The 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in Jerusalem, 6-10 July 2015. Haim Ghiuzeli, Director of Databases at Beit Hatfutsot, will lecture on “New Developments at Beit Hatfutsoth” and “Visual Documentation of Jewish Soldiers in Foreign Armies”. Conference site: http://iajgs2015.org/
La conferencia anual y la ceremonia que resumen las actividades del programa “G2G: Generation to Generation” (De Generación a Generación), se llevó a cabo recientemente en el Beit Hatfutsot – el Museo del Pueblo Judío. El lema de la conferencia fue “Las diversas facetas del programa G2G”. Cuatrocientos cincuenta grupos de escuelas de todo el […]
“Mi Historia Familiar” es uno de los programas emblemáticos más innovadores del Beit Hatfusot. Jóvenes participantes de Israel y de las comunidades judías de todo el mundo, se embarcan en un proyecto personal, significativo, experimental y multigeneracional sobre el legado judío. A través de la investigación personal y una creatividad inspiradora, los alumnos producen una […]
My Family Story is one of Beit Hatfutsot’s most innovative flagship programs. Young participants in Israel and worldwide Jewish communities, embark on a meaningful, personal, and experiential, multigenerational Jewish heritage project. Through personal research and inspiring creativity the students produce an art display illustrating their families’ roots and connection to the greater story of the […]
Throughout the Jewish world, students research and write their roots and heritage stories. This marks a milestone moment in the lives of young Jewish students in Israel and around the world when they are challenged for the first time to find their own personal and unique story that emphasizes their Jewish identity. My Family Story program, led by The International […]
Four-of-a-kind card game in Hebrew
Twenty Sabbath songs. Vocals: Amos Barzel
Melodies of my Father’s Home – Yael Levi Tal. Guests participating: Boaz Sharabi, Sasi Keshet, Flowers of Jerusalem choir, and various guests
A new exhibition, “United Colors of Judaica – Eliahou Eric Bokobza – Multiple Jewish Identities: A New Perspective” will be displayed in Beit Hatfutsot starting on July 17. This new solo exhibition by Eliahou Eric Bokobza, is an inspiring discussion of Jewish identity from the ethnic, religious and cultural aspects. The exhibition has three main […]
The countdown has started! On Sunday June 14th Beit Hatfutsot will host the My Family Story Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf Annual International Competition award ceremony. This year we are celebrating an amazing 20 years of the program! In 2015 20,000 students from 155 schools in Israel and around the world participated and a short-list of 200 […]
“Bless this Place” – designed ceramic tile with pomegranates
Ceramic plaque with verses from the Jewish morning prayer
A hanging ceramic tile with the biblical verse אם אשכחך ירושלים תשכח ימיני If I Forget thee O Jerusalem (Psalms, 137:5)
A ceramic plaque with wheat stalks
Gefen (vine) – ceramic plaque of the Seven Species series
Hanging ceramic tile with a pomegranate and the Hebrew phrase “Woman of Valor”
A ceramic tile with a large red pomegranate
A hanging ceramic plaque with an olive tree and olive branches
A ceramic tile with palm tree and dates, by Amir Rom
An illustrated history of the Halacha with important dates, rabbis and scholars (Hebrew)
A Timeline of the history of The Jewish people and the Land of Israel, accompanied by spectacular images. The Timeline illustrates notable dates, important events, leaders, public figures and major historical processes.
A satellite view of Israel and the Middle East. Hebrew and English
A Map of Israel, 1:400,000 (English)
A Map of Israel, 1:400,000 (Hebrew)
Published by Gefen Publishing House, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, English
A poster including the lyrics of “Hatikva”, a map of Israel, a photo of Herzl and the national symbols
Special Note: On Thursday, May 28 Beit Hatfutsot will be closed at 4p.m due to Tel Aviv University “student’s Day” events.
Una nueva exposición “Los Colores Unidos de Judaica – Eliahu Eric Bokobza – Múltiples Identidades Judías: Una Nueva Perspectiva”, será exhibida en Beit Hatfutsot a partir del 17 de julio. Esta nueva exposición individual de Eliahu Eric Bokobza, provoca un interesante debate sobre la identidad judías, desde los aspectos étnicos, religiosos y culturales. La exposición […]
A colorful poster depicting the division of the Land of Israel into tribal portions, as well as the symbol of each tribe
From Biblical time to the 21st Century
Irina Nevzlin Kogan, Presidenta de la Junta Directiva del Beit Hatfutsot, convocó la semana pasada a una fiesta íntima en Nueva York, y se refirió específicamente al tema de la exposición “Tejedores de Sueños: Desde los Sastres Judíos hasta los Diseñadores de Moda de Elite”, la cual está actualmente en exhibición en el Museo. El […]
Recepción de Gala para los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en el Palacio Shönburg, Viena Los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel, disfrutaron recientemente del primer viaje organizado en grupo, a Viena, Austria. “Beit Hatfutsot es el centro nacional para las comunidades judías en el mundo”, dijo Irit Admoni Perlman, Directora de Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot […]
The Many Faces of the “G2G: Generation to Generation” Program 2015 The annual conference and ceremony summarizing the 2015 activities of the G2G: Generation to Generation program was recently held at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. It was conducted under the theme: The Many Faces of the G2G Program. 450 groups […]
Last Thursday Friends of Beit Hatfutsot Austria (chaired by Dr. Joanna Nittenberg) as well guests from Israel, the United States and Europe gathered in the stunning Palais Schönburg in Vienna for a gala evening. The event was attended by Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Mr. Zvi Heifetz, Israeli Ambassador to […]
Round spinning ceramic dreidel with six blessings in Hebrew and English
Embroidered cotton white hat with silk embroidery of blue flowers
Embroidered silk sign with the Hebrew phrase ברוכים הבאים (welcome) in golden thread, decorated with fish and pomegranates
Steel hanging hamsa, laser cut, hand painted, featuring views of Jerusalem
Wall hanging hamsa, laser cut, hand painted with colorful birds
Embroidered cotton white hat with silk embroidery of purple flowers
Printed colorful coaster set with Jerusalem design, six pieces, each 10X10 cm
Velvet yarmulke, embroidered with golden thread against a dark blue background, featuring the views of Jerusalem
Velvet yarmulke, embroidered with light blue silk thread against a dark blue background, featuring the walls of Jerusalem
Embroidered challah cover with the Hebrew word for “Shabbat”: שבת, silver thread on a blue cloth
Gold & silver challah cover- full silk embroidery, with the Hebrew word שבת
Blue challah cover- full silk embroidery, with the Hebrew word for Shabbat: שבת
Floral Hanukah menorah, laser cut, hand painted
Steel laser cut hand painted hanukia with colorful birds and pomegranates
Pomegranate wall hanging, laser cut, hand painted. Red, green and blue
Laser cut, hand painted candlesticks with Jerusalem design
Laser cut metal candlesticks with hand painted flowers
Hand painted metal candlesticks, brown tree with pomegrenates and birds
Hand painted metal candlesticks, yellow tree with pomegrenates and birds
Colorful embroidered silk challah cover for Shabbat and holidays, with the Hebrew words שבת ויום טוב
Embroidered challah cover with verses about the Sabbath from Genesis, chapter 2, in Hebrew – blue letters
Challah cover, bright with pomegranates, machine embroidery with the Hebrew words שבת ויום טוב
Challah cover, bright with pomegranates, machine embroidery with the Hebrew words שבת ויום טוב
Embroidered silk wall hanging with pomegranates
An embroidered silk wall hanging with the Hebrew blessing שלום (peace).
