Center for Jewish History receives $1.5 million

The Center for Jewish History will use a $1.5 million grant from the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust to establish a reference services division.

The grant, which was announced Jan. 29, will be used to create the Lillian Goldman Reference Services alongside the New York center’s reading room, also named for Goldman. The reading room serves as a gateway for the archival and library collections of five partner organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. — jta