Music and youth culture, commemoration and traditions, languages and homeland – 22 impressions depict the everyday life of secular and religious, long-established and newly arrived Jews in Germany.
Using the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the exhibition explores keywords, concepts, and what is “Jewish” in Germany today. In the process, light is shed on very different aspects of the German-Jewish present and perceptions of norms are critically examined.
26 Nov 2018 to 19 Apr 2020
Libeskind Building, lower level
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
Sample a Few Stations from the Exhibition
The post of a young Israeli who justified his move to Berlin with the cheap chocolate pudding prices at a German discounter made it from Facebook to the museum – and thereby triggered a debate in Israel. And where to find Berlin’s best hummus definitely belongs in a show on the German-Jewish present.
Anyone who is interested in contemporary Jewish culture in Germany of course comes across the new and interesting ideas that the new generation of Russian-speaking Jews bring to the Jewish community.
Russian-Speaking Jews in Germany
The exhibition was developed with Berlin school students, whose work is on show. At the special request of the students, there is also a “Chill Corner” with four bean-bag chairs and a Jewish pop playlist, as well as six interviews with musicians.
Some Videos of our Jewish Music Playlist
Funded by the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
JMB Journal 20
What is Jewish Music?
By Fabian Schnedler
JMB Journal 20
How the exhibition came about
Article by Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, Miriam Goldmann, Christiane Lindner, and Fabian Schnedler
JMB Journal 19
Further information on the exhibition
from 26 November 2018
A Jew Is Not One Thing
The curator Miriam Goldmann about the exhibition A Is For Jewish
JMB Journal 20
Online Platform Jewish Places
This interactive map of Jewish life in Germany is also presented in the exhibition.
Tours: Public and Bookable Tours through “A Is for Jewish” (2)
Public and Bookable Tours through “A Is for Jewish”
You can book tours through the exhibition A Is for Jewish: Journeys through Now in 22 Letters as a group or book a public tour. Dates, and information on booking and participation can be found on the page for the respective guided tour.
A Is for Jewish (in German)
Every Sunday at 11 am
Public tour through the exhibition. We recommend that you book tickets in advance online.
JMB in 60 Minutes (in German)
In addition to the museum architecture and the role of the museum for the German self-understanding, this tour also deals with the exhibition A Is for Jewish .
Every Saturday, 3 pm
Events Accompanying the Exhibition: A Is for Jewish (6)
A Is for Jewish
Events related to the exhibition theme.
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? Queer Jewish Monday Movies
24. Feb 2020
The documentary film by Barak and Tomer Heymann accompanies Saar Maoz, a gay, HIV-positive Israeli, and tells about his life after his coming-out. (UK & Israel, 2016, 84 min, English/Hebrew with English subtitles)
About a Tea Bowl
27 November 2019 (with video recording; in German)
Discussion with brief presentations about interwoven experiences of post-Soviet Jewish migration
8 to 12 May 2019
Conversations and Interventions in the exhibition »A for Jewish«
From One End to the Other!
12 March, 2 pm & 19 March 2019, 10 am and 2 pm
Exhibition Rally Through the "A Is for Jewish" Exhibition
In Germany – An Exchange
22 February 2019
Performance in the A Is for Jewish Exhibition
The Game of Life
14 December 2018
Come and play in our exhibition A Is for Jewish
Contemporary Jewish Life
“This four-minute performance means three to four months of training”
About the song and dance competition Jewrovision
17 Feb 2017
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