Bat-Sheva Slavin, Museum
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The Alan and Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum is a hands on museum where children and their families can experience the joy and fun of learning about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of their Jewish heritage.
Israel @ 65
"Here, in the land of Israel, we returned and built a nation. Here, in the land of Israel, we established a state. The land of the prophets, which bequeathed to the world the values of morality, law and justice, was after two thousand years, restored to its lawful owners - the member of the Jewish people. On its land we have built an exceptional national home and state."
As Israel approaches it's 65th Anniversary of Independence, the aura of uneasiness still lingers...are the dreams of the early Zionists slipping away or will the goals of peace, safe haven and "normalcy be attained? YES, we are celebrating! Just as Yitzchak Rabin said, the Jewish people returned to Zion and built a prospering nation in the land of our fathers.
In Pirkei Avot, the Ethics of Our Fathers: Judah, the son of Teima said, "At ones fifty for wise counsel, and at ones sixties one became an elder (a tie of emerging maturity)." This states describes Israel perfectly. After two thousand yeas of Jewish struggle in the Diaspora, the young state is still seeking "wise counsel" to bridge all differences from within and to overcome the threats from their neighbors. At sixty, its time of maturity: Israel, despite all the turmoil, is still striving to build "an exceptional national home and state."
This exhibition will celebrate Israel's 65th anniversary through its PEOPLE. Israel's "Hall of Fame" will enable visitors to learn about the events that led to Israel's birth, growth and maturity:
* Be welcomed by Izzy Israel
* Learn Hebrew (it's about time!) from Eliezer Ben Yehuda
* Visit David Ben Gurion in the Negev
* Disco with Yorma Gaon in Tel Aviv/Jaffa
* Share the space shuttle with Ilan Ramon, in the Galill
* Meet Yitzchak Rabin in the Knesset, Jerusalem
Sunday 1-4 pm
Group programs available:
Sunday: 9am - 1pm
Weekdays by appointment
$5 per person
children under 3 no charge.
$18 per family