A Is for Jewish

Journeys through Now in 22 Letters

A is for Jewish

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 November 2018 to 19 April 2020
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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.

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.

View of an exhibition hall with Hebrew letters and bean-bag chairs

View of the exhibition; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Yves Suckdorff

Funded by the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Logo des Freundeskreises des Jüdischen Museums Berlin

Exhibition Information at a Glance

  • When

    26 November 2018 to 19 April 2020

  • Entry fee

    Included in admission (8 €, 3 € reduced)

  • Where

    Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery
    Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 BerlinSee Location on Map

  • Hashtag

    #jewstoday

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Tours (6) Public and Bookable Tours through “A Is for Jewish” Show all

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.

Bookable Tour through A Is for Jewish

Book your tour as a group, a family, a pair, or as an individual, by appointment

Jewish? What is it?

Guided tour for groups of children aged 6–11, by appointment

Jewish Identities Today

Guided tour for groups of children aged 12–19, by appointment

JMB in 90 Minutes – Guided Tour in English

Every Friday at 2 pm
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 .

JMB in 90 Minutes (in German)

Every Saturday at 3 pm
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 .

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (5) A Is for Jewish Show all

A Is for Jewish

Events related to the exhibition theme.

About a Tea Bowl

27 November 2019
Discussion with brief presentations about interwoven experiences of post-Soviet Jewish migration (in German)

Plain Talking!

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