Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

4.9
The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

The Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits; two performance halls with a year-round schedule of educational programs, concerts (including the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music), films, and events; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books.

The Center is open Sunday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public tours are offered Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. With our international travel planner, Amherst attractions like Yiddish Book Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The story how a young college student collecting yiddish books for research started this museum is incredible. A collection of long, lost books has been gathered with many stories.  more »
  • The Yiddish Book Center is a beautiful place architectuarlly and spiritually. Its books, its library, its programs invite you to experience a world that has almost disappeared,-the world of Yiddish....  more »
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  • Beautiful space with interesting displays of a rare Yiddish Linotype machine and other old printing presses, Jewish history exhibits, many old and beautiful Yiddish books, event spaces, a children's book area, and beautiful grounds with gardens to walk, sit and enjoy, or picnic at. Well worth the visit whether or not you're interested in Yiddish books, even if you just want to enjoy the grounds and interesting architecture.
  • Lovely place for yiddish speakers kids and adults.

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