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Summer Festival 2022

Live music, hands-on activities, children’s program, short tours and culinary specialties – at the Summer Festival you can experience all the diversity of the Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB).

On the express tours you’ll visit selected highlights in the new permanent exhibition designed to appeal to families, from flying drummers and a short Hebrew lesson to a Eurovision hit you can dance along to. Those who want to learn more about the Enlightenment philosopher Moses Mendelssohn can take part in a short guided tour through “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn.

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Where

Museum Garden (in case of bad weather in the Glass Courtyard)
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

ANOHA children’s world’s range of activities

In the Auditorium and Museum Garden, we take you on a journey into the story of Noah’s ark with the ANOHA children’s world’s range of activities: We’ll build a large ark while listening to the story of the flood and rescue of the animals. Who wants to come on board? The ark bicycle, complete with rainbow trailer, invites all visitors to create a colorful rainbow filled with wishes for the future.

Reading and Concert

The reading from Prekären Bestiarium (Precarious Bestiary) by Heiko Werning and Ulrike Sterblich will also be full of animal charm. They tell of wondrous and endangered creatures, like the hinged turtle, the tree lobster and the mysterious shnilch. The Berlin Swingbop'ers featuring guitarist Janko Lauenberger will bring a summer breeze and swing to the open-air stage in the Museum Garden with hits and classics by George and Ira Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Irving Berlin and Kurt Weil, among others. Let's dance!

Express Tours

Please register on site at the info point for express tours of the JMB.

Highlights of the Permanent Exhibition for Families

Marvel at flying drummers, write your name in Hebrew, take selfies as a grand dame and learn what makes a sports water bottle or a flamenco dress Jewish: The museum guides will show selected highlights of the new permanent exhibition for families.
2.30 pm / 5 pm (GER) // 3 pm (UKR) // 4 pm (HEBR) // 5.30 pm (RUSS)
approx. 45 mins, for adults and families with children aged 9 and older.

“We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn

Immigrant, enlightenment thinker and self-made intellectual: Even in his own time, Moses Mendelssohn was a European celebrity and he remains a central figure in German Judaism today. Learn about the great philosopher and the Age of Enlightenment.
3.30 pm / 4.30 pm (GER)
approx. 30 mins, for adults

Program Overview

ANOHA children’s world’s range of activities 2-7 pm
Express tour “Highlights of the Permanent Exhibition for Families” (GER) 2.30 pm
Reading from Prekären Bestiarium (Precarious Bestiary) by Heiko Werning and Ulrike Sterblich (part 1) 3 pm
Express tour “Highlights of the Permanent Exhibition for Families” (UKR) 3 pm
Express tour “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn 3.30 pm
Concert Berlin Swingbop'ers featuring guitarist Janko Lauenberger (set 1) 3.45 pm
Express tour “Highlights of the Permanent Exhibition for Families” (HEBR) 4 pm
Express tour “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn 4.30 pm
Reading from Prekären Bestiarium (Precarious Bestiary) by Heiko Werning and Ulrike Sterblich (part 2) 4.45 pm
Concert Berlin Swingbop'ers featuring guitarist Janko Lauenberger (set 2) 5.30 pm
Express tour “Highlights of the Permanent Exhibition for Families” (RUSS) 5.30 pm

The festival will feature culinary treats from the barbecue, ice cream and cake, as well as fresh cocktails. You can also pre-order picnic baskets from the Museum café. Information about what's on offer and on placing orders is available at info@esskultur-berlin.de.

Where, when, what?

  • When Sun 21 Aug 2022, 2–7 pm
  • Where Museum Garden (in case of bad weather in the Glass Courtyard)

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge – no ticket needed

  • Express toursPlease register on site at the info point for express tours of the JMB.

    Corona rulesAll guests to live events are required to follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    LanguageParts of the program will be conducted in German (express tours of the JMB's permanent exhibition also available in Hebrew, Ukrainian and Russian).

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