White yarmulke embroidered with leaves and branches
Large cylindrical mezuzah, made of brass with a patina coating, to be installed by pasting
Square dreidel with floral design, colorful. Stands and spins on a brass base
A pair of hand-made Shabbat candlesticks, brass wrought with a smooth patina finish and a delicate floral design
Brass Hanuka menorah wrought with a patina finish, with birds
A brass hanukia decorated with floral motifs and in the center – the cruse of oil
Hand made brass Hanuka menora with a patina finish depicting floral landscape and two hoopoes.
Brass hanukia with a menora design, an olive branch and two doves
Glass painted hamsa with gazelles
Glass hand painted hamsa, with views of Jerusalem
Ceramic tile featuring barley – one of the Seven Species
Large hand painted wooden hamsa, with motifs of the city of Jerusalem HAL-1
Large hand painted wooden hamsa with peacocks
Large hand painted wooden hamsa with doves
Large hand painted wooden hamsa, decorated with motifs from the holy city of Jerusalem
A round ceramic dreidel in a bowl, with six blessings
Rotating ceramic hand painted carousel with blessings in Hebrew
Ceramic dreidel, classic design, with the Hebrew letters for Hanukah: נ ג ה פ
Ceramic dreidel shaped as a Star of David with the Hebrew letters of Hanukah: נ ג ה פ
Silk wall hanging with blessings in Hebrew and English. Flowers on a white background
Silk wall hanging with blessings for the home in Hebrew and English on a blue background
Silk wall hanging with blessings in Hebrew and English. Red pomegranates on a white background
Original Hanukah menora with three train cars, the engine is designed for the shamash (candle), standing on a dreidel
A richly decorated mezuzah with dreidels by artist Eran Grebler
Seder plate with smooth and modern design, including subtle allusions to the holiday’s tradition on the reverse
A brass Hanukah menora, shaped like a branch, with nine candle holders
A brass candlestick designed as a branch with two candle holders
Brass designed Hanukah menora, shaped like a carob pod
Aluminum designed Hanukah menorah, shaped like a carob pod
Want to design your own Hanukah menorah? This menorah includes eight cacti-shaped candle holders which you can assemble differently each day (41.5 cm. when lined up)
A statue for your desk or shelf, modeled as a “sabra” (cactus) with a dove – the symbol for peace – sitting on the top
A standing magnetized “sabra” (cactus) for holding metal clips and pins on the desk
Aluminum right foot with a red ribbon for good fortune. Can be used as a paper weight
Decorative brass and aluminum paper weight, shaped as a divided Star of David, conjoined with an almond
A calligraphic megilla of the Book of Ruth. Calligraphy and allegorical illustrations by Zeev Raban
Exhibition catalog “Light and Shadows” presents a comprehensive, in-depth portrait of Iranian Jewish community. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2012, hardback, 290 pages, in English. Editor: Prof. David Yeroushalmi
Arbeiter und Revolutionaere; Die juedische Arbeiterbewegung – exhibition catalog. Published by Beit Hatfutsot 1993. Paperback, 136 pages, German
In the Land of the Golden Fleece: Exhibition catalog. Published by Beit Hatfutsot and the Ministry of Defense Publishing House, 1992, hardback, Hebrew, 206 pages
“Treasures of Galicia” exhibition catalog. Published by Beit Hatfutsot, 1994, 59 pages, hardback, Hebrew
This book reveals the wonderful world of our grandmothers, and includes 200 recipes, advices, and a nutritionist’s concern for health – all presented with old fashioned wit and wisdom. Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform in 2010, paperback, 190 pages, English.
This book reflects on Jewish life in Eastern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the present through rich textual and photographic descriptions. Published by Vallentine Mitchell in 1992, Epilogue by Rabbi Moses Rosen, hardback, 224 pages, English
Catalog of Beit Hatfutsot’s Core Exhibition. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2011, paperback, Hebrew and English
Four-of-a-kind card game with illustrated cards suitable for painting (Hebrew)
Four-of-a-kind card game for learning Hebrew (in English)
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Zionist Congress in 1996, Beit Hatfutsot hosted an exhibition “Blue and White in Color” commemorating Zionist memorabilia. Exhibition catalog published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1997, paperback, 133 pages, English
Four red anemone flowers and one yellow butterfly in a vase. Hand painted metal sculpture by “Tzuki”
Multicolor wall hanging with fish, “ברוכים הבאים” in Hebrew – WE-6
Silk welcome sign with blue and purple fish in Hebrew
Welcome sign in English with gold tones. WE-6
Hand painted, lazer cut steel sculpture depicting a cactus on a window sill. Catalog 2013- catalog #0-40045
Hand painted standing steel sculpture of a couple riding a bicycle in spring bloom
A steel hand painted sculpture of a bicycle rider. Catalog 2013- catalog #0-40071
A colorful silk embroidered sign decorated with a hamsa
Embroidered yarmulke decorated with Stars of David. YME-5 B
For over 30 years, our gift shop has provided visitors a chance to take home a little bit of the spirit of the Museum of the Jewish People. Now for the first time, you can enjoy this unique shopping experience, quickly and easily, from anywhere in the world. The museum’s new online gift shop features […]
120 minutes. NTSC. English
Quality, decorative paper cut-outs (four) for ages 3 and up
Quality, fun, decorative paper cut-outs (four) for ages 3 and up
Quality, fun, decorative paper cut-outs (three) for ages 3 and up
Exhibition catalog examining works by eight Israeli artists, from the 1970′s to the present, in relation to their detachment from, longing for, and return to images of both the body and of divinity. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2012, hardback, 118 pages, English/Hebrew.
