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JMB Summer Festival 2023 for the Whole Family!

Part of Cultural Summer

In the garden behind the museum, we’ll be celebrating, feasting and dancing through the summer – with live music from the Jewish wedding band Matzoh Boys, dance workshops, home-baked challah bread from the clay oven, and a Yiddish sing-along concert with Glückel.

Short tours of the core exhibition will focus on Jewish festivals and rituals – these will be offered in German sign language, too.

The ANOHA children’s world team will be collecting a colorful rainbow of good wishes, and inviting guests young and old to help build an ark. ANOHA – The ANOHA children’s world is now open, and today it will offer tours for adults, too. The FRIENDS OF THE JMB show that friendship has many faces, and invite you to get to know them.

There will also be children’s face painting, street food, giant bubble blowing, horse hoppers, and a large garden where you can relax, play and explore.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin


Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Collage of two pictures, on the first picture is a woman with red scarf on her head, a blue fantasy creature and a man with accordion, on the second picture is a band with instruments and suits.

Shlomit Tripp, Glückel in the bowl, Ira Shiran. Yiddish-Sing-along-Concert; Jewish Museum Berlin; photo: Gershom Lewis Tripp; The Matzoh Boys, photo: The Matzoh Boys.

The Summer Festival is part of Berlin’s Cultural Summer festival 2023.

Logo des Kultursommerfestivals, ein schwarzer Kreis, in dem auf weißen Buchstaben Kultursommerfestival Jun - Sep 2023 steht.

Media partners

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2 pm Opening
2.15 pm Sing-along games with Glückel the puppet
2.30 pm Dance workshop with Mark Kovnatskiy
3 pm Short welcome address by our Director, Hetty Berg
3 pm Live music: Matzoh Boys
4 pm Sing-along games with Glückel the puppet
4.15 pm Dance workshop with Mark Kovnatskiy
4.45 pm Live music: Matzoh Boys
5.30 pm DJ
6.30 pm End of scheduled activities
7 pm Summer Festival closes

All-Day Activities

on.tour the JMB’s mobile exhibition for pupils Location: Glass Courtyard (will not be held in the event of bad weather)
ANOHA on.tour Workshop “Building the Ark”: We’ll build an ark while listening to the story of the flood and how the animals were rescued. Location: Auditorium
ANOHA on.tour Cargo bike with rainbow trailer: We’ll create a colorful rainbow of visitors’ wishes for the future. Come on by! Location: Garden
Challah bread baking Location: Clay oven at the back of the garden

Varied children’s program with:

Face painting, a bobby car course, giant soap bubbles, cardboard hat and badge making, and much more.

Guided tours of the core exhibition
14.30–15.15 pm Short tour of family portraits, in German
3–3.45 pm Shabbat, in German
3.30–4.15 pm Short tour of family portraits, in German
4–4.45 pm Shabbat, in English
4.30 pm–5.15 pm German sign language tour of family portraits
5–5.45 pm Shabbat, in English
5.30–6:15 pm Shabbat, in German
ANOHA – The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Open for families from 2–7 pm.
Tickets only on site at the ticket offices of the Jewish Museum Berlin and ANOHA. The number of tickets is limited.


Architecture, art and philosophy – tour for adults

Start times: 3 pm / 3.30 pm / 4.30 pm / 4.45 pm

Let’s have a picnic!

The museum café, eßkultur, is firing up the barbecue for the summer festival. There’ll be cooling summery drinks and ice cream. You’ll also be able to pre-order picnic baskets from the museum café:

Gelb-pink-grüne Grafik mit Blättern und fliegenden Vögeln.

Cultural Summer at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Cultural Summer 2023 – 15 Jun to 26 Aug 2023
Boychiks in Berlin! An Evening of Comedy with YidLife Crisis – 15 Jun 2023
Schattmann and the Re­presen­tation of Jewish Experience in the Cinema of the GDR – Film marathon and book presentation with Lisa Schoß and Knut Elstermann, 18 Jun 2023, in German
Jazz in the Garden: Tel Aviv Quintet – 25 Jun 2023
Current page: JMB Summer Festival for the Whole Family! – 9 Jul 2023
Jazz in the Garden: Shay Hazan Quintet – 23 Jul 2023
Jazz in the Garden: Tal Gamlieli – 6 Aug 2023
Jazz in the Garden: Tayfun Guttstadt & Friends – 20 Aug 2023
Jewish Tango from Lviv to Buenos Aires – a Milonga around the World – Part of the Long Night of Museums 2023 – Sounds of Berlin, 26 Aug 2023
Digital Content
Cultural Summer 2022 – Video Recording
Cultural Summer 2021 – Video Recordings
Cultural Summer 2017 – Audio and Video Recordings

Where, when, what?

  • When Sun, 9 Jul 2023, 2 pm
  • Where Jewish Museum Berlin

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of Charge – no ticket required

  • Registering for guided tours Tickets for the guided tours of the core exhibition and ANOHA tours for adults are available 1 hour in advance from the info counter in the foyer of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    Note In the event of bad weather, the festival will take place in the museum’s Glass Courtyard, where unfortunately, seating is more limited.

    Food & drinks You can order a picnic basket from Café Lina. You can pre-order it for the weekend until 2 pm on Friday.

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