What's On at the Museum

Here are all the things you can currently marvel at, take part in, and read.

Photo of a woman wearing two wigs, one of which is covering her face

Current Exhibition

The exhibition Cherchez la femme shows a wide range of ideas and opinions regarding head and body coverings. Presenting diverse women’s voices, traditional ideas are juxtaposed with current fashion, religion with secular societies.
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Jewish Museum Berlin

Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

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Accompanying our exhibition Cherchez la femme, the 16th edition of our JMB Journal provides you with several articles on female head coverings in Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
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Blick in die Dauerausstellung mit Besuchern

Permanent Exhibition

Our permanent recounts history through individual lives and historical events, but always from the perspective of the Jewish minority in German-speaking places.
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Please note that audio guides will not be available on 30 May 2017 due to maintenance.

Upcoming Events at the Museum

1 June, 7 pm:
With Karamba to the Bundestag: My Journey from Senegal to the German Parliament – Reading and Discussion with Karamba Diaby as Part of the New German Stories series (in German)
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8 June 2017, 7 pm:
Insights into the Jewish Museum Berlin Collection: The Curator Michal Friedlander Presents a Selection of Objects – for Friends and Sponsors (in German)
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11 June 2017, 11 am:
Jewish Life in Kantstraße: A Tour for Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin (in German)
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12 June 2017, 7 pm:
Peter Schäfer – "Two gods in heaven. Concepts of god in the ancient Jewish world:" The Author Speaks to Michael Wolffsohn (in German)
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In our events calendar, you can find everything on our extensive program of events (film screenings, concerts, readings, conferences etc.)

Exhibitions Not Listed Here...

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Our Latest Blog Post

Closing the Representation Gap. A Conversation with Karamba Diaby
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A red and a blue "on.tour" tour bus

on.tour Nominated for Award

Our traveling educational program for schools, on.tour, has been nominated for the German federal government's 2017 Cultural Education Award. The winners will be announced on 20 June 2017.
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Detailansicht des Kunstautomats: eine Hand öffnet eine Klappe, die mit »Kauf mich« beschriftet ist

Art Vending Machine

Yay! The art vending machine in our exhibition has been refilled.
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Blumenthal (left) with the painter Michael Triegel in front of Blumenthal's portrait

W. Michael Blumenthal

The Founding Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, W. Michael Blumenthal, was named an Honorary Citizen of Berlin in 2005. On 25 April 2017, his portrait was hung in the Gallery of Honorary Citizens in the Berlin Abgeordetenhaus (state parliament building). The photo shows Blumenthal (left) with the painter Michael Triegel in front of the painting; Landesarchiv Berlin, photo: Thomas Platow.

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Audio recording of the talk Israelis in Germany – Ideological Debates and Changing Identities with Dr. Dani Kranz and Katja Harbi from 4 May 2017 (in German).
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Audio recording of the talk The Dress of the Unfaithful Wife with artist Andi LaVine Arnovitz and discussion on women and sexuality in Judaism from 9 May 2017.
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Audio recording of the reading My Father’s Paradise. A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar from 11 May 2017
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Video recording of the lectures and panel discussion Military Ethics: The (Religious) Laws Silent Beneath the Weapons? as part of the dialogical lecture series Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam on 6 April 2017 (in German and English)
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Powerful? The installation Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves) by Menashe Kadishman in the Memory Void.
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Couldn't Make It?

We record many of our events on audio or video so that you can access them later online. Take a look at this list of all available event recordings:
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12 of 12,000

To mark the centennial of the "Jewish Census" decreed by the Prussian War Minister on 11 October 1916, our archival staff is commemorating 12 of the 12,000 German-Jewish soldiers who fell in the First World War.
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