Members-only Zoom visit to the newly opened ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv. Founded 42 years ago as the Museum of the Diaspora Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum has been transformed and has tripled its space, making it the largest Jewish museum in the world.
During this virtual tour, a senior educator at the Museum will tell us about its new Core Exhibition, which explores the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people. We will visit Synagogue Hall and the exhibition Hallelujah! Assemble, Pray, Study — Synagogues Past and Present, which portrays the diverse expression of global Jewish life related to the synagogue. We will focus on a sampling of the Museum's famous collection of synagogue models, now displayed alongside ritual artifacts from those synagogues or their respective communities. During our virtual visit we will also hear about the Museum's Genealogy Database, one of its digital resources.