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A Is for Jewish

Journeys through Now in 22 Letters

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

  Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus


Libeskind Building, lower level

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 the exhibition; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Yves Sucksdorff

Funded by the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Logo des Freundeskreises des Jüdischen Museums Berlin

Exhibition Information at a Glance

  • When

    26 Nov 2018 to 19 Apr 2020

  • Entry fee

    Included in admission (8 €, 3 € reduced)

  • Where

    Libeskind Building, lower level
    Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin
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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 .

Guided Tour
Every Saturday, 3 pm