Judaica Museum
of the Hebrew Home for the Aged
5961 Palisade Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
(718) 581-1787

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Overlooking the Hudson River, this fine museum can be found on the campus of the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, in the Jacob Reingold Pavillion.

Its collection features artifacts reflecting the customs and ceremonies of European and Oriental Jewry over the last three centuries. The Museum houses the Ralph and Leuba Baum collection of more than 800 Jewish ceremonial objects.

As well as permanent exhibits of the collection, visitors can enjoy temporary exhibitions featuring local artists and collections. Beautiful and significant works in silver, gold, pewter, brass, ivory, wood, and rare embedded textiles can be enjoyed.

The Judaica Museum is an important resource for its local and surrounding communities. Gallery Tours provide an introduction to Judaism through ritual objects. There are holiday programs and family workshops -- a calendar can be obtained by writing or calling.

School Groups can enjoy a choice of three interactive tours: Let's Trace Our Roots, about genealogy and family history; The Joy of Giving "Tzedakah" (charity); and Jewish Lifestyles: Cultures and Customs. Each tour is followed by a hands-on Crafts Workshop where students create an object related to the exhibit.

Groups may consist of up to 25 people.

Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday, 10:30am - 4:30pm. Closed Friday, Saturday, and on federal, state and Jewish holidays.
Group Tours (including schools) cost $50.00. Rates may vary depending on level of crafts workshop. Call to confirm pricing.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Call with your specific needs for lunch for your group.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Major Deegan North to Van Cortlandt Park South exit. From exit turn right, go to Broadway, turn right (under "el") and go to West 261st St. Left onto 261st. Continue straight past Riverdale Ave. At end of 261st, turn left and take first right into Hebrew Home for the Aged. 20 minutes north of the George Washington Bridge.

Note: Bus drivers are advised to ask the guard where to unload and park the bus. The Museum lot has narrow lanes and may be crowded.

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