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The Jewish Museum Berlin will be closed for renovation until further notice. Regrettably, the corona pandemic has caused delays in the construction of the new exhibition. We will inform you of the opening date as soon as possible.

Educators’ Night

Kick-off Event for Pedagogical Professionals

On 17 May 2020, the time will be upon us at last – the Jewish Museum Berlin will open its new permanent exhibition and the children’s museum ANOHA for our youngest visitors aged 3 to 10. We are already working hard on developing our educational programs to include these two major new projects. As part of the kick-off Educators’ Night event on 26 November 2019, it is our pleasure to invite you, dear teachers, carers, and educators to familiarize yourselves with the offers surrounding the new exhibition in a relaxed atmosphere.

Past event


W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Take advantage of this opportunity to visit various themed areas and test our innovative educational offers for elementary, primary, and secondary levels that will be held on- and off-site in future. Our guides and museum educators look forward to speaking to you and incorporating your suggestions and wishes into the further development of the programs.

Grasp this unique chance to have a peek behind the construction site fences of the new children’s museum ANOHA and learn more about the impressive exhibition concept and content!

Drei Frauen sitzend

Photo: Nadja Rentzsch


from 4.30 pm admission, accreditation
5 pm Educators’ Night opening
Welcome: Martin Michaelis (Managing Director, Jewish Museum Berlin)
Welcome: Jürgen Fitschen (Chairman, Deutsche Bank Foundation)
Panel discussion: Dr. Diana Dressel (Head of Education, Jewish Museum Berlin) and Dr. Ane Kleine-Engel (Head of ANOHA, Jewish Museum Berlin)
approx. 6 pm the programs in the themed rooms begin

Room 1: The New Permanent Exhibition – an in-depth look

Exhibition curators present the themes and content of the new permanent exhibition, which range from the history of relations between Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages to the significance of Israel for German Jews today. You will gain an overview of the entire exhibition and a detailed look at originals from the museum’s collection.

Room 2: The New Permanent Exhibition – learning formats for secondary schools

Following an overview of the topics covered by our new permanent exhibition, we present educational formats for schools. Our aim is to bring the contents of the exhibition and your requirements of it together. Thus we invite you to discuss your wishes and needs for the out-of-school learning location JMB with us. The results will flow directly into the conception of our educational programs.

Room 3: ANOHA – The educational concept of the new children’s museum

Based on the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, we ask the question in the children’s museum how each of us can help a little to make the world a better place. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an ark over 7 meters high with 150 animal inhabitants. In the exhibition and studio rooms, we would like to explore themes such as diversity and identity, climate change and a fair and sustainable use of resources. Support us in our search for topics, discuss pedagogical approaches with us, and learn about future group programs at ANOHA.

Children gymnastics on the lettering ANOHA

Photo: Sibylle Baier

Room 4: ANOHA ON TOUR – mobile programs for nurseries and primary schools

As part of our outreach program, we are currently working on a play for nursery-age children and an interactive exhibition format for primary schools. We will provide insights into the current state of development of these projects and look forward hearing your reactions and ideas and to discussing the examples and scene sketches we will show you.

Pointing fingers at an iPad

Photo: Svea Pietschmann

Room 5: Outreach – mobile programs for secondary schools

Discover, pick up, and test the mobile exhibition on.tour. The JMB Tours Schools in this room! We also present the new digital on.tour program Jewish Places, which has been on the road since August 2019. You will get to know the website, which school students can use to research local Jewish history and also create their own contributions. We are still looking for schools interested in developing new mobile educational modules that address the themes of our new permanent exhibition – you are welcome to apply!

The new conception of our mobile services is supported by

Jewish Places

Where, when, what?

  • When Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 4.30–9 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge (registration is no longer possible, the event is fully booked)

  • For journalists Phone: +49 (0)30 25 993 419