It was well worth the wait, and now you can’t allow yourself to miss it: after ten years of planning and construction, the largest Jewish museum in the world is opening its doors. You’re invited to join a fascinating journey that portrays the story of the Jewish people through the generations and up to the present time. The Museum represents all parts of the Jewish people and highlights the creative works and cultural riches of a variety of communities in different periods of history. This story is about all of us and each and every one of us is part of it. Enjoy yourselves!
The story begins in the present. The incredible diversity of the expressions of Jewish identity and culture enables each and every one of us to find something of ourselves here. The folklore and the arts, the language and the literature, the different denominations in Judaism, and the Jewish contribution to humanity – all these are manifestations of multifaceted Jewish identity and culture, whether individual or collective.
This is the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people, from ancient times and up to the present. In it, you can find chapters of growth, prosperity and cultural dialog, alongside periods of pogroms and persecutions. The journey, which extends over thousands of years, begins with the story of the Jewish migrations, examines the large centers of Jewish life as well as Jewish culture and scholarship, and ends with the rebirth of the Jewish people after the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and a depiction of various Jewish communities in our times.
The ideological foundations on which Jewish existence has been built over the years – are foundations which have both a particular-Jewish dimension as well as a general-universal dimension that has bearing on human civilization as a whole. The unique foundations include the Sabbath (Shabbat), the covenant, the cycle of the year and milestones in human life. The universal foundations are exemplified by the Bible and its impact on cultures around the world.
This stunning exhibition portrays the world of synagogues in the past and present. It features 21 models of synagogues that depict different facets of Jewish life – social events, study, creative endeavors and worship, in addition to various activities that are associated with synagogues, such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, community gatherings, fundraising events for charity, and more. An original ceremonial object is displayed next to each model, which comes from the synagogue or community that is connected with it. These objects enrich the exhibition and enhance our understanding of the cultural and artistic identity of that particular community.
|Sunday to Wednesday||10am – 7pm|
|Friday||9am – 2pm|
|Saturday||10am – 5pm|
|Museum Shop||Visitors receive a 10% discount in the museum shop. The shop is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. Friday 10 am to 2 pm.|
The shop is closed on Saturdays.
|Covid-19 Ministry of Health Regulations:||Advance ticket sales only. No ticket sales on premises|
A person whose fever is over 38°, or who was in contact with someone with Covid-19, will not be allowed inside.
Face mask is required during your stay at the museum
Social Distancing – Please keep 2 meters apart
Kindly sanitize your hands using either water and soap or hand sanitizers
|Senior citizens||NIS 26|
|Persons with disabilities, college students, "olim"||NIS 39|
|DigiTel Residents Club||NIS 42|
|Children under 5||Free|
|Soldiers in uniform||Free (with ID)|
The discounted ticket prices are contingent on presenting an ID; no multiple discounts
Tour operators and organized groups: please contact us to schedule your visit in advance: 972-3-745-7808
|Our Address:||The Museum of the Jewish People is located on the Tel Aviv University campus, on Klausner Street in Ramat Aviv|
Pedestrian access is through Gate 2: 15 Klausner Street
Vehicle access is across from Gate 2: 17 Klausner Street, Museums Parking Lot
Navigation location: "Museum of the Jewish People"
|Public Transportation:||Egged bus lines: 222, 270, 271, 572|
Dan bus lines: 7, 25, 45, 289
Israel Railways-Tel Aviv University station, and from there take bus no. 7 or 45
|Parking:||Museums Parking Lot, across from Gate 2 (the new parking lot) – paid parking|