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A Is for Jewish

Journeys through Now in 22 Letters

26 Nov 2018 to 19 Apr 2020

Photography of woman in blue summer dress sitting on the ground in the forest and grabbing her hair above her forehead

Without the leaves, I would not have started

Frédéric Brenner about his new photographic essay, ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES, and Jewish life in Berlin


Sharon Adler sitting on a bench in a plexiglass box which is open at the front

An Unequivocal Zest for Debate

Sharon Adler on Jewish life in Berlin


Four people standing next to each other

Four Questions

Short Films by Yael Reuveny about Jewish Life in Germany

Contemporary History Collection

A boy in a dark suit and tie stands next to a toy ark made of wood. A rotunda is visible in the background.

Bar Mitzvah Ark

Learn more about the wooden ark on display in front of our library.


Quite “best practice”

Tom’s coming out speech: an example that shows how queer people can find their place in society, and how not only they but everyone can benefit from it


Handmade blue-white-red Krätzchen of the Köllsche Kippa Köpp Jewish carnival society, left side

Collecting the present

Krätzchen Carnival Cap (Kölsche Kippa Köpp Carnival Society), gift of Aaron Knappstein, 2019

20 years, 21 objects

Contemporary Jewish life in a global modernity

International Conference, in English

11–12 Dec 2014

Jewish Life in the Covid Era

How have you experienced the coronavirus pandemic personally or in your community? How have you approached holidays? Send us documentation!

Call for Participation

Exhibition space with numerous screens on the walls, each of which shows a person looking at the visitor.

After 1945

Guided tour for groups through our core exhibition

Guided Tour
By appointment

From Wagner to the Weather

Signe Rossbach about her two hours as a living exhibition object

Firsthand Story

“Species: Diaspora Jew, Sub-species: Eastern European Jew, Variant: Banana Jew”

Olga Mannheimer about her experiences in the exhibition The Whole Truth

Firsthand Story

Cover of the JMB Journal

JMB Journal 20

Insights into the diversity of Jewish life in Germany


Collage of several photos of people in front of their own portraits in the exhibition Zerheilt: Healed to Pieces

ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES – The Subjects Pose with Their Portraits

Photos from the exhibition opening and Interviews about Jewish Life in Berlin

Interview Feature

Messy stack of books with titles such as Torah Queeries, Becoming Eve, Queer Theory and the Jewish Question, and Mentsh

LGBTQI+ & Judaism

An anecdotal glossary by Debora Antmann


Christmas tree on Pariser Platz with the illuminated Brandenburg Gate in the background

A Berlin Israeli as “Advent Hero”

A somewhat peculiar honor for the Shalom Rollberg initiative

Dec 2020

Object Days

Memorabilia and migration stories – portraits of Jews living in Germany

Photo Project