• Sunday — Thursday: noon — 10 p.m. (last entry: 9 p.m.)
  • Friday: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. (last entry: 2 p.m.)
  • Closed: Saturday and Jewish holidays
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The objectives of the Research Center include, first of all, updating and updating the information and representation base of the historical exhibition of the museum, as well as stimulating research on the entire range of topics related to Eastern European Jewry. An important component of the center’s work is scientific and educational activities. In this regard, the center seeks to occupy a special niche in Russian-language Judaic studies, taking on integrating and mediating functions and not duplicating the functions of existing scientific and educational structures. In addition, the center’s tasks include replenishment and processing of existing museum funds.

  • development of forms of representation of objective information about Jewish history and culture;
  • historical and cultural studies and publications;
  • working with archival documents;
  • creation of a scientific forum on issues related to the connection of scientific research with the presentation of information;
  • streamlining information flows in everything that concerns Eastern European Jewry;
  • stimulating research and various forms of popularization of the history and culture of Eastern European Jewry (temporary exhibitions, excursions, educational programs, publication of scientific works);
  • consulting and expert services

Expert advice

The Expert Council is a voluntary association of persons with special knowledge in the field of history and culture of the Jewish people. Members of the expert council are attracted by the Research Center to support its scientific, project, information and other activities.

Tasks of the expert

  1. Providing advisory assistance in identifying new current tasks and areas of activity of the center;
  2. Determining the possibility and direction of cooperation of the center with international and Russian scientific and educational centers;
  3. Scientific and expert assessment of various areas of the center’s activities (development of updates to the main exhibition, temporary exhibitions, conferences, publications and other projects of the center);
  4. Activities of the expert evaluation commission for the purchase and evaluation of stock items.

Composition of the expert

Alexandra Polyan
Candidate in Philology, Associate Professor, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University (Russia), Postdoctoral scholar at Slavic Studies Institute, University of Regensburg (Germany)
Alla Sokolova
Candidate in Architecture, Associated Fellow at the Interdepartmental Center "Petersburg Judaica", European University at St. Petersburg (Russia)
Anna Shternshis
PhD, Al and Malka Green Professor in Yiddish Studies, Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto (Canada)
Benjamin Nathans
PhD, Alan Charles Kors Endowed Term Associate Professor of History, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Dmitry Maryasis
Candidate of Economics, Editor-in-Chief of “Economy of the Middle East” Journal (Israel)
Dov-Ber Kerler
PhD, Professor in Germanic studies and Jewish studies. Dr. Alice Field Cohn Chair, Yiddish Studies, Indiana University (USA)
Eugene M. Avrutin
PhD, Professor of Modern European Jewish History and the Tobor Family Scholar in Jewish Studies, University of Illinois (USA)
Gabriella Safran
PhD, Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, Stanford University (USA)
Gennady Estraikh
PhD, Clinical Professor, Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University (USA)
Golda Akhiezer
PhD, Professor at the Department of Jewish History, Director of Center for Research on Jewish Communities of the Caucasus and Central Asia, Ariel University (Israel)
Ilia Rodov
PhD, Head of the Department of Jewish Art, Bar Ilan University (Israel), Editor of "Ars Judaica" Journal
Mikhail Krutikov
PhD, Professor, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Michigan (USA)
Natan Meir
PhD, Lorry I. Lokey Chair in Judaic Studies, Portland State University (USA)
Oleg Budnitskii
Doctor of Sciences in National History, Director of the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, (Russia), Member of the Academy of Europe
Olga Belova
Dr.Hab, Leading Research Fellow, Department of Ethnolinguistics and Folklore, Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Sascha L. Goluboff
PhD, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Washington and Lee University (USA)
Vadim Altskan
PhD, Project Director, International Archival Programs, the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USA)
Valerii Dymshits
Doctor of Sciences in Chemistry, Researcher and Lecturer at the Interdepartmental Center "Petersburg Judaica", European University at St. Petersburg (Russia)
Zeev Levin
PhD, Head Central-Asian and Bukharan Jews Research Unit, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem Research Fellow, the Harry S. Truman Institute, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)


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  • Our address:
    Moscow, st. Obraztsova, 11, building 1A
  • Schedule: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 20:00 / Friday: 10:00 - 15:00 Saturday and Jewish holidays: closed
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