Jewish Museum of Tolerance in Moscow

Jewish Museum of Tolerance in Moscow

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This is the sound check of Echo, a guest of the New Israeli Sound festival from Tel Aviv. The show is tonight, at 9:30 pm.

Tickets are available online and at the museum box office. Today, enter the museum through the exit (around the corner to the left of the main entrance).

On September 4 at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center we invite everyone to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of hot Tel Aviv together with the New Israeli Sound festival! For a fun and loud summer, we’ve called in the star of New Israeli Sound 2019, hip-hop singer Echo…

Another snippet of Echo’s soundcheck – see you tonight.

And from 15:00 there is a market of local brands, kosher foodcorners, Rishon Cafe foodtrack, a game zone with Ping Tablet, and DJ sets “Power of Vinyl” playing in the museum courtyard.

The Moscow-based indie band will take the stage at 8 p.m. You can still buy a ticket and join the big party until then.

Traditional Children’s Center Newsletter on Sundays

Monday, September 5 through Friday, September 9, for 1st and 2nd graders: an After school program from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. with lunch and an afternoon snack. Sign up: https://bit.ly/3KPgKWH

Monday, September 5 – English for Lingua Bunnies from age 5: https://bit.ly/3cLiRyd – English for Lingua Bunnies from age 8: https://bit.ly/3Bd3kAH – create your impressionist painting on canvas in the Science and Art Creative Lab: https://bit.ly/3wQLJvV

Tuesday, September 6 – study the structure of the Colosseum in the art studio “From Bison to Barbizon” : https://bit.ly/3D0XYK7 – walk the rook in the chess club : https://bit.ly/3AM09OY – Italian for children Insalata italiana : https://bit.ly/3AQPqmm – learn about museums in the project office “ZZM-ka – life of remarkable museums” : https://bit.ly/3qbGe7i

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Wednesday, September 7 – drawing a Van Gogh-inspired painting in the “Playing with Masterpieces” creativity lab : https://bit.ly/3Rxa0yY – English for Kids: Lingua Bunnies from age 8: https://bit.ly/3cOrRTh

Thursday, September 8 – explore mechanisms in the Matrix robotics studio : https://bit.ly/3TLfdF9 – Italian for children Insalata italiana : https://bit.ly/3RCoPjW

Friday, September 9 – learn the secrets of the king piece at the chess club: https://bit.ly/3AN7eyS

And a little bit about Mendit Research Lab, who are partnering with the workshops. Mendit Research Lab is a community of researchers of clothing practices, fashion and conscious consumption. The members of the collective are united by a passion for mendig (mend – to mend, to mend)…

Looking for a home: a textile collage with Mendit Research Lab On Wednesday, September 7th , we will continue to explore how different a home can be, just like at the exhibition “The Sense of Home”. And we’ll use magazine clippings and textiles to help us do just that.

Together with the members of the Mendit Research Lab community, we will try to speculate what other “dwellings” are adjacent to the human home – a garage, a nest, a booth, a beehive, a kibitz, a mailbox, a mobile home, a florarium, and others. Who could live in them? We will look for the answer through collages of newspaper and magazine clippings and textiles, which will reflect the idea of inhabiting and repairing an unfamiliar dwelling – another house with its own rhythm.

The moderator is Daria Gorbatsevich, culturologist, researcher of ballet theater and dance, graduate student at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

Sunday 12:00 – 22:00, Friday 10:00 – 15:00, Saturday and Jewish holidays – days off. The ticket office is closed before the museum for 1 hour.

Entrance – 400 rubles, privileges and children (7-17 years old) – 200 rubles. Free for children under 6 years old and special categories of citizens. Entrance to exhibitions is paid

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Shuttle-bus stop. “Ulitsa Obraztsova”, 213m, 444m

The complex of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, opened in 2012, is located in a historical building – a monument of the Soviet avant-garde – the Bakhmetev garage (built in 1925-1927 by the architect Konstantin Melnikov and engineer Vladimir Shukhov).

The museum site is new and technologically advanced, designed for the widest possible audience. Visitors can not only see historical artifacts related to Jewish culture but also get information in an interactive multimedia form. In particular, the museum has a movie theater, where historical and educational films are shown. An interactive map of migration is freely available.

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

The museum is not only one of the most technological in the country, but also one of the most expensive. More than $50 million was spent on its creation.

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center is the world’s largest Jewish museum and the largest indoor exhibition space in Europe. The exposition is located on an area of about 4,500 square meters, while the total area of the cultural and educational complex is 8,500 square meters. Most of the exposition is successively presented in the halls, related to the history of Jewish life in Russia since the late XIX century.

