Welcome to the Archives

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.

Donate Material

The Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People welcomes the donations of archival materials regardless of the format. If you are interested in donating materials which relate to the History of the Jewish people with the aim of preserving the collection and making it accessible to researchers, students and the broader public we will be happy to assist.