Exhibition catalog: a testament to an entire generation of Eastern European Jewry, J. D. Kirszenbaum’s artistic œuvre is showcased in this photographic and biographic reference. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2013, paperback, 39 pages, English/Hebrew
Bilingual Hebrew-English Jewish Bible based on the Friedlander family Bible – corrected, modernized and revised translation by Harold Fisch. Published by Koren Publishers Jerusalem in 1976(2008?), hardcover, 1029 pages, Hebrew/English
Exhibition catalog: this unique book presents a story of Jewish life in Norway as it flourished in the period from 1851 until the Second World War. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2003, hardcover, 112 pages, English. Edited by Ann Sass
Exhibition catalog. Published by Beit Hatfutsot 2014, paperback, French+Hebrew, 136 pages. Edited by Prof. Hagai Ben Shamai
This book reveals, layer upon layer, the centrality of the Western Wall in Jewish life, culture and thought, and the significance of the heritage it embodies. Published by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation in 2002, hardcover, 160 pages, English
A new format of album, combining texts by prominent Tel Avivian cultural personalities with spectacular photography. Published by Biblieurope in 2012, paperback, 304 pages, English/Frensh
Construction of the new wing, which will include the Synagogue Hall and new exhibition galleries has started. The new wing is slated to open in the Spring of 2016.
Semana de Pesaj 5775 – El Beit Hatfutsot permanecerá abierto, con acceso gratuito, bajo los auspicios del Banco Hapoalim También este año, el Beit Hatfutsot es uno de los 40 sitios que estarán abiertos al público sin costo alguno, por gentileza del Banco Hapoalim. Aprovechen esta oportunidad especial para gozar de las exposiciones, ya que […]
This is a call for contemporary artists, to submit ideas for an interactive artistic display in the center lobby of Beit Hatfutsot-The Museum of the Jewish People. As the museum undergoes a major design and content renewal, we invite artists to create a temporary artistic concept on a large white wall that stands at the […]
Exhibition catalog for “Threads of Silk” tells the story of an ancient Jewish community living along the Silk Road, and reveals its outstanding economic, cultural, and spiritual achievements. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2013, paperback, 217 pages, English/Hebrew. Editor: Prof. David Yeroushalmi
Exhibition catalog for “Light and Shadows” presenting a comprehensive, in-depth portrait of Iranian Jewish community. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2012, hardback, 290 pages, Hebrew and English. Editor: Prof. David Yeroushalmi
Exhibition catalog revealing the lesser-known part of the Affair: the private, ‘behind-the scenes’ story of Alfred Dreyfus and those close to him. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2014, paperback, 134 pages, English/Hebrew. Edited by Prof. Hagai Ben Shamai
This fascinating book on the history of Chinese Jews reads like an adventure story, criss-crossing geographic locations and transcending ages. Published by the Jewish Publication Society of America in 1980, paperback, 436 pages, English
ESTILO Y PATRIMONIO NACIONAL – EVENTO REALIZADO POR BEIT HATFUTSOT EN LA LEGENDARIA CASA DE MODAS MASKIT
Una mañana de moda y patrimonio nacional fue recientemente organizada por los Amigos en Israel del Beit Hatfutsot. Este creativo evento, dirigido al liderazgo empresarial de Israel, se caracterizó por incluir elementos de la moda, la cultura y el arte israelíes. El evento se llevó a cabo en el nuevo local de la casa de […]
This partially autobiographical book reflects on the meaning of Judaism in the modern world. Published by Am Oved in 1989, paperback, 372 pages, Hebrew
This is Twitter’s Museum Week! All this week Beit Hatfutsot is participating in Museum Week 2015 as part of a worldwide Twitter campaign celebrating culture. Each day has a different theme; secrets, souvenirs, architecture, inspiration and family. Follow #museumweek to join in on the fun.
This engaging book presents a series of articles about different aspects of the Jewish labor movement. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1993, paperback, 136 pages, Hebrew. Edited by Tamar Manor-Friedman
MOKUM – the Musical Tradition of the Ashkenazi Community of Amsterdam. Pre-War recordings. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
The Spanish and Portuguese tradition of synagogue music in Amsterdam, London, and New York. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
This collaboration between Beit Hatfutsot’s Feher Jewish Music Center and Deutschlandradio Kultur, the ensemble recherche, and institutions in Germany and the USA features four chamber works, two by Theodore W. Adorno and two by Artur Schnabel.
BTR 0702 CD only
Arnold Schoenberg (composer) and Anton Webern (composer). Chamber Music. Trio recherche (performer) (BTR 0901 DDD . 55:16) – Beit Hatfutsot and Deutschlandradio Kultur.
This book is a reproduction of the original – composed of 52 chapters and 52 paintings exhibited at Beit Hatfutsot. Published by Keter Publishing House with Beit Hatfutsot in 1981, hardback, 128 pages, English/Hebrew
Songs of the Florence-Leghorn Jewish musical tradition recorded between 1980-2001 in Tel-Aviv and Florence. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 0201 (CD only)
Trios by the Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun. A joint production with the Jewish Museum of Vienna. CC-005-0 (CD only)
The CD includes works from and about Terezin, by Israeli composers (Ben-Zion Orgad, Ruben Seroussi and Haim Permont), written for contralto Mira Zakai as dialogues with Terezin; and works written during the Holocaust by Czech-born composers, who perished in the death camps (Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein and Erwin Schulhoff). An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9902 (CD only)
The Israel Kibbutz Choir conducted by Avner Itai. Traditional Jewish and Israeli songs, works for choir.
BTR 9901 (CD Only)
A morning of fashion and heritage was recently organized by “The Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot”. This creative event, geared at leading businesswomen in Israel, was a celebration of Israeli fashion, culture and art. It was held at the new location of Israeli fashion house Maskit, originally established in 1954 by Ruth Dayan. Currently on […]
The Society for Jewish Folk Music of St. Petersburg – works by Joel Engel, Solomon Rosowsky, Joseph Achron, Alexander Veprik, Mikhail Gnessin, Alexander Krein and Leo Zeitlin. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9801 CD Only
Music anthology recorded in Berlin between 1928 and 1930 at the Berlin Jewish Reform Community. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9702 (Double CD Only)
Pianist Varda Nishry in a selection of Jewish works for piano. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
The Israel Piano Trio in a slection of works. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
Lea Avraham performs traditional Yemenite songs and Israeli songs. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9503 (CD & MC)
A selection of compositions for cello and piano by Joachim Stutschewsky (1891-1982) – in Hassidic style. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9202 (CD & MC)
Israeli singer Esti Kenan Ofri performs a selection of songs from the musical tradition of Spanish Jewry.An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9201 (CD & MC)
A selection of Jewish Yemenite songs. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9004 (MC Only)
A selection of Hassidic music and “Nigunim”. Arranged by Lev Kogan and Laszlo Rooth. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
BTR 9003 (CD & MC)
Rectangular mezuza with mosaic design. Brass with patina finish
Large copper hamsa with two leaves
Medium copper hamsa with two leaves
Chora music by the late Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot
Prof. Dariusz Stola, director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and Ms. Lucja Koch, head of the education department, visited Beit Hatfutsot on Sunday, 15.3. They were hosted by chief curator Dr. Orit Shaham Gover, who introduced to them the plans for the new Core Exhibition, and visited Beit Hatfutsot exhibitions.
