Beit Hatfutsot Renews its International Presence
Beit Hatfutsot is renewing its international presence as we take our place as a truly global institution. Learn about our recent activities in Germany and Switzerland; our American visitors; and the recent donation from the Czech Republic.
Enia Kupfer, Director of Beit Hatfutsot’s European Desk, recently hosted Nathan Gelbart, who heads Keren Hayesod’s German campaign. Mr. Gelbrat brought colleagues from his Berlin-based law offices on their first visit to the Museum of the Jewish People that included Matthias Druba, Helmut Sieglerschmidt and Dr. Heiko Giermann.
In addition, new life is being breathed into the Swiss Friends organization with efforts to organize the exhibition entitled Andy Warhol and Israeli Artists Present: Jewish Icons in Zurich which will open in 2012.
United States – Summer Visits:
• Duncan Greenberg, reporter at Forbes Magazine and co-editor of the Forbes 400, and grandson of legendary Jewish baseball player Hank Greenberg recently visited Beit Hatfutsot. His grandfather will be included in the upcoming exhibition opening in January 2012 – Jews in Sports: The Game of their Lives, which highlights the contribution of Jewish athletes to Jewish communal life and culture.
• Dr. David Agus, from Los Angeles, the world renowned cancer researcher, his wife the actress Amy Povich and their children Sidney and Miles, visited Beit Hatfutsot including the new Family Gallery, in July.
• Beit Hatfutsot hosted Michael Rosenzweig the CEO of the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The Museum was designed by Patrick Gallagher, selected as Beit Hatfutsot's chief designer of the new Museum of the Jewish People.
The Governor of the Central Bohemian region, MD. David Rath, has donated a model of the Caslav Synagogue to Beit Hatfutsot prepared for the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv’s exhibition entitled “Jewish Monuments in the Central Bohemia Region. The synagogue in Caslav, constructed between 1899-1900, will be used in Beit Hatfutsot’s educational programming.