Jewish Life and Traditions

Tour about religion and culture for students

This tour of the Jewish Museum Berlin’s exhibition gives an overview of basic elements of Jewish religion and culture for students from preschool through age 18.

Daily Life, Holidays, and the Life Cycle

The Torah contains some 613 commandments and prohibitions. Known as mitzvot (singular: mitzvah), these shape Jewish life in large and small ways from the daily routine to holidays. What are these rules and what are they for? How many Jews eat kosher food? What does kosher mean? Are all male Jews circumcised? Why does the groom break a glass at a Jewish wedding?

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

The answers are as diverse as Judaism itself. The focus of this themed tour can be steered towards everyday life as well as the life cycle from birth to burial.

Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Jens Ziehe

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Where
    Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    30 euros (including admission fee; chaperons 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

  • Age

    preschool to age 18

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    Up to 15

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Bookable guided tour about religion and culture for students from preschool to age 19

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