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Programmes for Elementary and Secondary Schools

All lections and workshops are available in English.

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DVD/ DVD-ROM Remembering and Forgetting

Project "REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING“ is focused on the depicting of the Shoah and on the possibilities of the reflections through the animated, documentary and featured films. Three films released on the DVD/DVD-ROM were shot in different time period after the end of World War II and were awarded the prises on prestigious film festivals. More here. To buy DVD/ DVD-ROM "REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING“ contact ECC JMP or online shop of JMP.


 
Seminář pro studenty, 2008

Seminars for students

One or more-days seminars or series of lectures for students, which will introduced the Jewish topics to them: traditions, customs, and history of the Jews, anti-Semitism and the Shoah. The program could be adjusted to your requests.

 
 
Cyklus Stopy po hvězdách na DVD

Documentary cycle Traces of the Stars (Stopy po hvězdách)

Documentary cycle Traces of the Stars (directed by Olga Struskova) is dealing with the contemporary methods how to teach about the Shoah. The cycle is in Czech, nevertheless, there is edited volume with English subtitles. To buy DVD/ DVD-ROM "REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING“ contact ECC JMP.

 
 

DVD 2x In the Hands of Fate

DVD 2x kniha osudu

The DVD 2x In the Hands of Fate contents two movies: The Bad Dream and The Story of the Shipwrecked from the Patria. DVD is in Czech, English and German version. Price: 350 CZK. To buy DVD/ DVD-ROM "REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING“ contact ECC JMP






Programmes for Schools

The Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum is pleased to invite you to a series of lectures and workshops. The workshop programmes, which are prepared by a team of Jewish Museum lecturers, offer interpretations of Jewish festivals, customs, the course of Jewish life and the Shoah and the anti-Semitism and provide something of a counterbalance to traditional lectures. The participants are actively involved in the workshops and work with archival documents, photos and we offer children and teachers an opportunity to "touch" certain Jewish ritual objects.

Some originally Jewish festivals have been preserved in a modified form and are observed in the Christian tradition. An awareness of such broader connections should certainly contribute towards cultivating tolerance and preventing prejudice. As the Centre has qualified specialists who know and observe the Jewish faith, visitors can get direct experience of a tradition that is both alive and developing.

The lectures and workshops are complemented by a guided tour through the related expositions of the Jewish museum in Prague.

Lectures


Programme 1
Biblical history of the Jews
The earliest history of the Jews until 135 CE, expulsion and the Diaspora: how the Jewish nation was created from one family of Abraham.

Programme 2
The history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th century till present
The introduction to the history of the Jews in the Czech Lands

Programme 3
Jewish traditions and customs
The lecture introduces the Jewish nation in the context of the customs and traditions, explains the basic terms of Judaism. The lecture is complemented by presentation of related religious objects.

Programme 4
A history of anti-Semitism
The presentation of the roots of traditional and modern anti-Semitism in Europe and related aspects.

Programme 5
The persecution of Jews during the World War II
The history of the Jews and their persecution during WWII particularly in the context of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Moreover, depending on the preferences of the particular group we can offer lecture on the topics concerning the Shoah in Europe, discussions with survivors, screening of documentary films.

Programme 6
Prominent Jewish personalities in art and science in the context of Czech culture


Programme 7
Contemporary the State of Israel
The establishment of the State of Israel, conflict in the Middle East and the present-day situation.

Programme 8
Israel versus Palestinian Arabs
Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the view of historical consequences. The roots of the conflicts, actual situation.

Workshops

Jewish traditions and customs
THE HEBREW ALPHABET
The creation and development of the Hebrew alphabet, the origin of the Torah, the importance and basic rules of reading from the Torah, the appearance and symbolic decoration of the Torah. Practical section: making a scroll, writing Hebrew letters. Participants can form simple Hebrew sentence, can write their names.