Round ceramic rotating carousel shaped like the star of david with six blessings. B 320. Suitable for Hanukah
It is with deep regret that Beit Hatfutsot mourns the passing of Erna De-Shalit, a true and dedicated friend of the museum, and sends condolences to all the family. The generous donation that Erna De-Shalit and family granted to Beit Hatfutsot enabled the upgrade and enrichment of the museum’s database of Jewish Family Names, which […]
Passover Haggadah, illustrated by painter Shalom of Safed. Hardcover, packed in a box
Bound in Leather by Melkhior Handmade Leatherwork; available in different colors; Red, Blue or Brown; Illustrated; with a cardboard sleeve
Bound in Leather by Melkhior Handmade Leatherwork; available in different colors; Red, Blue or Brown; Illustrated; with a cardboard sleeve. in English and Hebrew
The Book of Blessings – In Hebrew. Bound in Leather by Melkhior Handmade Leatherwork; available in different colors; Red, Blue or Brown; Illustrated; with a cardboard sleeve
Round ceramic carousel with six blessings
Ceramic dreidel shaped like the Star of David with six blessings, decorated with a coin inscipted with ancient Hebrew letters C475
A round ceramic dreidel with blessings, A 241
Ceramic dreidel with blessings and blue airplanes B 390
NTSC. English and French
Dream Weavers – two booklet catalogs in one package (Hebrew and English)
TelaVIVA four-of-a-kind card game
Wooden stamp set (large), including 27 individual stamps featuring the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, for ages 4 and up
Wooden stamp set (small), including 27 individual stamps featuring the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, for ages 4 and up
Four place mats and matching coasters featuring Noah’s Ark
Animals of the Bible memory game including 24 cards for ages 3 and up. For 2 or more players
Four-of-a-kind Bible stories card game (36 cards) highlighting major Biblical figures for ages 6 and up. 2 or more players. English
Four-of-a-kind Bible stories card game (36 cards) highlighting major Biblical figures for ages 6 and up. 2 or more players. Hebrew
Memory game including 48 cards for ages 3 and up. With free bird index. English
Memory game including 48 cards for ages 3 and up. With free bird index. Hebrew
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket. In English and Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket. In Japanese and Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket. In Italian and Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket. In Russian and Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket. In German and Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket. In Portuguese and Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket. In French and Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
DVD, 100 minutes. NTSC. English and Hebrew
A tiny Tehilim book that fits in wallet or pocket – Hebrew. Published by “Sinai”
Exhibition catalog “Amy Winehouse – A Family Portrait (2014) celebrates her passion for music, fashion, London and her family. Published by the Jewish Museum London in 2014, paperback, 96 pages, English.
100 minutes. NTSC. Narration in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, French, Korean, Chinese-Mandarin, Russian
60 minutes. NTSC. Narration in 7 languages: English French Swedish Spanish German Hebrew and Russian. Copyrights Biblical Productions LTD.
The story of the Six Day War in June 1967. NTSC. English
Eagles over Auschwitz. “The triumph of the return ” Israeli F-15’s over Auschwitz September 4, 2003. Story by Ephraim and Stephanie Kaye. NTSC. English
The Living Bridge: The Meeting of the Volunteers from Eretz Israel with the Holocaust Survivors (Russian)
Exhibition catalog: a new format of album, combining texts by prominent Tel Avivian cultural personalities with spectacular photography. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1983, paperback, 92 pages, Russian.
The Living Bridge: The Meeting of the Volunteers from Eretz Israel with the Holocaust Survivors (Hebrew)
Exhibition catalog: a new format of album, combining texts by prominent Tel Avivian cultural personalities with spectacular photography. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1983, paperback, 92 pages, English/Hebrew.
The Treasure of Jewish Cooking by the gourmet food magazine Al Hashulchan celebrates the diversity of Israeli cuisine which combines traditional Jewish recipes from around the globe. Published by Al Hashulchan in 2012, hardcover, 264 pages, Hebrew.
Noah’s Ark magnetic matching picture game for ages 3 and up. For 2-6 players. Hebrew
Noah’s Ark magnetic matching picture game for ages 3 and up. For 2-6 players. English
This humorous book contains entertaining and exciting stories about the Romanian Jewish community. Published by Steimatzky in 2014, hardcover, 128 pages, Hebrew
This amazing book presents a unique pictorial and textual display of original artifacts, documents and descriptions. Published by Carlton Books in 2009, hardcover, 64 pages, English.
Exhibition Catalogue: Moshe Rosenthails’ sketches are aspiring drawings and cartoons that gave him practice in preparation for the monumental scale he worked with to visually create his historical narrative of the Jewish People. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2013, paperback, Hebrew.
Exhibition catalog: published on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition In the Land of the Golden Fleece, displayed at Beit Hatfutsot. Published by Beit Hatfutsot and the Ministry of Defense Publishing House in 1989, hardback, 206 pages, English. By Rachel Arbel and Lily Magal
Written by renowned experts, this Encyclopedia is an important and trustworthy tool in learning about the Holocaust. Published by Jad Vashem in 2008, hardcover with carton, 572 pages, Spanish.
This Encyclopedia provides an account of the Jewish peoples’ history, culture, and contribution to the world’s history that is straightforward but thorough. Published by Jerusalén : E.D.Z. Nativ Ediciones in 1999, hardcover, 467 pages, Spanish.
This well-illustrated book tells the complete history of Israel from biblical to modern times chronologically, accompanied by original photographs, maps and charts. Published by A. Wolff in 2008, paperback, 504 pages, English.
Exhibition Catalogue: Appropriately paired with an exhibit commemorating the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, this exhibit of Khaldei’s work was exhibited at Beit Hatfutsot. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1999, hardcover, 128 pages, English/Hebrew. Edited by Rachel Schnold
Exhibition Catalogue: This book offers a rare look into the extremely varied lives of Jews in America from 1654 to 1880. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1986/87, paperback, 104 pages, English/Hebrew. Edited by Yossi Avner
This decorative book depicts the Book of Passover through 60 paintings by the Israeli artist Eliahou Eric Bokobza. Published by Halfi Art Editor in 2014, Hebrew.
Exhibition catalogue: The exhibition “Jews in Arab Lands Today” is a photographic record from the personal view of photographers, portraying the unique identity of each Jewish community with its individual cultural and socio-economic features. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1996, paperback, 143 pages, Hebrew.
Exhibition Catalogue: the exhibition held at Beit Hatfutsot to mark the 40th anniversary of the Liberation. Published by Beit Hatfutsot (co-published with Ha’apala Research Association and the Ghetto Fighters House) in 1995, paperback, 47 pages, English/Hebrew. Edited by Lorans Rozengarṭ
Exhibition catalogue: The exhibition “Jews in Arab Lands Today” is a photographic record from the personal view of photographers, portraying the unique identity of each Jewish community with its individual cultural and socio-economic features. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1996, paperback, 143 pages, English.
