President Rivlin’s Visit to Beit Hatfutsot’s New Exhibition “Heroes: Trailblazers of the Jewish People”
Accompanied by his wife, children and grandchildren, President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin recently attended the Museum’s new children’s exhibition, “Heroes: Trailblazers of the Jewish People,” displayed in the Tamar and Milton Maltz Family Gallery at Beit Hatfutsot.
Irina Nevzlin, Board Chair, together with Dan Tadmor, CEO, received the President and his family, sharing with them the vision that brought about both the New Wing and this inspirational exhibition.
“The exhibition is impressive, offering an enjoyable and enriching introduction to Jewish heroes and heroines across a variety of disciplines and throughout history,” remarked President Rivlin.
This exhibition, designed for children ages six-through-twelve and their parents, encourages visitors to discover and redefine those qualities that make a hero. It showcases eight categories of Jewish heroes including scientists, philosophers, cultural giants and more. The gallery, designed as an open space that facilitates free movement, features fifteen interactive stations and six animated films.
“We are pleased to launch this new exhibition, set in the context of the New Wing of the Museum of the Jewish People. It highlights the unique nature of the Jewish people and allows for a variety of forms of success to be represented. This exhibition shows us that a hero is made up of more than physical strength and prowess in battle. It emphasizes a pluralistic vision of Judaism and connects our youth to our culture, religious values and traditions,” said Board Chair Irina Nevzlin.
Chief Curator Dr. Orit Shaham Gover and a team of experts chose 143 representational personalities to appear in the exhibition, including David Ben-Gurion, Henrietta Szold, Albert Einstein, George Gershwin, Donna Karan, Tal Brody, Esther Roth-Shahamorov, Moshe Safdie, Woody Allen, Mark Spitz, Bob Dylan, Sigmund Freud, Claude Lelouch, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Sandy Koufax, Enrico Macias, Jonas Salk, Karl Marx, Alber Elbaz and many more.
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