Guided Tours at Beit Hatfutsot
Guided tours of the Museum for individuals, families, and groups of different sizes are available in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German. Tours are approximately 90 minutes in length and can be tailor-designed to meet the needs and interests of a particular group. Add-on workshops of approximately one hour can be included in the visit as well.
Inspire Your Story
The Museum is our playground as we tell stories, snap selfies and explore Jewish identity through guided activities and group discussions. Jewish values, language, culture, ritual and the role of Israel all come into play as we delve into collective memory and global interconnectedness.
Repairing the World: A Path to Social Action
How can people and communities repair the world? The tour looks at Jews who have acted boldly to effect social change through courage, creativity, and innovation. Visitors explore questions of what makes someone a hero and how a community can influence and create positive change.
My Story, Our Story
(Family Groups, Synagogue Missions, Bar/Bat Mitzvah groups)
A journey through the Museum illustrates each particular family’s cultural heritage. What unites us, and how are we unique? Life cycle events and holiday displays are highlighted as an opportunity to discuss how communities celebrate these moments together.
Celebrate Israel’s 70th Anniversary
Delve into the meaning of “yearning for Zion” throughout the ages and the significance of Israel in the hearts of diverse Jewish communities around the world. Participants engage in the story of the Jewish people, featuring views of Israel in Jewish life, ritual and experience.
U + I + The Israeli Story
Through the prism of Jewish Peoplehood, we ask the following questions: Why is preserving and strengthening the connection between the Jewish people and Israel important? How can Israel become a vital element of Jewish identity and how can meaningful engagement with Israel take place through Jewish education?
This education program can facilitate a nuanced discussion of Israel, its place it Jewish identity and peoplehood, and the personal place it occupies for Jews around the world. Utilizing texts and visual materials, this workshop will focus on personal connection to Israel as a multidimensional concept. This focus on the personal aims to start the topic by creating a productive space for different opinions and points of view, before engaging with history and politics. This personal connection can then serve as a gateway to more learning with other methods and subjects.