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Taster Course in Sign Language

Three Modules on Six Dates at our Permanent Exhibition (with Aya Scheikh-Suleiman and Michel Dahdal)

A man stands next to a woman in an exhibition room with paintings and speaks in sign language.

Aya and Michel in conversation with visitors; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Katja Harbi.

Aya and Michel came to Ger­many from Syria as teen­agers. They first visited the Jewish Museum Berlin as part of their inte­gration course for deaf refu­gees. Due to their own expe­riences of flight, ex­clusion and new begin­nings, they can connect to aspects of German-Jewish his­tory as told in the permanent exhi­bition and through the Libeskind archi­tecture. In three modules, Aya and Michel connect their impressions of the exhi­bition with their personal expe­riences and talk about belong­ing, arriv­ing, love, loss and long­ing.

Past event

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

Where

Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

The courses take place in German sign language and are simul­taneously inter­preted into spoken German language. Parti­cipants will dis­cover different aspects of the new permanent exhi­bition of the Jewish Museum Berlin. They’ll learn to speak their first sen­tences in sign language by en­gaging with the archi­tecture and selected objects.

Three modules are offered on six dates. The modules build on each other but can also be booked sepa­rately. They are aimed at both hearing and deaf people.

Module 1: Arrival and Greetings Thu 8 Sep 2022, 5.30 pm and Fri 16 Sep 2022, 4.30 pm
Module 2: Love and Compli­ments Fri 23 Sep 2022, 4.30 pm
Module 3: Parting and Saying Goodbye Thu 22 Sep 2022, 5.30 pm and Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.30 pm

Where, when, what?

  • When 8 Sep 2022, 5.30 pm, 16 Sep 2022, 4.30 pm, 22 Sept 2022, 5.30pm, 23 Sep 2022, 4.30 pm, 30 Sep 2022, 4.30 pm
  • Duration 90 Minuten
  • Where Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    6 €, reduced rate 3 €

  • Language The courses take place in German sign language and are simul­taneously inter­preted into spoken German language.

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