I love to bring the museum to life and connect people to our rich Jewish heritage
That is my mission statement, and I hope, God willing, to explore as many museums and sites as possible in the world, to inspire people to look at Jewish heritage and Jewish History with fresh eyes.
Experiential learning in a museum is edifying and enjoyable, and has proven beneficial in many different settings: Schools, synagogues, families, bat/bat-mitzvah, couples, individuals, communities, events, fundraisers, sisterhoods, PTA outings and teacher professional development sessions.
Any tour that is listed here, is available privately, and customizable for schools’ curriculum. Some of them recur on a seasonal basis, and change a bit from year to year. Always improving.
Lectures, Shabbat programs, workshops and other deals are also listed below.
These tours are in the Met, unless listed otherwise. For a list of other museums, please see bottom of page.
Average Tour Length: 90-120 min
- Avraham’s Journey
- Three Weeks: Age of Empires (2020 – modified, Babylonian Lions are on loan)
- Judea under Rome and Byzantium (new)
- Culture Clash – Hellenism, Chanukah and Judaism
- Pesach: Leaving Egypt without Leaving NY (or other museums)
- Yom Yerushalayim: The Four Kingdoms (2020 – modified, Babylonian Lions are on loan)
- Tanach / Jewish History Highlights
- Art and Idolatry in the Ancient World (the “Avoda Zara” tour)
Other Museums I have visited:
These museums offer a range of topics for Biblical and Second Temple, even later, Jewish History. I have either done walk-throughs or offered community tours in them, and occasionally travel and offer these tours. Feel free to ask!
- Michael C. Carlos Museum (Atlanta, GA)
- Boston Fine Arts Museum
- Brooklyn Museum
- Israel Museum, Jerusalem
- Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem
- The Center for Jewish History, NY
- The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow)
- The British Museum
- American Museum of Natural History
- Chicago Oriental Institute – recent tour pictures
- The Penn Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
- Newark Museum (New Jersey)
- The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore)
- Museum of the Bible (Washington DC)
- Harvard Semitic Museum (Boston) – now called The Hardvard Museum of the Ancient Near East