Exhibition Catalogue: Odessan Jews dominated industrial and trading companies, and transformed Odessa into an exemplar port for the rest of the Yiddish-speaking world. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2002, paperback, 93 pages, English/Hebrew.
Exhibition Catalogue: Almog’s variated oil paintings uniquely depict more than 400 Jewish people. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1999, paperback, English.
Exhibition Catalogue: issued in conjunction with the exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of the Vilna Gaon. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1998, paperback, 90 pages, English/Hebrew.
Exhibition Catalogue: an overview of the life of literary genius and the contribution he made to world literature. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 1980, paperback, English/Hebrew.
Ceramic plaque – Hamsa, with the Hebrew word Shalom, by Amir Rom TS-01
A comprehensive, meticulously researched and eminently readable sourcebook charting the rise and fall of the Lithuanian Jewish community. Published by Gefen Books in 1995, hardcover, 405 pages, English.
Exhibition catalogue: the exhibition “Mazal U’Bracha” (Heb. Luck or fortune and a blessing) unfolds an array of social references to amulets and signs of luck, as manifested in contemporary Israeli art. Published by Beit Hatfutsot in 2014, paperback, 65 pages, English/Hebrew.
Steel hanging Hamsa decorated with dancing children
Hand painted steel hanging hamsa decorated with birds
Hand painted steel hanging Hamsa decorated with musical notes
Hand painted steel hanging Hamsa decorated with spring motives
hand painted steel sculptured key for good fortune – in Hebrew. By “Tzuki”
A hand painted steel sculpture of yellow flowers in a test tube, by “Tzuki”
Hand painted steel sculpture of three cyclamen flowers in a test tube, by “Tzuki”
Hand painted steel sculpture of three purple anemones in a test tube, by “Tzuki”
Hand painted steel sculpture of three red anemonesin a test tube, by “Tzuki”
A “Hamsa” hand designed with dove decorations. with a stand
Tel-Aviv wall “Hamsa” hand with a stand.
Jerusalem Wall “Hamsa” hand with a stand
Seven pink cyclamen flowers and one transparent with a yellow butterfly in a vase. Hand painted metal sculpture
Four purple anemones and one pink butterfly in a Vase. Hand painted metal sculpture by “Tzuki”
A 34-page booklet and a 12-foot illustrated accordion fold pull-out section make up this thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, book. Published by Chartwell Books in 2010, hardcover, 34 pages, English
This truly user-friendly tour of Israel brings to life most important events throughout the history of the land and its three religions: Jewish, Christianity and Islam. Published by Gefen Publishing House in 2011, paperback, 160 pages, Russian
This truly user-friendly tour of Israel brings to life most important events throughout the history of the land and its three religions: Jewish, Christianity and Islam. Published by Gefen Publishing House in 2011, paperback, 160 pages, Spanish
“Israelis and Jewish Peoplehood” was the topic of the conference that drew 250 people to Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People to discuss the theory and the practice of Jewish Peoplehood in the context of Israeli society. The conference was organized by the “International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beit Hatfutsot” […]
In an emotional ceremony held at Beit Hatfutsot on February 10th, 2015, the Leslau family tree was added to Beit Hatfutsot’s database. Attending the ceremony were the siblings of the Leslau family: Etty, Yitzhak, Chana and Ziporah, as well as Beit Hatfutsot’s CEO Dan Tadmor, Director of Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, Irit Admoni Perlman […]
Mrs. Petra Pau, Vice President of the Bundestag, Germany, accepted the invitation of Enia Zeevi Kupfer, Director of the European Desk of Beit Hatfutsot to visit the Museum on their next visit to Israel. Mrs. Pau, joined by her Parliamentarian aides, arrived on February 17th, and received a firsthand explanation by Beit Hatfutsot CEO, Dan […]
A small Moshe Dayan figure
A small Menachem Begin figure
A small David Ben-Gurion figure
The Zion’s Action Figures series – Golda Meir
Theodor Herzl Figure
“To the Top” by David Gerstein. Colorful print on steel.
Exhibition catalogue: this book preserves the breathtaking paintings of Ludwig Blum, celebrating Israel’s landscape and celebrated by those who love it. Published by Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in 2009, paperback, 194 pages, English/Hebrew
Exhibition catalogue: The rare history of the Hungarian Jewish community is examined for its cultural and intellectual diversity. Published by Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People and the Ministry of Defense Publishing House, 303 pages, hardback, English
A couple holding hands by the window by David Gerstein
Hand painted metal cyclist riding in the wind, by David Gerstein
Made of Double sided laser cut steel
Silk embroidered cotton green hat by Yair Emanuel
Wall hanging hamsa, laser cut, hand painted pomegranates
Velvet yarmulke, embroidered with red on dark blue, by Yair Emanuel
Multicolored challah cover made of raw quality silk for the Shabbat table – full embroidery, with the Hebrew word for “Shabbat”; שבת
A metal colored Star of David wall hanging with pomegrenates decorations, by Yair Emanuel
Blue floral welcome hanging sign in English, by Yair Emanuel (WE-1)
A three dimensional brass Hamsa with mosaic decoration and eye.
A brass Hanukah menorah – Jerusalem. Designer: Orit Garder
A square brass dreidel with a base
This truly user-friendly tour of Israel brings to life most important events throughout the history of the land and its three religions: Jewish, Christianity and Islam. Published by Gefen Publishing House in 2010, paperback, 160 pages, English
With fantastic photographs and scholastic works from the culture, this book depicts the culture of Iranian Jews. Published by the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History, 2002, hardback, 457 pages, English
A round brass turqouise dreidel (with a brass base) by Orit Garder.
The hamsa is a common amulet in the Middle East and North Africa, often hung in the entrance to a home, in the car, on a key chain or worn as jewelry.
This book celebrates the mystical Jewish Prague. Published by X in 1993, hardback/paperback, 256 pages
Published by Romillat in 2000, Collection “Terra Hebraia”, paperback, 255 pages, French.
The hamsa is a common amulet in the Middle East and North Africa, often hung in the entrance to a home, in the car, on a key chain or worn as jewelry. This brass hamsa is decorated with oriental motifs.
The hamsa is a common amulet in the Middle East and North Africa, often hung in the entrance to a home, in the car, on a key chain or worn as jewelry
This unique book covers the history of the Jewish people from antiquity to the present. Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in 2003, hardcover, 336 pages, English.
Jewish identity is the concern at the heart of Dr. Ruth Shamir’s book as it follows the development of Jewish culture in the modern era. Published by Milo Books in 2012, hardback, 336 pages, Hebrew.
