Solidarity with those impacted by the terror attacks on Israel

Keeping the conversation going against antisemitism and for peace

It is with sadness and horror that we have been following the news of violence and hatred in the Middle East since 7 October. Nothing can justify the atrocities committed by Hamas. Our hearts and thoughts are with all the victims in the region and all those who have family and friends there. We have close ties to Israel and our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering now.

We are glad and thankful for all the visitors who have shown their solidarity and continue to come to our exhibitions and events. Let’s stay in conversation, not remain silent.

Artistic Intervention

The 2014 video work Rehearsing the Spectacle of Spectres, which was exhibited in the museum until 10 December 2023, can still be viewed online on our website. It shows Kibbutz Be’eri, which was destroyed on 7 October. Many of its residents were murdered. With this in mind, we have created a site of remembrance in the museum, a space for shared mourning and conversation.

Educational Resources

With our educational resources, we want to encourage the discussion of antisemitism and prejudice, enhance knowledge, and advocate for a society free of hatred and resentment.

The Jewish Museum offers educational programs about Judaism for school groups of all ages.

By visiting daycare centers and schools, our mobile program on.tour offers educational programs for a limited number of kindergarten and school groups that are not able to come to the museum.

For school groups aged 15 and over we offer both online and on-site workshops on antisemitism for school classes, and we will make every effort to find individual dates to accommodate your class. We also offer free training courses for teachers in Berlin (in German).

If your class or college has a particular need, or you would like a consultation session, please get in touch with


Oliver Glatz
T +49 (0)30 259 93 388

Voices on the subject

The blog Gleichzeit, started on 2 November 2023, is worth reading: Sasha Marianna Salzmann and Ofer Waldmann - who, among other things, curated the series of events for our exhibition Zerheilt: Healed to Pieces - write about their personal experiences in Israel and central Europe since 7 October.

Visit the blog: Gleichzeit, from the Klassik Stiftung Weimar (website in German)

Israeli writer Etgar Keret, whose exhibition Inside Out was on display at the JMB through March 2023, uses literary means to try and keep alive hope for peaceful coexistence in the future, despite everything that’s going on. To the short story on Etgar Keret’s website

Psychological Support

The counseling center OFEK (website in German), with which we recently organized the Ukraine in Context conversation series, offers a nationwide hotline for counseling requests related to antisemitic incidents as well as a “digital consultation on dealing with the consequences of the massacre in Israel and antisemitic violence in Germany” for Jewish teachers. OFEK provides counseling related to all forms of antisemitic discrimination and violence and offers consultations with professional psychologists.

If you have been the victim of an antisemitic attack, or have witnessed one, you can also report this over RIAS.

Options to Donate

If you would like to donate to those in Israel or Germany who have been impacted by the attacks:

Magen David Adom

The sister organization of the German Red Cross has called for donations to support emergency medical assistance in Israel.

To the donation page of MDA Israel


The organization offers counseling services and support in German, English and Hebrew, both via telephone and on-site in multiple locations throughout Germany.

To the donation page of OFEK (in German)

Central Welfare Board of Jews in Germany (ZWST)

The organization is working with IsraAID Germany to gather donations for those in Israel who have been impacted by the attacks.

To the donation page of the ZWST (in German)

German Red Cross

The German Red Cross (DRK) is calling for human rights to be respected and civilians to be protected, and is appealing for donations.

Go to the website of German Red Cross (in German)

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