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Four questions – what does it mean to be Jewish?

Digital Workshop (in German)

Who is Jewish? What is Jewish? This workshop first addresses the question of how we imagine ourselves. What characteristics define me? Which group do I feel I belong to? What constitutes identity? What does home mean to me?

By appointment



For her film 4 Questions, the director and artist Yael Reuveny interviewed Jewish men and women. We will show clips from this work and discuss how the protagonists define their Jewish identity on, looking for commonalities and differences. Our aim is to discuss the ideas that workshop participants have about Judaism today. Is Judaism a religion, a culture, or a people? 4 Questions shows that Jews are very diverse but can also be a collective.

Religiöse Gegenstände (Kippa, Kiddusch-Becher, Elias-Becher, Menora, Schofar)

Religious objects (kippa, Kiddush cup, Elias cup, menorah, shofar); Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Birgit Maurer-Porat

Digital Workshop Agenda

  • The contact person will be sent a link to the video conference platform Zoom in advance.
  • Workshop introduction by the guide via video stream.
  • The guide presents film clips on the topic of being Jewish, and the participants vote online on various questions.
  • The guide chairs the discussion and creates a summary of the content via video stream.
How does a digital workshop work?

Participants join the digital workshop using Zoom video conferencing software. There is no need to install Zoom for this, you can simply use your web browser. Details on how to join the workshop will be sent to you in advance by email after your booking has been confirmed.

Please allow some time before the workshop begins to connect digitally to the museum.

The following technical requirements are necessary for you to participate in a workshop:

  • Each participant needs a web-enabled device (preferably: PC, laptop) with a camera as well as a microphone.
  • For an optimal experience, please use a stable LAN or WLAN connection to the Internet and a current version of your web browser (e.g. Firefox or Google Chrome).

The following technical requirements are necessary in order to participate in a workshop at school:

  • An Internet-capable computer that can connect to the videoconferencing software
  • A smartboard, large screen, or projector connected to the computer that is running Zoom
  • Speakers (often integrated into the smartboard) connected to the computer that is running Zoom
  • A webcam, either external or integrated into the computer that is running Zoom
  • A mobile external microphone connected to the computer that is running Zoom
  • There must be a working Wi-Fi network in the room to which the students have authorized access. Each student will need an Internet-capable smartphone or tablet. We recommend using as many devices as possible, but devices may be shared if necessary.
What happens to my data during a digital workshop?

The digital workshop is conducted using the Zoom video conferencing platform, under the license of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Only you receive the invitation and password by e-mail. The connection is additionally encrypted.

Data storage during the workshop

  • No personal data will be passed on to the producer of the videoconferencing platform. You do not have to register with Zoom or download the program to use the service. All you need is the latest version of an Internet browser and Internet access.
  • Data that can be viewed by Zoom as the producer of the platform is described here: Zooms privacy policy (Zooms Datenschutzerklärung)
  • All personal data that you provide the platform with to register your own license are stored according to the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of the platform. The Jewish Museum Berlin has no access to this information.

Anonymous participation

  • If you wish to participate in the workshop but do not wish to disclose any personal data, you may use an alias or pseudonym.

Video recording during the workshop

  • The Jewish Museum Berlin will never make audio, video, or screen recordings (screenshots) of digital workshops without your consent.

Where, when, what?

  • Cost per group 100 € for adults
    65 € for adults reduced rate
    45 € für School groups

    Number of participants up to 15

    RegistrationT +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    For groups we offer workshops on your desired date. Please contact us at least 4-6 weeks before your desired date for this service.

    Please note This workshop is suitable for grades 5 to 13 as well as for adults.

    Languages We offer this workshop in German.

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