Yiddish Book Center 

History and heritage


Group tours are arranged by appointment and may be scheduled Sunday to Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Allow 45 minutes to one hour for the tour, plus additional time to explore on your own and visit our gift shop. Tours includes our new permanent exhibition, Yiddish: A Global Culture, which explores modern Yiddish literature, theater, music, press, and politics through powerful narratives and objects, including rare books, artwork, photographs, sheet music, Yiddish typewriters, and more. We are located three hours from New York City, two hours from Boston, and one hour from the Berkshires.

Nearby attractions:

  • Eric Carle Museum
  • Emily Dickinson Museum
  • Springfield Museums
  • Historic Deerfield
  • Smith College of Art
  • Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
  • Yankee Candle
  • Shopping and restaurants in downtown Amherst and Northampton

Business Hours: Sunday through Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET

Bus Parking is available and free

Type of Attraction: Historic

Yiddish Book Center
Group contact: Rebecka McDougall
1021 West Street
Amhurst, Massachusetts 01002
Phone: 413-256-4900, ext. 124
Fax: 413-256-4700
Email: visit@yiddishbookcenter.org
Web: yiddishbookcenter.org