Hallelujah! Assemble, Pray, Study – Synagogues Past and Present


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At the Alfred H. Moses and Family Synagogue Hall

Special Note: on Sunday, February 11 the museum will be closed. Our apologies for any inconvenience

The world renowned collection of Beit Hatfutsot’s synagogue models is displayed in a new dedicated gallery presenting the diverse expressions of global Jewish life

Beit Hatfutsot planned a new Core Exhibition, which will take visitors on a fascinating journey of discovery and exploration of the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people.

The first phase of the new Museum was inaugurated on May 24, 2016 with the opening of The Alfed H. Moses and Family Synagogue Hall, two special exhibition galleries and The Tamar and Milton Maltz Family Gallery.

The Synagogue Hall displays Hallelujah! Assemble, Pray, Study –Synagogues Past and Present. A new spectacular exhibition based on the famous collection of Beit Hatfutso’s synagogue models. The exhibition showcases 21 models representing various communities and Jewish life relating to the synagogue: social gatherings, study, creativity and prayer, as well as weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, fundraising, charity, etc.

A model of Tempio Maggiore, The Great Synagogue of Florence, Italy

Alongside each model an original ritual artifact, either from the synagogue or its respective community, is on display. Through these items the visitor’s experience is enriched expanding on the understanding of the cultural and artistic identity of each specific community. The artifacts include historical Judaica, prayer books, publications, as well as an impressive stained glass window created in Germany in 1919 by the artist Friedrich Adler.

The exhibition also includes films, video art, and interactive activities for adults and children alike.

A model of the Synagogue in Fez, Morocco

Opening: May 25, 2016

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Curator: Amitai Achimon

Chief Curator: Dr. Orit Shaham Gover

Designers: Gallagher & Associates, Washington DC, USA