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 digitization of the Index is carried out in cooperation with the National Library of Israel and the Judaica Division of the Harvard Library. 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. Over 200,000 items have been digitized and are now freely accessible to the public. 



 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:

Judaica Book Fund Endowments established in the Harvard Library by David B. Keidan