Capsule Exhibits by Beit Hatfutsot
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot offers a selection of curated, ready-made photo exhibits that are suitable for display in small galleries, libraries, schools, synagogues, campuses, and historical societies. The exhibits are offered at no cost, with the intention of sharing Beit Hatfutsot’s stories and vast collection of images depicting Jewish history, culture, heritage, and communal life. Based on the Museum’s dialogue approach, the exhibits’ accompanying educational guides are designed to help teachers and museum docents to facilitate compelling and meaningful learning experiences.
Through text and imagery, the capsule exhibits offer a unique opportunity to enrich your communal space while inviting members and visitors to them to become part of the story!
Start Up People, Israeli Innovations
Stemming from the notion that in the modern era Jews have made a unique contribution to the world, the exhibition depicts ideas and innovations that were invented in Israel and have practical, real-world implications that change the lives of people across the globe from both an economic and ecological perspective.
The exhibition showcases five Israeli companies that have sought to enable people to sustain and fulfill their most vital and elementary human needs, from generating safe cooking gas from organic waste to the creation of fresh drinking water out of thin air.
Hidden Identities: In the Footsteps of the Crypto-Jews
The story of the Conversos (Spanish for “convert”) from the Iberian Peninsula is a story about secret, hidden and changing identities. Conversos, Anusim, Crypto-Jews, New Christians and other titles all refer to men and women of the 15th century and on who lived as Christians in public and continued to secretly observe Judaism in the privacy of their homes, developing unique customs that lasted generations. The exhibition, developed in partnership with The Jewish Heritage Alliance, explores the long history of the Jews in the Iberian Peninsula, from the early years of the Roman Empire, through the Golden Age’s economic and cultural prosperity, to expulsions, forced conversions and the story of Crypto Judaism. It sheds new light on the fascinating stories of Crypto-Jews, which are an extraordinary testament to the resilience and strength of their communities, and on their remarkable contributions to world culture.
The publicity and public intrigue surrounding the story of Conversos, in modern Jewish and non-Jewish worlds, reflects a shift in the attitude toward Converso traditions and sheds new light on the fascinating cultures that developed in the Iberian Peninsula and spread around the world.
Snapshots of the People Behind a Young State
A Unique Photo Display in Honor of Israel’s 70th Anniversary
Vintage Jewish Fashion
This exhibit showcases early to mid-20th-century photographs of Jewish weddings – an important part of the Jewish life cycle – from around the world, from marriage ceremonies beneath the chuppah (canopy) to commemorative family photos. With its illuminating diversity, this exhibit enables viewers to glimpse the ways in which a variety of Jewish communities and cultures celebrate their nuptials worldwide.
These 20th century photographs depict traditional costumes and other ensembles from Jewish communities throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Eretz Israel and beyond. Showcased are portrait and group photos, master craftwork including embroidery and jewelry, European Jewish school and sports uniforms, festive dress, early Eretz Israel urban and labor clothing and a famous Israeli fashion brand.
Is it Kosher?
A selection of photographs of cooking, eating & selling Jewish food.
Various Jewish celebrations such as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in a wide variety of communities
Jewish sports events and Jewish sports teams in the 1920’s-1980’s.
The various ways in which the holiday is celebrated and commemorated in communities across the globe.
- Start Up People, Israeli Innovations
- Hidden Identities: In the Footsteps of the Crypto-Jews
- Rosh Hashana
- Celebrating Israel
- Vintage Jewish Fashion
- Jewish Weddings
For more information about the exhibits and educational materials, please contact:
Director of Educational Exhibits and International Partnerships
To request an exhibit, please download, sign, and return the Capsule Presenter Agreement