Just imagine: You form a figure from earth or clay and breathe life into it. And your creation does everything you want.
What should it do? Discover the various golems in the exhibition and experiment in our golem workshop with other creatures and stories. Be it a Minecraft golem, Hulk or Frankenstein – the golem is alive. And with it all the fantasies that can plunge the world into chaos ... or save it.
Old Building, ground level, Auditorium
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
With the support of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin
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Events Accompanying the Exhibition: GOLEM (11)
Golem talks, workshops, readings, and film premiere: events for adults, kids, and families held during our Golem exhibition in 2016–17.
Long Museum Night
27 August 2016
The Golem is Coming! The Jewish legend figure has inspired artists and authors
Golem – The Legend of Man
13 September 2016
ARTE Film Première and Discussion
The Clay Giant's Alive!
Held on 8 and 9 October. A musical reading with the author Anke Kuhl, plus a visit to the golem workshop, for children aged 5 and older, in German
The Golem is Coming
A vacation day all about golems for children aged 8 to 12 (in German)
20 and 27 Oct 2016
Greetings from Golem
Exhibition tour and screen-printing workshop for adults and children 6 and older (in German)
13 Nov 2016
Joshua Cohen: You want a golem?
17 Nov 2016
Golem talks: Joshua Cohen reads from his highly-praised Book of Numbers.
Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns
1 December 2016
Golem talks: The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.
Guided Tour for School Students
Program for school groups, ages 6 to 19
Tour for Adults
A one-hour group program
For Preschool and Afterschool Groups
A program for school groups and after-school groups, ages 7 and older, who want to built their own golem
Public guided tour for adults
Every Sunday (23 September–29 January 2017), 2 pm