Un nuevo y emocionante espíritu se vio muy bien reflejado a través de los recientes acontecimientos llevados a cabo en Beit Hatfutsot. Un concierto excepcional se realizó conjuntamente con la celebrada exposición “Amy Winehouse: Un Retrato Familiar”. Mijal Shapira interpretó la música de Amy Winehouse, durante un homenaje especial a la estrella internacional de rock, […]
Una asombrosa velada de música y moda de vanguardia, fue el resultado ejemplar de más de un exitoso evento planificado por y orientado hacia jóvenes adultos de distintas latitudes que visitan el museo. Vlada Poltoratska de Ucrania e Iva Balavajderova de la República Checa, ambas estudiantes de la Escuela Internacional de Estudios del Pueblo Judío […]
¡Encontrar el camino dentro de Beit Hatfutsot se ha hecho aún más fácil! Hace unos meses atrás, Beit Hatfutsot fue elegido por Google para participar de un proyecto piloto de un nuevo servicio ofrecido por Google Maps, conocido como Navegación Interior. Se seleccionó a un número limitado de importantes museos internacionales para este proyecto piloto, […]
30 mujeres, miembros del Club Internacional de Mujeres (IWC, sus siglas en inglés), visitaron recientemente el Beit Hatfutsot. En el club participan las esposas de los diplomáticos acreditados en Israel y de los Directores Generales de empresas extranjeras, así como las esposas de diplomáticos israelíes en el exterior y mujeres líderes en diversos campos de […]
This upcoming PURIM, do not forget to upload your funny costumes photos onto our Purim site: http://purim.bh.org.il/
A stunning avant-garde night of music and fashion, Drum ‘n Dress, is yet another example of highly successful event planned by and geared for the international young adults visitors to the Museum. Vlada Poltoratska from the Ukraine and Iva Balavajderova from the Czech Republic, both ISJPS (International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies) interns, had every […]
Thirty members of the International Women’s Club (IWC) recently visited Beit Hatfutsot. Members include spouses of diplomats serving in Israel, of CEO’s of foreign companies, of Israeli diplomats serving overseas, and leading women in society. The head of the forum is Ms. Yvette Trubowitch. Among the guests was Cathrine d’Elzius Cornet, wife of the Belgium […]
Ethnic-musical research about the Jews of central Yemen. Published by Beit Hatfitsot – the Museum of the Jewish People in 1995, hardback ,351 pages, Hebrew & English.
Strategically seaming together the historical and geographical content of the book in the title, Queen Esther’s Cuisine includes a collection of Syrian-Jewish kosher cooking recipes.
Zionist photographer Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz photographs the Cracovian Jews between Poland and Palestine in the early 20th century. Published by Galicia Jewish Museum in 2009, paperback, 74 pages, English+Polish.
A rare photography collection illustrating “the city that never sleeps.” Published by Galicia Jewish Museum in 2009, paperback, 68 pages, English+Hebrew.
Mezuzah by Avigdor Avraham
This book informs its audience of the less common Jewish communities in India, celebrating the cultural legacy they established. Published by MANQ publications, hardback, 124 pages, English. (Edited by Shalva Weil)
Bronze design candlesticks
Bronze Hanukka Menorah
Fashion designer Alber Elbaz, who designed the “wings gown” especially for the “Dream Weavers” exhibition at Beit Hatfutsit, visited the museum. “I made a gown for the wedding day, which carries such a deep symbolic meaning for the Jewish bride.
El Beit Hatfutsot está llevando a cabo un amplio programa de renovación, que culminará con la apertura del Salón de Sinagogas en 2015 y el Nuevo Museo en 2017. El programa de renovación refleja los cambios esenciales en la cultura y la sociedad judía e israelí, así como los avances en la tecnología de museo […]
Beit Hatfutsot, el Museo del Pueblo Judío, este año cumple el Vigésimo periodo consecutivo de la realización del Concurso Internacional “Mi Historia Familiar”. en homenaje a D. Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf , en el cual intervienen jóvenes de todo el mundo judío: Estados Unidos de América, América Latina, Rusia, todos los países eslavos, Australia, Europa e Israel. […]
Michal Shapira and “The Gentlemen” – a tribute to Amy Winehouse (Wednesday, 24.12) Photos: Efi Yosefi
Beit Hatfutsot – Porque Tú Eres Parte de la Historia Beit Hatfutsot es más que un museo. Es el centro mundial para las comunidades judías, proporcionando a los visitantes un profundo conocimiento y comprensión sobre el Pueblo Judío. Nuestra misión es promover el sentido de pertenencia, fortalecer la identidad judía y perpetuar nuestro rico […]
De sastres a héroes culturales – la contribución de diseñadores judíos al mundo de la moda. Por primera vez en Israel, se presenta una colección central de vestidos, joyas y accesorios, realizados por un grupo internacional de ensueño, compuesto por 19 diseñadores de moda: Ralph Lauren | Donna Karan | Alber Elbaz | Sonia Rykiel Michael […]
Walking into the opening of the latest new exhibition, “Dream Weavers: From Jewish Tailors to Top Fashion Designers”, one might have mistaken this event at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, for Paris, Milan, New York or any other international fashion hub across the globe. Some of the guests may have initially appeared to be “competing” […]
Al entrar al acto de apertura de la última nueva exposición, “Tejedores de Sueños: De Sastres Judíos a los Diseñadores de Moda de Elite”, uno podría confundirse y pensar que este evento se está realizando en París, Milán, Nueva York o en cualquier otro centro de la moda internacional, y no en el Beit Hatfutsot […]
Mr. Shmuel Gani dedicated himself to building the family trees of the Jewish families of Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. There were less than 300 Jews on this island before the start of WW2. The Jews of Zakynthos were protected by the local Greek authorities and escaped deportation and murder by the Germans. The family trees built […]
La exposición, realizada en colaboración con el Museo Judío de Londres, representa la historia de Amy, desde su infancia hasta su muerte, centrándose en sus raíces judías. La vida de la cantante se despliega a través de sus objetos personales, su colección de discos y álbumes de fotos familiares. El evento fue organizado por Reuven […]
On 19-20 October Beit Hatfutsot hosted the 2014 Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors. The Annual Meeting included workshops, lectures and festive events, including a panel with Amb. Dennis Ross and Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror about strategic challenges facing the Jewish People, a benefit at the Amy Winehouse – A Family Portrait exhibition hosted […]
Starting November 19, visiting hours will be temporarily expanded: Sunday-Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot had the privilege to hold the opening night of the exhibition “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait”, which was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the International Board of Governors of Beit Hatfutsot. The event was hosted by Reuven Adler, the chairman of the Israel Friends of Beit […]
La Sra. Kuky Grosskopf y sus hijas estuvieron presentes en el auditorio de AMIA, en Buenos Aires, donde se llevo a cabo la ceremonia de entrega de certificados, de todos los alumnos de Argentina que participaron en el Proyecto “MI HISTORIA FAMILIAR“, en memoria de Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf. El Acto estuvo muy emotivo e interesante […]
