Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People

Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People is a vast museum which chronicles the history of Jews throughout the diaspora, throughout history and is a fascinating look into understanding Jewish Identity. Beit Hatfutsot has some amazing displays, some of which are interactive and its location, within the campus of Tel Aviv University, is interesting in itself as you get to visit one of Israel’s leading academic institutions. Beit Hatfutsot will open its newest exhibition in 2020 which is set to provide meaningful insight into Jewish culture around the world bring awareness to the connectivity of Jewish life and the diversity within it.

About Beit Hatfutsot

Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People was the idea of Dr. Nahum Goldmann, founder and first president of the World Jewish Congress. The museum runs through the 2,500-year history of the Jewish diaspora, sending you around the world to the Jewish communities which established and grew uniquely. With a multimedia and family history library, Jews can even trace back their own roots here!

Beit Hatsufot -Family Gallery of Heroes Exhibition by Yaakov Berel
Beit Hatsufot – Family Gallery of Heroes Exhibition by Yaakov Berel

Some of the exhibitions at Beit Hatfutsot include Synagogue’s of past and present, an exciting look at 21 models that represent diverse synagogues around the world, with the inclusion of Judaica, art and a variety of interactive activities. For families, there are many exhibits to enjoy for a variety of ages, including the Trailblazers exhibition which is specially designed for children between 6-12 years to learn about Jewish heroes including both male and female artists, athletes, actors, scientists, and cultural icons. Another exhibition promotes Jewish humor, exploring the history of humor and the modern implications of laughter in Jewish life by exploring current comedians.

Beit Hatfutsot is without doubt one of the most interesting museums in Tel Aviv.

Visiting Beit Hatfutsot: The museum of the jewish people

Opening hours of Beit Hatfutsot

Sun-Wed 10:00-17:00
Thur 10:00-22:00
Fri 09:00-14:00
Sat 10:00-15:00


Klausner Street, Tel Aviv University


Museum Website

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