About the CAHJP

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) were established in 1939. They hold the archives of hundreds of Jewish communities, as well as of local, national and international Jewish organizations and the private collections of many outstanding Jewish personalities. The Archives now hold the most extensive collection of documents, pinkassim (registers) and other records of Jewish history from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The CAHJP collections are available for viewing in The Special Collections Reading Room (floor -3), Sunday-Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm.