The Dos and Don’ts of Judaism

Rules of Behavior

Two children stand facing each other in the ANOHA exhibition. One has its back to the camera, the other is looking and listening attentively.

Jewish Museum Berlin; photo: Jule Roehr

Judaism has 613 rules. These are also called command­ments, or mitzvot in Hebrew. They are written in the Torah, Judaism’s holy scriptures. But why are there any rules, anyway? In this work­shop, we will investi­gate the question of how rules develop, both in every­day life and in Judaism. What happens when they aren’t followed? And what conse­quences are there for what I do and don’t do – for myself and for others?

By appointment

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green


W. M. Blumenthal Academy
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

The workshop will take place in ANOHA, the Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin, as well as in its core exhibition. In ANOHA, we will look at how everyone – humans, animals and plants – can get on well together. How do we make rules that are ok for every­one? And what does the rain­bow have to do with this? In the core exhi­bition, we will learn about the command­ments that exist for Jews today – for example, when they are preparing a meal or want to observe the Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest.

In this three-hour workshop, children in grades 1– 6 will investi­gate the impor­tance of rules in their lives, in Judaism and in the museum. They will explore Noah’s Ark, solve problems together and engage with the architec­ture of the Jewish Museum Berlin. In between, they’ll have the oppor­tunity to chill out in the Shabbat room!

Where, when, what?

  • WhenBy appointment
  • Duration3 hours
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Akademie
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin Postanschrift: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin
    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    60 € per group for max. 15 pupils + accompanying persons

  • Please noteIt is possible to make two simultaneous group bookings. The workshop cannot be booked on Mondays.

    Age/grade levelThis tour is suitable for school classes from grades 1 to 6.

    Registration Ph. +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)

    Language This workshop is offered in German and English.

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