View of an exhibition hall with vitrines in form of huge Hebrew letters

A Is for Jewish

Journeys through Now in 22 Letters

Music and youth culture, commemoration and traditions, languages ​​and homeland – 22 impressions depicted the everyday life of secular and religious, long-established and newly arrived Jews in Germany.

Using the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the exhibition explored keywords, concepts, and what is “Jewish” in Germany today. In the process, light was shed on very different aspects of the German-Jewish present and perceptions of norms were critically examined.

past exhibition

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Libeskind building is marked in green


Libeskind Building, lower level, Rafael Roth 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 was on show. At the special request of the students, there was 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 Sucksdorff

In order to get up-to-date answers to the question “What is Jewish music?”, the students interviewed Jewish musicians. They had conversations with various artists whose music ranged from jazz to cantorial singing and hip-hop.

With the support of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Exhibition Information at a Glance

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