Guided Tour for School Students

Guided Tour of the GOLEM Exhibition

Lying golem made from wooden Hebrew letters

This tour for schoolchildren aged 6 to 19 presents various aspects of the golem from its origins as a ritual in Jewish mysticism to its role as a subject of popular storytelling in film and digital realms.

A golem is a figure formed out of a lifeless substance such as dust or earth that is brought to life by ritual incantations and Hebrew letters. And then?

23 September–29 January 2017
Where

Old Building, level 1


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

In many stories, the creature runs amok and the golem itself becomes a threat to the person who created it. Newer stories carry on the concept of an artificial creature that blends in because of its resemblance to a human being. But what is a human, anyway?

Imagine there were a code containing all the world’s knowledge. And you of all people have been chosen to carry that code within you. Or, to put it another way, you are the realization of one of humanity’s great dreams. You are immortal. You live in a world where you cannot go astray. What would you do?

Minecraft golem

Golem figures, 21st century; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Stefanie Haupt

With the kind support of

Logo: Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin e.V.
Where

Old Building, level 1


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    23 September–29 January 2017, by appointment

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Where

    Old Building, level 1

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    30 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)

  • Information and Reservation

    Education Department
    phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
    fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
    gruppen@jmberlin.de

  • Please note

    We can facilitate two groups in parallel

  • School class

    1 to 13

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (11) GOLEM Show all

GOLEM

Golem talks, workshops, readings, and film premiere: events for adults, kids, and families held during our Golem exhibition in 2016–17.

Long Museum Night

27 August 2016
The Golem is Coming! The Jewish legend figure has inspired artists and authors

Golem – The Legend of Man

13 September 2016
ARTE Film Première and Discussion

The Clay Giant's Alive!

Held on 8 and 9 October. A musical reading (in German) with the author Anke Kuhl, plus a visit to the golem workshop, for children aged 5 and older

The Golem is Coming

20 and 27 October: A vacation day all about golems for children aged 8 to 12 (in German)

Greetings from Golem

13 November at 11 am: Exhibition tour and screen-printing workshop for adults and children 6 and older (in German)

Joshua Cohen:
You want a golem?

17 November 2016
Golem talks: Joshua Cohen reads from his highly-praised Book of Numbers.

Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns

1 December 2016
Golem talks: The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.

Guided Tour for School Students

Program for school groups, ages 6 to 19

Tour for Adults

A one-hour group program

Workshop for preschool and afterschool groups

A program for school groups and after-school groups, ages 7 and older, who want to built their own golem

Public guided tour for adults

Every Sunday (23 September–29 January 2017), 2 pm