Search Results

The New Museum

It was worth the wait but now you can't afford to miss it: After ten years of planning and construction, the largest and most comprehensive Jewish museum in the world has opened 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.

Embark on a fascinating journey presenting the story of the Jewish people throughout history. The museum seeks to represent all Jewish people and to highlight their cultural creation and the flourishing of various Jewish communities throughout history.

The museum visit starts on floor 3, which presents modern Jewish identity and culture. On floor 2 the historical stories of Jews from different places and periods is displayed, highlighting central themes that connect them. Floor 1 presents notions common to all Jews and the influence of the Bible on world culture.

Level 3

Level 3

The Mosaic

Identity and Culture in Our Times

ANU – Museum of the Jewish People, 3rd floor video

Level 3

The Mosaic

Identity and Culture in Our Times

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.


Level 2

Level 2

The Journey

The Historical Story Through the Generations

ANU – Museum of the Jewish People, 2nd floor video

Level 2

The Journey

The Historical Story Through the Generations

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 time.

Level 1

Level 1

The Foundations

A Common Base, A Universal Message

ANU – Museum of the Jewish People, 1st floor video

Level 1

The Foundations

A Common Base, A Universal Message

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.


More Videos and Images from the New Museum


CEO Museum Renewal | 

Medy Shvide

Chief Curator | 

Dr. Orit Shaham Gover

Chief Producer | 

Michal Houminer

Head of Curatorial Staff | 

Amitai Ahiman

Curators | 

Asaf Galay, Dr. Meirav Balas, Dr. Dvir Zur, Irit Shapira Meir, Dvora Liss, Micol Schreiber Benarroch

Registrar | 

Raya Sapir

Head Designer | 

Gallagher and Associates

Graphic Design | 

Kfir Malka, Nadav Shalev

Display Design and Construction | 

Tucan Design Studio

Chief Academic Advisor | 

Prof. Gideon Shimoni

Chairman, Content Advisory Committee | 

Prof. Raanan Rein

Museum Renewal Conception | 

Prof. Israel Bartal and Prof. Gideon Shimoni

Chief Media Director | 

Avida Livny

Production Companies | 

Gum Films, Lama Films, Pitchipoy Animation Productions, Shortcut Playground, Shula and Donna Productions, Arik Boas

Film Directors and scripts | 

Roni Kleiner, Daphna Levin, Tal Sohini, Adam Sanderson, Idit Avrahami, Evgeny Ruman, Dina Senderson, Ran Tal, David Ofek, Ran Slavin, Asaf Galay, NirveGali

Mix and Sound Track | 

Itzik Cohen - Jungle Sound

Online | 

Aharon Peer - RGB production

Illustrators | 

Lena Revenko, Mira Friedman, Prof. Yirmi Pinkus, Asaf Hanuka, Yael Bogen, Shira Baruch Malka, Hen Macabi, Aviel Basil, Igor Kovyar, Gabriella Barouch, Nir Peled

Conservators and Costume Restoration | 

Irit Lev-Beyth, Neill McManus, Shoshana Mandel, Noa McManus, Noga Schusterman, Giora Alon, Dina Konson, Maya Delano, Rona Doron

Editing and Translation | 

Asaf Shur, Sivan Raveh, Marilyn Fefer, Sivan Butler-Rotholz, Rachel Peretz, Orna Yehudaioff, Talia Halkin, Tamar Merom

Research and Writing | 

Kim Lagziel, Tali Shamir Wertzberger, Ilya Amir, Anna Sasson Yosef Glanz, Mia Webb, Daniella Reiss Razon, Jonathan Avrahami

Development Chief Advisor | 

Dr. Misha Galperin

CEO, ANU America | 

Shula Bahat

Plan Your Visit

Visiting Hours


Admission Prices (NIS)

Israeli Senior citizens
Persons with disabilities, college/university students, “olim”
Children under 5 years old
Free entrance
Soldiers in uniform
free entrance (please show I.D.)

Agents and Groups


Our Location

Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv Entrance from gate #2 (Matatia gate)