levy has a master's in anthropology from Columbia University, and a bachelor's in anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College. He was also a student of Jewish studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.