The Museum’s six pavilions tell the story the Jewish contributions and contributors beginning with the origins and values that are at the core of Jewish identity through a series of pavilions leading to the last pavilion dedicated to the philosophy of responsibility for philanthropy and improving the world around us.
The Covenant & the Land of Israel, a special format, signature multi-media experience introduces the foundations of Jewish thought and values; global citizens of the world who continually learn from and contribute to their communities. Judaism’s major concepts, ideas and heroes of the Bible, women and men will spark a newfound respect for its foundational concepts.
The Creativity pavilion will show the impact of Jewish culture and its extraordinary contribution to the arts (for all Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews) ranging from literature to humour to performance to fashion to music, dance, film, food, the fine arts all presented with theatrical flair.
Enterprise, a retrospective of how Jewish professions evolved due to segregation, antisemitism and constant displacement will include stories of the development of the world’s first stock exchange, the film industry, the comic book industry, the success of today’s Start-up Nation and the global impact of Jewish business icons including its mobsters and oligarchs.
Science & Inquiry is a look at how Jewish ideas and values, such as the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an obsession with asking questions and a desire to understand and thereby improve the world around, have led to extraordinary, transformative contributions to science, medicine and technology.
In Philosophy & Education, the power of education, philosophy and thought is explored. As authors Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger noted in their book Jews and Words, Jewish continuity, even Jewish uniqueness depends not on central places, monuments, heroic personalities or rituals but rather on written words and an ongoing debate between the generations.
Tzedek, Tikkun Olam & Tzedakah, the idea of justice as the basis and prime mover in the development of Jewish ideas, history and culture and the significance of this contribution of Judaism to the world is explored through the works of Jewish organizations as well as activists who have contributed to social justice and philanthropy past and present. This gallery will encourage hundreds of thousands of visitors to get involved with philanthropy and social change and leave the world a better place.
The World’s Jewish Museum will be a world scale cultural institution with a positive, uplifting new message of and for the Jewish people; designed by one of the greatest architects of all time, Frank Gehry; located in the first Hebrew city, Tel Aviv on a site befitting this grand history past, present and into the future. A project and showcase for the ages.
THE MAJOR TAKEAWAY FROM THIS ENTIRE EXPERIENCE IS TO GET CONNECTED TO JEWISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION AND THAT ‘YOU’ CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.