Hours and Admission

Galleries and Shop 11 am - 5:45 pm. Restaurant 9 am - 5:45 pm

  • Galleries

       
    Sunday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
    Friday 11 am - 4 pm
    Saturday 11 am - 5:45 pm
  • Shop

       
    Sunday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Wednesday 11 am – 3 pm
    Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
    Friday 11 am - 4 pm
    Saturday Closed
  • Dining

    Take-out Restaurant
    Sunday 9 am - 5:45 pm 9 am - 5:45 pm
    Monday 9 am - 5:45 pm 11 am - 4 pm
    Tuesday 9 am - 5:45 pm 11 am - 4 pm
    Wednesday Closed Closed
    Thursday 9 am - 8 pm 11 am - 4 pm
    Friday 9 am - 4 pm 11 am - 2 pm
    Saturday Closed 10 am - 4 pm
  • Ticket Pricing

    Adults $15
    Seniors, 65 and over $12
    Students $7.50
    Children, 18 and under Free
    Members Free
    Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm Pay-What-You-Wish
    Saturdays Free
  • Free Admission Days

    In Judaism, Saturday is the Sabbath, a day of rest, free from the concerns of schedules, everyday work, and commerce. For this reason interactive exhibition elements, audio guides, our Shop, and the children’s exhibition are not available. In observance of the Sabbath, admission is free on Saturdays, as well as on select Jewish holidays, including:

    •    Passover: March 31, and April 1, 6 and 7, 2018
    •    Shavuot: May 20 and 21, 2018
    •    Sukkot: September 24 and 25, 2018
    •    Shemini Atzeret: October 1, 2018
    •    Simchat Torah: October 2, 2018

    Made possible by the Neubauer Family Foundation.

    Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is open on Saturdays for prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunch. Advance reservations required. The Restaurant and Take-Out Appetizing Counter are closed on Jewish holidays.

  • Holidays

    The Museum will observe national holidays as follows:

    • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Closed)
    • December 25: Monday, December 25, 2017 (Open 11 am to 4 pm)

    The Museum is closed Wednesdays and on all major Jewish holidays, including:

    • Rosh Hashanah Eve: Sunday, September 9, 2018 (Closing at 3 pm)
    • Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 10, 2018 (Closed)
    • Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (Closed)
    • Yom Kippur Eve: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (Closing at 2 pm)
    • Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (Closed)
    More

Directions and Parking

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

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The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
212.423.3200
info@thejm.org

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The following parking garages are within walking distance from the Museum. Both offer discount parking to visitors of the Jewish Museum. Tickets must be validated by the Jewish Museum security.

Gallery Tours and Visitor Guides

Gallery Tours

These 45-minute tours are led by the Museum’s docents at the following scheduled times and depart from the Floor of the exhibition featured.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
12:15 pm Modigliani Unmasked
2:15 pm Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress
3:15 pm Modigliani Unmasked
Friday
12:15 pm Modigliani Unmasked

*Please note that daily tours are subject to last-minute changes and/or cancellation.

Private Tours

Plan a unique and unforgettable museum experience for your group. Arrange for a guided tour of one of our current or upcoming exhibitions.

School and Camp Groups
For children in grades pre-K through 12, choose a tour that explores the Museum's current exhibitions. All programs can be modified for groups with special needs.
Explore Tours for Schools and Tours for Camp Groups

University Groups
Bring your university group to the Museum for a customized exhibition visit or studio workshop.
Explore University Groups

Adult Groups
Tours are led by docents with specialized knowledge of the Museum's exhibitions and include a 45-minute guided exhibition tour, general admission to the Museum, and a coupon for a 10% discount in the Cooper Shop and Celebrations – the Jewish Museum Design Shop.
Explore Adult Group Tours

Visitor Guides

Download the current Visitor Guide.

Download the Kids Guide for Modigliani Unmasked.

Download the Kids Guide for Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The Jewish Museum welcomes visitors from all countries and backgrounds.

Download visitor guides in FrenchGermanSpanishPortugueseHebrewRussianChinese, and Japanese.

Foreign language translations are made possible by a gift from Robert and Roni Lemle in loving memory of Gertrude B. Lemle.

Accessibility

Visitors Who Have Mobility Impairments

  • Accessible elevators are located on Floor 1 behind the admissions desk. All floors, including dining and gallery levels, are accessible for people using mobility aids or who need to avoid stairs.

    A wheelchair-accessible entrance to the Museum is located immediately to the right of the main entrance off Fifth Avenue on 92nd Street.

    All public restrooms include accessible facilities.

    Standard wheelchairs are available on a limited basis to reserve no more than 24 hours in advance by calling 212.423.3213. Upon arriving at the Museum, please advise the lobby security guard that a wheelchair was reserved, and it will be made available.

Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

  • The Museum provides a variety of programming for people who are blind or have low vision.

  • Multisensory Verbal Description Tours of exhibitions are offered on select Wednesday afternoons. To learn more, please check out our Access Programs.

    Private group verbal description tours are available for a minimum of five people upon request at least four weeks in advance.

  • A tactile book featuring raised drawings and Braille is available for tours exploring select works of art in the Museum’s collection.

    To request a tour, please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289.

  • Large print labels for temporary exhibitions are available at the entrance to the galleries.

Note: Lighting in the galleries may be dimmed to protect the art

Visitors Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

  • Assistive listening devices—along with receivers and headsets or neck loops—are available for public programs taking place in Scheuer Auditorium and in the galleries.  Please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289. Relay calls are welcome.

