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JMB on.tour

The Jewish Museum Berlin is Coming to You!

For more than 15 years, the Jewish Museum Berlin has been visiting students throughout Germany with JMB on.tour.

Our program transmits age-appropriate know­ledge about German-Jewish culture, history and the present day to youths 12 years and over and young adults. The offer consists of four inter­active work­shops for four school classes per day and provides space for an open ex­change led by museum facilita­tors.

It has already reached more than 75,000 youths in over 600 schools across all German states. Our tour is con­tinuing – join us by applying now! 

Trailer to the mobile exhi­bition JMB on.tour; Jewish Museum Berlin 2023

An overview of JMB on.tour

  • Four workshops (WS) (two based on the mobile exhi­bition and two in the class­room) for four school classes, lasting three lesson periods each
  • Mobile exhi­bition that comes to schools in the on.tour bus
  • Target group: Youths 12 years and over and young adults
  • Free and inclusive


15 min before school starts Arrival at the school, unloa­ding the tour bus  
1st-3rd lesson 1st WS with the exhi­bition with class A 1st WS in the class­room on the topic of anti-Semi­tism OR diversity with class B
4th-6th period 2nd WS with the exhi­bition with class C 2nd WS in the class­room on the topic of anti-Semi­tism OR diversity with class D
after the 6th lesson Packing the tour bus, depar­ture  

JMB on.tour-dates 2024


Tour dates

Please apply until

Rheinland-Pfalz and Saar­land 15 to 19 Apr 2024 11 Feb 2024
Berlin and Bran­denburg I 27 to 30 May 2024 12 Apr 2024
Hessen 17 to 21 Jun 2024 3 May 2024
Bavaria 9 to 12 Jul 2024 3 May 2024
Berlin and Bran­denburg II 8 to 11 Oct 2024 6 Sep 2024
Baden-Würt­temberg 21 to 25 Oct 2024 7 Jul 2024
Hamburg and Schles­wig-Hol­stein 18 to 22 Nov 2024 15 Sep 2024
North Rhine-West­phalia 2 to 6 Dec 2024 29 Sep 2024
How can we apply for a JMB on.tour visit?

If you are inter­ested in a visit, please send an email to with the fol­lowing infor­mation:

  • School name
  • Contact person
  • School address
  • State
  • Type of school
  • Interes­ted grade levels
  • School email and tele­phone number
  • Contact person’s email and tele­phone number


What happens if our school is selected?

If your school is selec­ted, the on.tour team will send you an email with the confir­mation in the week follow­ing the appli­cation dead­line. You will then also receive the neces­sary infor­mation. A planned visit is consi­dered binding once it has been officially con­firmed by the JMB and the school.

on.tour workshops

All work­shops last three lesson periods, are designed for one school class each and are run by museum faci­litators. The work­shop in the mobile exhi­bition takes places twice in suc­cession. Two class­room work­shops are run in parallel. You can choose be­tween the topics “Jewish Diversity in Present-day Germany” and “Anti­semitism.”

What is the JMB on.tour workshop in the mobile exhibition about?

Grade level: 6 to 13 
Number of parti­cipants: max. 30 students 
Length: 3 lesson periods 
Location: a large room e.g. an audi­torium or a gym­nasium (at least 8 x 8 meters) 
How many times: twice in one on.tour day

The mobile exhi­bition conveys know­ledge about Jewish religion and culture and German-Jewish history as well as the present. Topics can include the Torah and Talmud, dietary laws (Kashrut), the Sab­bath (day of rest), Jewish places, the signi­ficance of migration stories for present-day Jewish life in Germany and Jewish pers­pectives on the Holo­caust and forms of remem­brance.

The work­shop revolves around inde­pendent, inter­est-led discovery with the aid of around 40 hands-on exhibits: What does a broken glass, a pack of Fromms con­doms or a soccer shirt have to do with Ju­daism? Dis­cussions with the on.tour faci­litators connect questions to young people’s own lives: How do you watch what you eat? Is there any­thing you don’t eat on principle? What do you want to free your­self from? What langu­ages do you switch between? The museum itself is also part of the dis­cussion: What actually is a Jewish object? What does the Jewish Museum Berlin collect? And what would you donate to a museum or let it ex­hibit?

The faci­litators respond to the indivi­dual needs and interests of each group and adapt the contents to the group’s prior know­ledge and curri­culum. This work­shop takes place twice in suc­cession.

What is the JMB on.tour workshop “Jewish Diversity in Present-day Germany” about?

Grade level: 6 to 13 
Number of participants: max. 30 students 
Length: 3 lesson periods 
Location: Classroom 
How many times: max. twice in one on.tour day

Who is a Jew? What is Jewish? And what defines me? The work­shops is centered on artist Yael Reuveny’s film Four Questions, in which she asks Jews about their Jewish identity. The prota­gonists present Jewish life today in a multi­faceted, contradictory and enter­taining way. Parti­cipants discuss their own appro­ach to life and share their opi­nions on the wide-ranging state­ments in the film. In doing so, they recog­nize the diversity of Ju­daism in Ger­many and can reflect on their own stereo­types.

What is the JMB on.tour workshop “Antisemitism – Myths about Jews” about?

Grade level: 9 to 13 
Number of participants: max. 30 students 
Length: 3 lesson periods 
Location: Classroom 
How many times: max. twice in one on.tour day

Con­tempt for Jewish tradition and the re­jection of Jews have repeatedly led to hate and violence throu­ghout history. Today, Jewish insti­tutions in Germany are under police pro­tection. In this work­shop, we address the complex pheno­menon of anti­semitism by using film case studies that parti­cipants respond to. They discuss the anti­semitic nature of the incidents and ex­change arguments. The parti­cipants’ ideas and expe­riences will be included in the open dis­cussion. The aim is to ex­change perspec­tives and form one’s own opinion, thereby creating an under­standing of what anti­semitism is and how it can present itself. 

How inclusive is JMB on.tour?

In JMB on.tour, parti­cipants explore more than forty exhibits that they can touch, look at, listen to and even taste and smell. There is also a diverse array of bio­graphies, photos, docu­ments, quotes and in-depth expla­natory texts. All texts are written in plain lan­guage and have been designed with tactile QR codes that can be used with screen readers. Our trained facil­itators tailor the exhi­bition to partici­pants with disabi­lities or limi­tations in the areas of hearing, seeing, moving and under­standing.

How was JMB on.tour developed?

Various advisory boards were invol­ved in deve­loping JMB on.tour.

Students from two Berlin schools served on the school advisory board where they tested the proto­types and provided impor­tant feed­back. The Biesalski School in Dahlem has a special peda­gogical focus on “physical and motor de­velopment” and “autism.” The Refik Veseli School is an integrated secon­dary school in Kreuz­berg.

Experts from the General Associ­ation for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Berlin and the Insti­tute for Reha­bilitation Sciences at Hum­boldt Uni­versity supported JMB on.tour with their knowledge on the Inclu­sion Advisory Board.

Editorial staff at the magazine Ohrenkuss checked the texts for read­ability and, together with the expert Anne Leicht­fuss, trans­lated the texts into plain langu­age.

With Funding Provided by

Logo Deutsche Bank Stiftung.

With the support of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

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