About the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
You Are Part of the Story
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is more than a Museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. The Museum of the Jewish People conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.
The Museum opened in 1978 thanks to the vision of Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress 1954-1977. In 2005, the Israeli Knesset passed the Beit Hatfutsot Law that defines Beit Hatfutsot as “the National Center for Jewish communities in Israel and around the world”.
- To present and display the unique and ongoing 4,000 year-old story of the Jewish people – past, present and future.
- To nurture a sense of belonging among Jewish visitors and to strengthen Jewish identity.
- To serve as the central address for Jewish discourse, engagement and learning for Jewish individuals, families, communities and organizations from Israel and around the world.
The New Core Exhibition (autumn 2020)
The story of the Jewish people is a story of constant renewal. The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is embracing a renewal process that reflects the Jewish world of today. The new Museum will celebrate the multiculturalism of Jewish diversity and adopt an inclusive, pluralistic approach.
For over four decades, The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot has been playing an integral role in strengthening Jewish identity and perpetuating Jewish heritage worldwide. In order to continue to effectively fulfill this role, Jewish leaders and international experts from around the world have come together to develop and implement a strategic plan for the renaissance of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.
This plan includes the rebuilding of the Museum of the Jewish People. Beit Hatfutsot is positioning itself as a relevant, cutting-edge Museum and cultural center, whose relevance and reputation for excellence will be unrivaled. Each visitor will feel – The Story is not Complete without You!