  • The admissions desk, coat check, Cooper Shop, Goodkind Media Center (Floor 3), Millstein Gallery (Floor 3), and information desk (Floor 4) are each equipped with induction hearing loops that transmit directly to T-coil compatible hearing aids—please switch your hearing aid to “T”. Receivers and headsets are available at the admissions desk for visitors without T-coil compatible hearing aids. 

  • Tours of temporary exhibitions conducted in American Sign Language are offered on select Thursday evenings. To learn more, please check out our Access Programs.

    A sign language interpreter is available for most Public Programs upon request at least four weeks in advance. Please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289. Relay calls are welcome.

  • Videos without sound are labeled “no sound,” and those with spoken words have open captioning.

  • Service animals are welcome.

Note: Appointments for private tours should be made at least two weeks in advance.

Explore our Access Programs

Tips and Guidelines

When You Arrive

  • We want the Museum to be a safe place, which is why everyone has to be checked by security. It’s quick and the guards are friendly.
  • Are you carrying a backpack, umbrella, shopping bag, or any bag bigger than 11 x 14 inches? Unburden yourself at our coatroom. You’ll enjoy your visit more with a lighter load and less chance of bumping into valuable artwork.
  • Why bother lugging your laptop or suitcase? We can’t hold them for you and luggage isn’t allowed inside the building.
  • For more information on security, please call 212.423.3213.

Special Assistance

  • Wheelchairs are available and may be reserved at the Museum in advance by calling 212.423.3213.
  • Click here for information about the Museum’s other accommodations and programs.

Mobile Devices

  • Feel free to text, tweet or listen to audio tours during your visit. As a courtesy to other visitors, we ask that you please set your phone to vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the galleries. For the best service, connect to our free wifi (JM Guest) during your visit.

Protecting the Art

  • We know visiting museums can really work up an appetite, but eating and drinking in the galleries just isn’t kosher.
  • The artists in our exhibitions use every kind of media—ink, paint, charcoal, gouache, etc. If you’re feeling inspired while you’re here, please write or sketch in pencil!
  • Non-flash photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and the use of tripods are not permitted.
  • If you’ve ever ridden on a crowded bus or subway car, you know the value of personal space. We hope you’ll honor the artworks by keeping a safe distance.

Free Admission Days

  • In Judaism, Saturday is the Sabbath, a day of rest, free from the concerns of schedules, everyday work, and commerce. For this reason interactive exhibition elements, audio guides, our Shop, and the children’s exhibition are not available. In observance of the Sabbath, admission is free on Saturdays, as well as on select Jewish holidays.
  • Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is open on Saturdays for prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunch. Advance reservations required. The Restaurant and Take-Out Appetizing Counter are closed on Jewish holidays.

Visiting with Small Children

  • We love having kids visit, however there may not be enough room for strollers in the special exhibition galleries. Umbrella strollers are welcome in the rest of the Museum and a limited number are available for loan from the coat room.
  • For more Tips for Visiting with Kids click here.

Lost and Found

  • Missing something? Visitors who have lost items should call 212.423.3213.

Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum Restaurant & Appetizing Counter

Hours

Take-out Restaurant
Sunday 9 am - 5:45 pm 9 am - 5:45 pm
Monday 9 am - 5:45 pm 11 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 5:45 pm 11 am - 4 pm
Wednesday Closed Closed
Thursday 9 am - 8 pm 11 am - 4 pm
Friday 9 am - 4 pm 11 am - 2 pm
Saturday Closed 10 am - 4 pm

About Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum

After 103 years on the Lower East Side, Russ & Daughters, the landmark New York City appetizing shop on East Houston Street, has opened a new location uptown at the Jewish Museum — a kosher 70-seat, sit-down restaurant and a take-out appetizing counter on the Museum’s lower level.

Purveyors of the highest quality smoked fish, bagels, and traditional baked goods, the Russ family for four generations has owned and operated Russ & Daughters since 1914. Upon the 100th anniversary of the Russ & Daughters emporium in 2014, owners Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman opened the Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard Street where their great grandfather peddled herring from a barrel and a pushcart.

The restaurant offers a selection of classic appetizing foods drawn from the original Russ & Daughters shop as well as the Russ & Daughters Cafe, including: smoked fish platters, bagels and bialys, knishes, herring, salads, soups, egg creams, and classic desserts such as babka. The appetizing take-out counter offers traditional smoked fish and spreads by the pound, as well as bagel sandwiches.

The restaurant at the Jewish Museum is made possible by The Weissman Family, the Jewish Museum Board of Trustees through the Strategic Transition Fund, Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, an anonymous gift, Mimi & Barry Alperin in honor of their parents Max & Ruth Alperin and David & Vera Fish, and the family of Joseph L. Mailman.

Now Accepting Reservations on Saturdays

Finally, lox without the lines! Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is now accepting brunch reservations on Saturdays. The legendary appetizing emporium’s uptown location will feature a completely Kosher, pre-paid set menu on Saturdays, allowing guests to experience a true day of rest in accordance with Sabbath observance.

With advance reservations, a delectable spread of Russ & Daughters brunch classics can be enjoyed without an hours-long wait. A set menu served family-style includes an appetizing platter, an assortment of breads and bagels, pickles, and desserts, all designed to share.

Pre-paid reservations required and can be made up to three weeks in advance and are accepted until 3 pm on Friday for each Saturday. Saturday Restaurant hours are 10 am – 4 pm. The Take-Out and Appetizing Counter is closed Saturdays. Please note that Jewish Museum member discounts are not valid on Saturdays.

Maximum table size is 8 people. Need room for the whole tribe? For information on hosting a private event or larger party on a Saturday, email jewishmuseum@russanddaughters.com.