Women in Judaism

Guided Tour for Adults

This tour traces the role of women in Judaism from the creation myth to the Middle Ages to the present by considering prominent and lesser-known life stories.

One unique story is that of the merchant Glikl of Hamelin, whose memoirs have survived from the seventeenth century. They give a glimpse into the life of an observant Jew who was also a businesswoman, a mother of fourteen, and a business traveler.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

In the nineteenth century, the Reform movement gave women new self confidence. Bertha Pappenheim, founder of the Jewish Women's League, and Regina Jonas, the first woman rabbi, both benefited from new rights and opportunities.

We also talk about twentieth-century female Jewish artists and writers whose lives were shaped by religious, social, and political ideas.

Glikl of Hamelin (1645–1724)

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Bertha Pappenheim (1859–1936)

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Regina Jonas (1902–1944)

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Alice and Moshe Shalvi, Jerusalem

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

    60 euros (plus 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

  • Educational method

    Tour

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

Tours for Adults (11) Programs for Groups Show all

Programs for Groups

You can book a tour on a specific topic or an aspect of our exhibitions as a group, a family, a couple, or an individual. Just select from our programs!

Jewish Life and Traditions

Tour for adults about the basic elements of Judaism

Judaism, Christianity and Islam

A guided tour for adults comparing the cultural history of the three religions

The Jewish World in the Middle Ages

Tour for adults about the Middle Ages

Women in Judaism

A museum tour for adults tracing the role of women in Judaism from the creation myth to the present

Jews in the Early Modern Period

Tour for adults about the Early Modern Period

Moses Mendelssohn and the Promise of the Enlightenment

A guided tour for groups of adults about the Age of Enlightenment

Between Assimilation and Self-Determination

A guided tour for groups of adults about nineteenth century German Jews’ conceptions of their identity

Dawn of the Modern Age

Tour for adults about the German Empire and the Weimar Republic

The Jewish Response to National Socialism

Tour for adults about Nazism

Architectural Observations

Tour for adults of the museum’s architecture in the context of Jewish history in Germany

Feeling and hearing History

A multisensory architectural tour for visitors with visual impairments

Women's Rights and Gender Roles

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Glikl bas Judah Leib

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