Radio Sefarad.com conversó con Beit Hatfutsot acerca del ciclo de conferencias sobre la temática sefaradí y sobre las novedades y cambios que atraviesa el museo
El reconocido boletín de noticias del mundo sefaradí: eSefarad, se interesó en nuestra serie ” Los Sefaradíes”
Los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel, realizarán un evento de beneficencia por ocasión de la apertura de la nueva exposición en Beit Hatfutsot: “Amy Winehouse – Un Retrato Familiar” – dedicada a la fallecida cantante Amy Winehouse, z”l. El evento de apertura de la exposición se realizará conjuntamente con la Junta Internacional de Gobernadores […]
Exposición en colaboración con el Museo Judío de Londres Curadora Principal: Dra. Orit Shacham Guber | Curadores de la exposición: Alex Winehouse y Elizabet Shilbi del Museo Judío de Londres | Curador en Israel: Asaf Galai Apertura: 7 de octubre de 2014 EVENTO FESTIVO DE MÚSICA Y MODAS: 19 DE OCTUBRE – DETALLES La […]
El Beit Hatfutsot llevó a cabo una velada festiva por ocasión de la inclusión de un nuevo modelo de sinagoga a su admirada y singular colección, el Templo Turner de Viena. El Templo Turner fue inaugurado en Viena en 1871, por la congregación Sechshaus; fue un símbolo de autonomía de la comunidad y sirvió como […]
Cuando se piensa en el Museo de la Diáspora en Tel Aviv, nadie se imagina a alguien como Amy Winehouse y sin embargo, el mes próximo se inaugurará en el Museo, la exposición “Amy Winehouse, retrato familiar”. La exposición, exhibida por el Museo Judío en Londres, se centra en la vida de la cantante británica […]
New Synagogue Model introduced to Beit Hatfutsot’s worldly collection Beit Hatfutsot held a festive evening on the occasion of the addition of the new synagogue model, the Turner Temple of Vienna, to its admired and unique collection. Turner Temple was inaugurated in Vienna in 1871 by the Sechshaus congregation; it was a symbol of […]
The complex story of Jews worldwide is the focus at Beit Hafutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, which is undergoing a major renewal project at its Tel Aviv campus. By the end of 2014, Jews everywhere will be able to explore their genealogical and communal roots through BH’s online database — one way […]
On any given day, The Museum of the Jewish People is alive with the sights and sounds of people encountering new aspects of the Jewish experience. These people – of all ages and backgrounds – discover and create the many different stories that constitute our collective past, present and future – our peoplehood. Whether it […]
“The State of Israel and the Jewish communities around the world are two sides of the same coin of the Jewish people”
Guest post by Mariana Herrera & Dina Ergas Guez Since the beginning of the operation Protective Edge (which seeks to restore calm in southern Israel) we have witnessed the ways in which a significant portion of society that ignores the history of the creation of the State of Israel and the current state of […]
Mariana Herrera & Dina Ergas Guez Desde el inicio de la operación Margen Protector (la cual busca restablecer la tranquilidad en el sur de Israel) hemos podido ser testigos de cómo una parte importante de la sociedad que ignora la historia de la creación del Estado de Israel y el actual estado de la […]
POR BARRY DAVIES, DEL JERUSALEM POST (Traducido del inglés por Kalman Gabay) Una nueva conexión con la Diáspora – Irina Nevzlin Kogan trae consigo experiencia, liderazgo y pasión al Beit Hatfutsot. Un nuevo hogar para la Diáspora judía. La impactante Irina Nevzlin Kogan asume el liderazgo del Beit Hatfutsot y su amplio nuevo museo, haciendo […]
The Jerusalem Post Magazine 27 6 14 – cover story iterview with Irina Nevzlin Kogan The impressive Irina Nevziin Kogan takes up leadership of Beit Hatfutsot and its all-embracing new museum, making the Jewish people’s history and future accessible to all [READ MORE]
“La Historia es Sobre el Futuro”: Malcolm I. Hoenlein Obsequia al Beit Hatfutsot El Libro del Dr. Meir Schwartz, “El Pogrom en la Noche de 1938”
Malcolm I. Hoenlein, Dir. Gral./VP Ejecutivo de la Conferencia de Presidentes Obsequia al Beit Hatfutsot – El Museo del Pueblo Judío El Libro del Dr. Meir Schwartz, “El Pogrom en la Noche de 1938” Crónica de los Eventos de “La Noche de los Cristales Rotos” en Alemania Hoy, el Beit Hatfutsot tuvo el privilegio de […]
“History is About the Future”: Malcolm I. Hoenlein, CEO/Executive VP of the Conference of Presidents presents to Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People Dr. Meir Schwartz’s Book, “Pogrom Night 1938″ Chronicling the Events of Kristallnacht in Germany Beit Hatfutsot had the honor and privilege to host Malcolm I.Hoenlein, CEO/Executive Vice Chairperson of the Conference of Presidents […]
LDS Microfilms collection To receive photocopies of records from LDS microfilms in the collection of Beit Hatfutsot please fill out this order form. All information must be entered in Latin characters. Fees: 5.00 NIS per page copied for orders from Israel, minimum 10.00 NIS per order. 2.00 US$ per page copied for orders from outside […]
Esta semana se llevó a cabo en el Beit Hatfutsot, un evento festivo que marcó el final del programa anual escolar “De Generación a Generación (en hebreo: Hakesher Harav Dori). Esta emblemática iniciativa realizada en colaboración con los Ministerios de Educación y de la Tercera Edad, demuestra el singular puente y conexión existentes entre las […]
Cuatro Generaciones asistieron a la Ceremonia de entrega de premios en Beit Hatfutsot, a los ganadores de “Mi Historia Familiar”
Cientos de estudiantes y sus familiares de Israel y de todo el mundo, llegaron al Beit Hatfutsot para participar en el evento de clausura de “Mi Historia Familiar”. Este singular programa educacional, de un año de duración, que se lleva a cabo ya hace 19 años, es uno de los más innovadores y emblemáticos programas […]
Hundreds of kids and their families, representing dozens of countries, packed the museum to participate in a fun-filled, multi-cultural encounter that celebrated this year’s My Family Story competition and exhibit opening. My Family Story developed by the International School for Jewish People Studies at Beit Hatfutsot (ISJPS), enables each student and family to value the […]
Shimón Peres, Presidente del Estado de Israel, Coloca la Piedra Fundamental del Nuevo Museo del Pueblo Judío en el Beit Hatfutsot
La semana pasada, el Beit Hatfutsot se honró con la visita del Presidente de Israel, el Sr. Shimón Peres, quien llegó para participar en una ceremonia muy especial: la colocación de la piedra fundamental del nuevo Museo del Pueblo Judío. El Museo está pasando actualmente por una amplia reforma, y la colocación de la piedra […]
Chef Meir Alalof of Tel-Aviv’s renowned “Messa” restaurant offered an exotic halva cake recipe for Shavuot: “My family came to Israel from Egypt and Turkey, as did halva. It is a traditional Turkish confectionary, and it is also well known in Arab cuisine: in Arabic “halva” means “sweet” or “desserts” “. Dough: 1 kg all-purpose […]
President Shimon Peres Lays the Cornerstone for the New Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Read Shimon Peres’ speech – click here Beit Hatfutsot welcomed Israel’s President Shimon Peres for a special event to lay the cornerstone for the new Museum of the Jewish People. The museum is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation, and the laying of the cornerstone marked an important milestone in the process of its renewal. Approximately […]
