The Bronx

5901 Palisade Ave

Jacob Reingold Pavilion

Bronx, New York 10471

Contact Info



Sun - Thurs 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Derfner Judaica Museum is part of Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health, a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 13,000 older adults through its resources and community service programs.

The Judaica Museum was founded in 1982 when Riverdale residents Ralph and Leuba Baum donated their collection of Jewish ceremonial art to the Hebrew Home. A refugee from Nazi persecution, Ralph and his wife, Leuba, had an intense desire to preserve and pass on to future generations the memory embodied in the objects they collected, the majority of which were used by European Jews before the Holocaust. In 2008, The Judaica Museum was named in honor of the late Helen and Harold Derfner. The Museum features a rotating gallery space for modern art relating to Jewish life and culture.

As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Hebrew Home at Riverdale is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus including the Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. The Museum provides educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and visitors from elsewhere.

Derfner Judaica Museum at Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Ongoing Events


"Erosion: Works by Leonard Ursachi"

On View July 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Past Events


"Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth"

On View January 28, 2018 - May 27, 2018


Chuck Fishman

On View September 17, 2017 - January 07, 2018


Brenda Zlamany: "100/100"

On View September 13, 2017 - January 07, 2018


Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

On View March 26, 2017 - July 30, 2017


L’dor Vador/From Generation to Generation: Portrait Photographs by Seth Harrison

On View November 06, 2016 - December 29, 2016


Robert Katz

On View September 18, 2016 - January 05, 2017


Richard McBee

On View April 10, 2016 - August 14, 2016


To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness

On View September 10, 2015 - January 03, 2016


Vincent Hložník: Between War and Dream

On View March 29, 2015 - August 16, 2015