Workbooks in Czech.
Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

RESEARCHER IN THE FIELD OF JUDAISM
Interactive alternative to the lecture Jewish traditions and customs. Participants work in five groups researching five topics from the Jewish life: Course of Life, Jewish cuisine, Jewish wedding, Sabbath, Passover.

Workbooks in English, worksheets Czech.
Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

GOLEM
Worshop mainly for preschool age. Interpretation of the story about the wise rabbi Löw and his mysterious creature Golem. Participants listen the stories and think about the details, paint the Star of David and Golem. Searching of the hidden Stars of David during the visit of Old-New Synagogue and searching for hidden body of Golem.

Workbooks in Czech.
Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

ARCH OF NOEM
Help to save the animals vefore the flood! Inspired by the biblical story about the flood.

Workbooks in Czech.
Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

PESACH (Exodus from Egypt)
The story about the liberation of the Jewish people and the prize paid for freedom. Ten Commandments and the place of commandments in present days, making of own commandments.

Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

SABBATH
What is the Sabbath? An explanation of the significance of this holy day for single person, for family life and whole Jewish community, related customs and traditions. Practical section: laying out of the Sabbath table with everything that belongs to the Sabbath – candles, tasting hallah (Sabbath bread) etc.

Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

HANUKKAH (Feast of Lights)
The story about the Maccabean revolt, about the victory, about the miracle, about the hope and about the light. Playing the typical Hanukkah game with dreidel and lightening the Hanukah lights.

Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

PURIM (The story about Queen Esther)
Once upon the time there were the king Ahasuerus and queen Esther in Persia. The brave Jewess Esther and her wise uncle Mordecai prevented envious and bad adviser Haman from killing all Jews living in Persia. The workshop is full of fun and thrill, songs and rattle gragers not to hear the name of Hamman. Practical section: making and colouring of an Esther scroll.

Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

SIMCHAT TORAH (Rejoicing of the Torah)
Explanations of the religious content of Simchat Torah and the significance of the Torah for the Jewish people. Viewing of a Torah scroll, narration of stories from the Torah, and familiarization with the Hebrew alphabet. Why do men dance during Simchat Torah? Torah reading based on weeks in the year and the importance in life of repeated readings from the Torah. Practical section: making the scroll, dancing and singing typical songs.

Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

JEWISH WEDDING
The role of a man and woman in the traditional Jewish family; explanations of important moments in the course of life. Photos from Jewish wedding. Practical section: playing the Jewish wedding, making candles with several wicks and drawing up wedding contracts - ketubah.

Related tour: Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue.

Persecution and the Shoah

THE HOLOCAUST IN DOCUMENTS
Five working groups analyze documents representing five phases of the Shoah: labelling of people, expatriation, deportation, concentration, liquidation. Workbooks in Czech.

Related tour: Pinkas Synagogue, Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery.¨
Prepared in the cooperation with House of the Wannsee Conference, inspired by workshop Stufen des Vernichtungsprozesses.

REFLECTIONS – PERPETRATORS, RESCUERS AND THE OTHERS
Is it possible to clearly differentiate between these groups? The answer should be found by viewing a selection of photographs and hearing the stories of individuals who lived at the time of the Holocaust.

Related tour: Pinkas Synagogue, Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery.

Prepared in the cooperation with Imperial War Museum London.

HANNAH´S SUITCASE
Working in five groups and searching for five fates of Jewish children persecuted during World War II. One of the outcomes of the programme is the participants’ separate project work in which, on the basis of the facts discovered and using their own imagination, they try to describe the personal stories of specific individuals. One part is the discussion with the Holocaust survivor.

Worksheet in Czech.

Related tour: Pinkas Synagogue, Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery.


Timing

The time donating (including tour guide): 3-4 hours.


Price

190 CZK/person, including entrance fee to the Jewish Museum´s expozitions


Contact

Address: Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum
Eva Lejčková
Maiselova 15,
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Contact:
education@jewishmuseum.cz
Phone: +420 222 325 172, +420 224 819 352
Fax: +420 222 318 856

 

 

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