Hold Your Event at the Center

The Yiddish Book Center's beautiful setting and elegant space in Amherst, Massachusetts, is the perfect place for family simkhes (celebrations), conferences, and community functions.   

In the heart of the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts, the Yiddish Book Center is surrounded by peaceful gardens, a ten-acre apple orchard, and a view of the rolling Holyoke Range. We offer two inside function spaces as well as a terrace. All rental spaces are fully accessible, and all inside spaces are air conditioned. We have a full kosher dairy kitchen and can provide a list of approved kosher caterers.

  • The Kligerman-Greenspun Performance Hall: The 3,000-square-foot Kligerman-Greenspun Performance Hall is perfect for weddings, bar and bas mitzvahs, community functions, and other celebrations. The space accommodates 225 guests concert style or 150-180 people for dining.
  •  The Applebaum-Driker Theater: A more intimate space for smaller presentations and ceremonies, the Applebaum-Driker Theater seats 78 people and offers stage space and a large projection screen with full audiovisual equipment and a sound system.
  • Terrace: Our beautiful outdoor terrace, available for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and other functions, overlooks our gardens and apple orchard and the magnificent scenery of western Massachusetts.