The core of the collections is the library, comprising Rabbinics, Jewish History and Yizkor Books, Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, and a considerable collection of Christian Hebraist works. The rabbinic section, which includes Rabbi Louis Jacobs’ Library and the Library of the Lady Judith Montefiore Theological College, constitutes one of the finest rabbinic libraries in Europe. The Dutch-Jewish materials of the Coppenhagen Collection are unmatched outside the Netherlands.
A central place is occupied by the funds relating to Sir Moses Montefiore: the Foyle-Montefiore Collection (which contains the library of Leopold Zunz), the Shandel-Lipson Archive, the Sebag-Montefiore Archive, the Catherine Lewis Loan and the Montefiore Manuscripts Microform Collection. The recently added Western Hebrew Library and the Weisz Western Sephardi Collection of Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation in London are expected to stimulate much new scholarly work in the fascinating area of English and Dutch Sephardi history.
1974 Getzel Kressel Collection and Archive
1992 Gedalyah Elkoshi Collection
1998 Catherine Lewis Yizkor Book Collection
2004 Foyle-Montefiore Collection
2004 Shandel-Lipson Archive
2004 Hugo Gryn Collection and Archive
2005 Loewe Pamphlet Collection
2006 Coppenhagen Collection
2006 Arthur Sebag-Montefiore Archive
2012 Catherine Lewis Loan (Montefiore)
2012 Raphael Loewe Archive
2013 Western Hebrew Library
2015 Weisz Western Sephardi Collection