Activities for Schools

Receiving the SIDDUR

For 1st-2ndgraders
The visit includes a tour of part ofthe museum in which the children see and hear about the world of the SIDDUR andthe TEFILAH (prayer) and take part in reenacting an exciting storybehind one of the artifacts.
As part of a workshop, the groupprepares a book mark for their SIDDUR.
"Receiving the SIDDUR"ceremony can be held in the building's Auditorium.

Receiving the HUMASH

For 1st-2ndgraders
The visit includes a tour of part ofthe museum in which the children see and hear about the world of the Synagogueand the SEFER TORAH (Torah Scroll) and take part in reenacting anexciting story behind one of the artifacts.
As part of a workshop, the group preparesa YAD (a special pointer used when reading from the Torah).
In addition, a workshop with a SOFERSTAM can be arranged, in which the children learn about scribal calligraphy- the special holy work of preparing the Torah scroll - and practice writing inthe Torah's distinctive script.
"Receiving the HUMASH" ceremony can be held in thebuilding's Auditorium.

Roots

For 3rd-6th graders
The visit includes a tour of part ofthe museum in which the children see and hear the importance of family rootsand learning from the past.
The activity encourages the childrento think of their family roots, the values and objects they have received and thosewhich they would like to pass on.
Higher grades watch a movie that relatesthe story of the Torah Scroll that Ilan Ramon z"l took with him to space.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

For 6th-8th graders
The visit includes a tour in the "WhoAm I?" exhibit that deals with themeaning of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah with an emphasis on adolescence and identity.
The tour includes a movie on a Torahscroll that was given to a boy on his Bar Mitzvah in the Ghetto which IlanRamon z"l took with him to space.

Jerusalem

For 3rd-12th graders.
The activity includes an excitingguided tour of the museum with an emphasis on objects with stories connected toJerusalem in different times, starting with ahuge painting of Jerusalemby the artist Reuven Rubin. On therooftop of the building the children have different activities using the 360√∑panoramic view of Jerusalem.
Optional: A workshop in which theyoungsters create artwork connected to Jerusalem.

The Holocaust and Jewish Identity

For high-school students.
A guided tour through the new and fascinating exhibit"…and the Letters Soar Heavenwards - Vilna as a Metaphor for JewishIdentity". The tour includeswatching audiovisual performances and looking at unique artifacts related toJewish identity, Vilna Jewry and the Holocaust that take the visitor into amysterious world of books and Torah scrolls.