Colorful photo collage of art objects from the exhibition.

Sex: Jewish Positions

Workshop on the exhibition Sex. Jewish Positions

The current exhibition Sex: Jewish Attitudes explores different perceptions of sexuality in Judaism, from the central importance of marriage and procreation through desire, taboos and the questioning of social norms to the eroticism of spirituality.

By appointment (in the period from 3 Jun to 7 Oct 2024)

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green

Where

Old Building, level 1
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Hey you! Flirting without Sexism

Workshop for students with drama-pedagogical elements on the exhibition (3 hours)

The workshop addresses flirting as a special form of making contact on the threshold of sexuality to approach the topics raised by the exhibition in an age-appropriate and sensitive way. These include the tension between traditional, religiously informed role behaviors on the one hand and the diversity expressed in our present-day liberal society on the other, as well as sexism and topics like consensus and maturity.

The three-hour workshop includes a guided tour of the exhibition and incorporates a variety of pedagogical methods. Drinks and snacks will be provided; however, we recommend that students also bring a small snack with them.

Note: Some students may find individual depictions objectionable. Such reactions should serve as opportunities for discussion in the workshop.

Duty and Pleasure

Workshop for adults (2,5 hours)

The current exhibition Sex: Jewish Attitudes explores different perceptions of sexuality in Judaism, from the central importance of marriage and procreation through desire, taboos and the questioning of social norms to the eroticism of spirituality. 
The workshop, which follows a visit to the exhibition, will address the tension between traditional role behaviors and the diversity of sexual life and gender identity, and will also question the relationship between gender, sex and status.

Colorful photo collage of art objects from the exhibition.

Sex: Jewish Positions: Features & Programme

Exhibition Webpage
Sex: Jewish Positions – 17 May to 6 Oct 2024
Accompanying Events
Performance and public guided tours with the exhibition’s artists – 17 May 2024
The Song of Songs – Between Innocence and Audacity. Lecture by Ilana Pardes – 4 Jun 2024
From Orthodox to Queer. SEX – Jewish Positions in Film – 23 Jun 2024
JMB Bookclub: Let's read! – theSong of Songs – 26. Jun 2024
Publications
Sex. Jüdische Positionen – Catalog accompanying the exhibition, German edition, 2024
Sex: Jewish Positions – Catalog accompanying the exhibition, English edition, 2024
Digital Content
Letʼs Talk About Sex – Online feature accompanying the exhibition
What do the artists say? – Interview series accompanying the exhibition
Listen to the exhibition’s soundtrack – on Spotify
The Song of Songs. Between Literal and Allegorical Loves – Essay by Ilana Pardes
“Sex Is A Force” – Interview with Talli Rosenbaum
Androgynous Characters in I.B. Singer’s Literary Shtetl – Essay by Helena Lutz
Jewish Places – Find information about Jewish sites related to the exhibition on our interactive map
Tours & Workshops
Public tour – in German
Public tour – in Hebrew
Bookable tours – for groups
Hey you! Flirting without Sexism – Workshop for students with drama-pedagogical elements on the exhibition
Duty and Pleasure – Workshop for adults
See also
Jüdisches Film Festival Berlin | Brandenburg – Film series in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When3 Jun to 7 Oct 2024 by appointment
  • Where Old Building, level 1
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
    See location on map
  • Costs per group Tickets for the exhibition are available from the museum ticket office on the day of your visit (10 €, reduced rate. 4 €), you can book the tour online: 
    135 € for adults, 90 € (reduced) plus museums ticket (2,5 hours)
    60 € for school groups (3 hours)

    Number of participants max. 15 people (can be booked for two groups at the same time)

    Please noteThe offer for schools is aimed at groups and classes from grade 9 upwards. This exhibition features nudity, genitals and people performing sexual acts. These are artistic, erotic depictions in thematic contexts. Some students may find individual depictions objectionable. Such reactions should serve as opportunities for discussion during the tour.

    Languages We offer this workshop in German. Other languages on request.

    Contact P +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am – 4 pm) visit@jmberlin.de

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