Irina Nevzlin Kogan, Chair of the Board of Directors of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, in Tel Aviv, condemned Saturday’s brutal attack on the Jewish Museum of Belgium, which left four dead. Nevzlin Kogan wrote to the museum’s President, Philippe Blondin, to “offer her sympathies and support at this difficult time.” […]
Congregation Shearith Israel in New York, with which Beit Hatfutsot is enjoying profound partnership, celebrated its 360th anniversary. Beit Hatfutsot’s cooperation with the oldest Jewish congregation in America, will be reinforced with the renewal of The Museum of the Jewish People Core Exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot, to which the congregation has contributed artifacts and knowledge. “We are proud […]
“To renew myself, to relive, to be someone else, was always the great temptation of my existence”. Romain Gary Today is the birthday of Romain Gary, born Romain Kacew
When Franco Anza, a pupil attending the “Tarbut” school in Mexico, began preparation of his roots project this year, in the framework of “My Family Story” at Beit Hatfutsot, he already had a family tree. His sister, Valentina, had prepared it two years ago using My Heritage software, which Beit Hatfutsot recommends to participants of […]
In his new book Mordechai (Max) Shatner, Israeli philosopher and artificial intelligence expert, suggests a fresh explanation of the famous Jewish success secret. Apparently, the ancient Jewish art of creating stories is the main source of Jews’ phenomenal success. The diversity of Jewish success led the author to the conclusion that it depends on some […]
These days in 1492 were fateful and busy for Don Isaac Abrabanel. This prominent philosopher, statesman and financier left nothing undone to convince Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon to revoke the Alhambra decree. But despite all his efforts, including a huge bribe he offered the monarchs, the Edict of Expulsion went public, and […]
Now, when the Crimea on everyone’s lips, let’s recall that in 1921 the young Soviet regime had plans to establish a Jewish republic in the peninsula. Actually it was a brilliant idea: the Jewish agricultural settlements, pioneered by “Ha-Halutz” and other Jewish groups, were very efficient; and the American Joint Distribution Committee was willing to pay and […]
The term “melting pot” was used by David Ben Gurion during the early 1950’s. It means creating an Israeli society with an unified identity which, back then, meant Ashkenazi, educated, secular and progressive. Has the “Old Man’s” vision been realised? “Forging the Melting Pot” is a joint project of the Wizo Academic Center Haifa […]
Dear friends, The Beit Hatfutsot team wishes the entire Jewish people a Happy Passover! Pesach is a time of great promise and renewal when we retell a glorious part of the Jewish history and celebrate our freedom. It is also a strong, cohesive force within the Jewish community and culture. Enjoy the pictures of the Pesach […]
Following are 11 beautiful photos of views in Tel Aviv from Beit Hatfutsot photo collections:
Tommy Hilfiger was very impressed with the creative work of the Shenkar students at Beit Hatfutsot’s exhibition “Here Comes the Bride”. He was also happy to meet young and fashionable Tel-Aviv audience to talk about his professional secrets and unmatched life experience.
After an evening dedicated to Romanian Jewry, which included a selection of films from Beit Hatfutsot collections, and a fascinating lecture about Jewish-Romanian roots and family names, we received the most touching letter from Ruti Solomon from Zichron Ya’acov: “I was surprised and moved to tears, and I will treasure this evening in my heart […]
“Our world is being dramatically reshaped. The rules of the past no longer apply. In the 21st century, it’s no longer what you do that matters most but HOW you do it,” – with this strong statement our special guest Mr. Dov Seidman began his fascinating lecture at Beit Hatfutsot. Named one of the “Top […]
The Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, established by Milton Maltz and his wife Tamar, and Ambassador Alfred Moses and his family, have committed a pair of gifts of $5 million each for a combined $10 million to Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People. The Maltzs are no strangers to […]
Hundreds of online visitors joined the Beit Hatfutsot’s special interactive project – the Worldwide Purim Album. Dear friends, we invite you to upload funny Purim photos from your family archive. Together we will create an unforgettable celebration that spans both time and distance. Purim Sameach!
While the anti-Semitism in France is escalating, and the Jewish community in France is seeing an unprecedented exodus, Beit Hatfutsot – the Museum of the Jewish people opens the exhibition “Dreyfus – The Story of a French Jewish Family”.
Enjoy 10 Purim photographs from the Bernard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot. HAPPY PURIM!
If you could talk to any biblical figure, who would you choose? And what would you say? This imaginary dialogue with our ancestors is evolving not only in the Jewish culture, but wherever the Bible was read and taught. The archetypal power of the biblical characters is enormous, and still extremely vivid and even popular […]
Meet Irina Nevzlin Kogan, the elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. She came to the Board in July, 2012 following five years as president of the NADAV Foundation where she was responsible for overall strategic management of the foundation, which focuses on Jewish Peoplehood […]
Orit Shaham Gover was appointed chief curator of Beit Hatfutsot two years ago. She is the director of the new core exhibition, slated to open in 2 stages: The Synagogue Hall, scheduled to open in summer 2015 and the new museum in 2017. Orit is well acquainted with the existing core exhibition, ever since the […]
Medy Shvide is the Project Director of the new core exhibition at The Museum of the Jewish People. Medy has extensive experience in managing art-related projects, in the public and private sectors.
We were glad to welcome hundreds of our old and new friends at the festive opening of “An Island within an Island”. People mingled and laughed, had mojitos, cameras flashed, – all set to the beautiful sounds of authentic Cuban mambo, salsa and conga. The Beit Hatfutsot’s guests had attended a first look at the […]
Gary Rosenblatt interviewed Dan Tadmor for “The Jewish Week”: Dan left a distinguished career in Israeli media — 20 years as an editor and manager at the daily Yedioth Achronot, followed by several years as a television executive — to become the CEO a year ago of Beit Hatfutsot: the Museum of the Jewish People. […]
International Holocaust Day – Remains from a pipe organ from BH collections displayed at the MIM in Phoenix
The remains of an organ pipe found in 1950 by Hans Hirschberg in the ruins of the Neue Synagoge on Oranienburger Strasse, Berlin, are now on display at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The entire collection of Hans Hirschberg was generously donated to Beit Hatfutsot by his sister Mrs. Lilli Fliess, in his memory. The […]
Beit Hatfutsot – the museum of the Jewish people in Tel Aviv is undergoing a comprehensive renewal program which will culminate with the opening of the Synagogue Hall in 2015 and the new museum in 2018. This renewal program reflects essential changes in Jewish and Israeli culture and society, as well as world-wide advances in museum […]