Staying Indoors during lockdown? Visit us From Home
December 2020 lockdown
Walking Through the Museum
Can’t visit a museum? Visit some of the exhibits at the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot via these video clips.
In addition, the Museum staff conducts online tours for groups via ZOOM
New! Museum Airlines Free online interactive digital quiz for kids and families
Together During the High Holidays - the "Foodish" Jewish Lens Competition
So what’s cooking?
When you’re done cooking for the holiday, visit the Jewish Lens site and upload photos reflecting your family culinary tradition.
We will choose a winning photo, and give the sender a one year subscription to MasterClass – online lessons from world names such as Gordon Ramsay, Massimo Bottura, Wolfgang Puck, Dominique Ansel, Anna Wintour, Samuel L. Jackson, to name just a few!
Let us into your kitchen and share those special moments with us here: https://myjewishlens.bh.org.il/he
Framing the Story: Grandparent-Grandchildren Photography Initiative
Our Family Story
How can we tell our family story creatively? Find out how families around the world do so and create an artistic display that tells your family story. Artistic displays could include a poster, an animated movie, a blog, and more. Submit a video of you explaining your project to us at Beit Hatfutsot, and we will upload it to our website. CLICK HERE for instructions.
Interview and document family stories
Interview family members, either those at home with you or over video chat, using this Interview guide. Upload family stories to the Online Story Collection, which already has over 16,000 stories. Country codes to upload: USA- 1959; Australia- 1960; South Africa- 1961; England- 1962; Canada- 1963. Stories can be uploaded in any language.
Bonus Hebrew exercise: For students with advanced Hebrew, ask them to upload their story in Hebrew.
Check out Jewish communities around the world at Com.unity. Find a community with two similarities to your community and two differences. Feel free to upload your community as well!
Explore your family roots on the museum online databases
Watch these films from the Heroes: Trailblazers of the Jewish People exhibit.
Which film is your favorite? Why? Who is your personal hero?
Cheer up and connect with other Jewish communities during this time at The Jew in You
Jewish Lens in the times of Corona
Check out the Beit Hatfutsot photo collection filled with photos uploaded by Jews around the globe. Upload one photo of your family doing their favorite Jewish tradition, and another photo of your family doing something Jewish from home, with social distancing (ex: online megillah readings for Purim).