The Center for Tolerance offers thematic trainings, seminars, expert lectures, as well as workshops and roundtables, and surveys on tolerance.

By the way, in 2016 the Tolerance Center of the Jewish Museum won the UNESCO prize for the dissemination of ideas of tolerance and non-violence.

Museum exhibition

The museum’s exhibition is divided into thematic zones-segments that include letters, documents, photographs, telling about the life of Jewish people in Russia from the late 19th century to the present day.

  • Cinema “Beginning”: The cinema offers a 4D film showing the period from the creation of the world and the first religions to the destruction of the Second Temple and the emergence of the Jewish Diaspora.
  • Migration Map: In the hall there is a large table with an interactive map of Jewish migration. By touching parts of the map you will receive additional textual information about Jewish life in different countries.
  • Judaism is a living religion: The hall introduces religious traditions and how they have been observed over the centuries. The core of the collection is Judaic objects – symbols, texts and images.
  • Shtetl : Here we will see a traditional Jewish settlement in Czarist Russia. It also shows footage of Jewish life at the time.
  • Roots of Russian Jewry: The exhibition tells the story of Jewish communities on the southern and western borders.
  • Cities and Dalai: Jews in the Russian Empire: Visitors are transported to the atmosphere of a late 19th century cafe in Odessa. By touching the touch panels, you will learn what problems the Jews faced at that time.
  • War and Revolution: Shocks and Changes: You learn about the Russian Revolution, the period of the Civil War and the role of Jews in it. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 (the first step towards a Jewish state in Palestine).
  • USSR: The hall is devoted to the Soviet period and the role of Jews in the life of the country. The prominent Jews of that era are also shown here.
  • The Great Patriotic War and Holocaust: The most important hall is devoted to the most tragic period in the history of the Jewish people. Visitors will study newsreels, view photographs and listen to interviews with veterans as well as inmates of the ghettos and concentration camps.
  • Memorial: A place of mourning where visitors can light a candle in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and World War II.
  • Post World War II: The hall presents the stories of anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, the legendary “Doctors Case”, the Six-Day War, emigration and other events of that period. You can also see a typical kitchen of the Soviet “Khrushchevka” and a presentation of life scenes of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • From Perestroika to the Present Day: The story covers the collapse of the USSR and the emergence of the new Russia. This period is called one of the most favorable for the Russian Jews. Jewish people get freedom and respect.
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If you are going to visit the museum, you should set aside a whole day to study it.

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

The museum has the Schneerson Library, which is a division of the Russian State Library. Books from the collection of the Schneerson family are collected here. Access to books is open to all adult citizens of Russia and other countries. The only thing you need to do is to get a library ticket from the Russian State Library (you can get it right here in the museum).

Ticket prices for the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

Tickets for the museum tour can be purchased at the ticket offices and online. There are basic and preferential rates. Preferential applies to children aged 7-17, schoolchildren, students and pensioners. Free tickets for children under 6 years old, as well as veterans of WWII, disabled, servicemen and orphans.

  • Permanent exhibitions: standard – 400 rubles, privileged – 200 rubles.
  • Temporary exhibitions: standard – 300 rubles, reduced rate – 150 rubles.
  • Permanent and temporary exhibitions: standard – 500 rubles, reduced rate – 250 rubles.
  • Excursions: sightseeing tours for groups of 3-20 people – 400 rubles/person. – 400 rubles/person, sightseeing tour at temporary exhibitions – 400 rubles/person.

How to get to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

Entrance to the museum is from the side of Novosushchevsky Lane, where on both sides of the road there are ground transportation stops “Obraztsov Street”: buses, streetcars and buses stop there.

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

The nearest metro station is “Maryina Roscha” Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line, about a kilometer from the Jewish Museum. There is no suitable transport on this section of land route, but from the subway can be reached on foot in an average of 10-15 minutes.

You can also get to the museum from the metro station “Novoslobodskaya” of the Ring Line. From here you will need to take a streetcar № 19 or a fixed-route cab № 444 m or 119 m to the stop “Obraztsova Street”.

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The easiest way to get to the museum by car is from the Third Transport Ring Road. You should turn off near Suschevsky Val to Obraztsova Street, drive about 500 meters, and then turn into Novosuschevsky Lane.

You can also take a cab to the museum. You can order a car via Uber or Yandex. Cab on your smartphone. Or you can use the services of one of Moscow’s cab companies (for example, “Veset” or “Cheap” cab).

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