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4 July 2010

Summer Party and Open Day

Cultural Summer 2010

Photo: Museum Garden

© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jonas Ludwig Walter


4 July 2010, 11 am - 6 pm




Stefan Krauss
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 491
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

The theme of this year’s summer party is the current special exhibition "Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis." A diverse program featuring interactive games for all the family will transform the Museum Garden into a fantastic world of comic adventure.

In the new "Mobile Museum," visitors develop magic powers to help them solve tricky riddles. Fascinating background information on the exhibition can be heard at the discussion with the comic expert Jens Meinrenken. And workshops, baking mazzah bread, and guided tours for children and adults are also all on the program. An American-style barbeque will be on offer to satisfy appetites.


11 to midday: Eli Salzman
The American songwriter Eli Salzman’s is an elegant melange of modern pop, rock, and classic blues. The result is a moving sound with reflective, dreamy lyrics that even unplugged casts a spell on its audience.

5 to 6 pm: Ingrid Olava and Band
In February, Ingrid Olava was awarded the "Statoil Grant," the most highly endowed European pop music award. The power of her music makes many words superfluous - Ingrid Olava writes imaginative and catchy songs somewhere between pop and jazz.

Guided Tours and Events for Adults (Duration 1 hour)

11 am: Jewish Life, Jewish Traditions
A hands-on family tour for adults and young people from 10 years

Midday and 4 pm: Architecture
Can architecture help shape Jewish identity? Observations in and around the Museum building

1 pm: The Ninth Art. Tour through the special exhibition "Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis"

2 pm: Trialog. Judaism, Christianity, Islam. An Historico-Cultural Comparison

3 pm: Through the Museum in Seven League Boots. Tour through the Permanent Exhibition

Please sign up for tours at least 30 mins in advance at the Info-desk.

3 to 4 pm: Pictures of an Exhibition. Panel Discussion
Taking examples from the exhibition "Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis," the roles of Yellow Kid, Superman and others are shown in a political and historical context. The panel: Jens Meinrenken, journalist and comic expert; Johann Ulrich, publisher (avant Publishers); René Mounajed, Germanist and historian.

Workshops, Tours, and Games for Children

11 am to 6 pm: Off go the Superheroes!
An interactive, outdoor puzzle puts visitors in the shoes of superheroes. With x-ray vision, iron fists, and elephant skin, they see the invisible, develop magic power, and discover a Museum that is on a journey….

11 am to 6 pm: Panel, Speedline, and Splash
Open Comic Workshop for Children from 9 to 12 Years

11.30 am to 2.30 pm: Make-up Art / Face Painting
The make-up artist Nina Kostadinova will transform the young and the young at heart into comic figures; photo walls complete the transformation.

11 am to 6 pm: Baking Mazzah Bread in the in the Traditional Wood-fired Oven (in good weather only)

11 am to 6 pm: T- Shirt Workshop "My Name in Hebrew"
T-Shirts on Sale for 2 Euros at the Cash-desk

11 am + 3 pm: Panel, Speedline, and Splash. Children's Tour
Following a tour through the special exhibition, participants design their very own comic strip in this computer-assisted workshop.

1 + 4 pm: Halakah and Braided Bread. What goes into the Shabbat-Basket? Tour for Children from 4 to 9 Years

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