About the Jewish Communities Database
The Beit Hatfutsot Jewish Communities Database is one of the richest collections of Jewish community culture in the world.
Over the past four dacades, Beit Hatfutsot has collected an astounding array of facts, figures, anecdotes, narratives, and cultural descriptions from over 3,000 Jewish communities, past and present.
The database includes historical, geographic and demographic data about a broad spectrum of communities – those that no longer exist; those that have only recently developed; those that were destroyed in the Holocaust; and those that are thriving and growing today.
The database spans six continents, from the farthest reaches of the Pacific to the cold mountains of Asia and nearly everything in between. Some of the community stories date back 3500 years. The database paints detailed portraits of Jewish life throughout the ages, and comprises an unparalleled tool for preserving Jewish communal and cultural memory for future generations.
To get started, search the databases website
Searching While Visiting the Museum
Searching the database is available at the study area on the ground floor. Visitors can access the communities database, genealogy database, family names, photographs and films, music, personalities and lexicon.
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Opening Hours of the Study Area: (at the lobby)
Sunday, Tuesday: 10am-4pm; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-7pm; Friday: 9am-1pm