Digital Library > The Center for Jewish Art Collection


The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded by Professor Bezalel Narkiss in 1979. Today, the Center's archives and collections constitute the largest and most comprehensive body of information on Jewish art in existence, with approximately 180,000 pictures, sketches and documents. The National Library is collaborating with the Center for Jewish Art to make these materials accessible to the general public. The project is funded by the Prime Minister's Office ("Landmarks" Program), Harvard Library Judaica Division's Judaica Book Fund endowments established by David B. Keidan and the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. Thus far, some 72,000 items have been digitized and the entire collection will be available by 2016.



 Geographic regions covered by the collection

The collection can be viewed according to the geographical origin of the items.​ In addition, a general search can be conducted using the search box above  

​The project is made possible through the generous support of: