Untapped Cities Insiders are invited to go behind-the-scenes at the Center for Jewish History, home to one of the largest Jewish archives in the world. A rare treasure on West 16th Street, the Center houses over 100 million documents – and countless stories – about the migrations, adaptations, culture and life of the Jewish people. See how archivists and specialists process, preserve, and protect an astonishing array of artifacts; enjoy a rare foray into the stacks; and discover some intriguing documents and objects for yourself. Throughout the tour you will meet the historians, curators and archivists who care for the Society’s collections and have joined forces to create this storytelling adventure for Insiders! The tour will be followed by Q&A and reception.


  • See where artifacts are examined and preserved in the lab
  • Visit the archival stacks where items are stored after being examined
  • Examine Albert Einstein’s childhood hot chocolate mug
  • Read Emma Lazarus’s “New Colossus” from her handwritten notebook
  • Hold Hank Greenberg’s baseball bat

DATE: Wednesday, February 6th from 7:00PM-8:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Wednesday, January 23rd, at 12 PM EST

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 1/23 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 1/23 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at insiders@untappedcities.com so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Photograph Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.