FOR SCHOOLS

INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMES

Schools with accreditation from the Czech Ministry of Education can chose from a wide selection of interactive programmes for pre-school children and school pupils – art-drama workshops, general workshops and seminars and lectures. These programmes also include themed tours of some of the Jewish Museum's permanent exhibitions.

PROGRAMMES FOR 14-18-YEAR-OLD SCHOOL PUPILS

Topic: Holocaust and Anti-Semitism

Us and Them – Anti-Semitism and Modern Society

This programme focuses mainly on the phenomenon of modern anti-Semitism. It involves studying period articles, anti-Semitic literature and a large range of anti-Semitic caricatures. The aim is to find out how anti-Semitism works as an ideology and what principles it is based on.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

The Lodz Ghetto

This programme involves studying archival materials, photographs and survivor testimonies in order to familiarize pupils with the history of the Lodz ghetto and with the fate of Protectorate Jews who were deported there in October and November 1941. It includes a screening of a short documentary based on material from the film A Ghetto Called Baluty“ directed by Pavel Štingl. Use is also made of original archival materials from the Terezín Album project from the educational portal www.holocaust.cz

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery and ‘Stolpersteine' commemorating Prague residents deported to Lodz

Unwelcome Foreigners

This programme deals with the topic of Jewish refugees to Czechoslovakia and with the refugee policy crisis in 1938. The main focus is on refugees from Austria who tried to find asylum in Czechoslovakia after the Anschluss, and on refugees from the Sudetenland who sought shelter in the inner regions of country after the Munich Agreement but were often sent back despite the dangers they faced.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Reflections – Perpetrators, Rescuers and the Others

Is it possible to clearly differentiate between perpetrators and rescuers? The answer can be found by viewing a selection of photographs and hearing the individual stories of people who experienced the Holocaust. This programme was prepared in the co-operation with the Imperial War Museum, London.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

The Holocaust in Documents

Five working groups study documents that represent the five stages of the Holocaust: definition, expropriation, deportation, concentration, liquidation. This programme was prepared in co-operation with the Wannsee House.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Hannah's Suitcase

In this programme, participants conduct their own research in documents to find out what happened to particular families in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during the Second World War. It involves pupils doing individual work. This program is based on Karen Levin's book of the same Hannah's Suitcas

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils (Program je možný upravit i pro žáky 5-7. třídy.)
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Topic: Jewish Holidays, Life Cycle and Traditions

Researcher

This programme is an interactive alternative to the Jewish Traditions and Customs lecture. SParticipants work in five groups researching five topics from the Jewish life: the course of life, Jewish cuisine, the Shabbat, the Jewish wedding and Pesah.

Suitable for 13-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

The Hebrew Alphabet

In this programme, pupils will become acquainted with the Hebrew alphabet. They will find out about the the origin of the Torah and the Bible as a whole, as well as its appearance and importance. In the practical section they will go through the basic rules for writing and reading Hebrew.

Suitable for 11-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

PROGRAMMES FOR 6-11-YEAR-OLD SCHOOL PUPILS AND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

The Golem

In this workshop, children will become acquainted with the wise Rabbi Loew and the legend of the Prague Golem. During a visit to the Old-New Synagogue, they will then search for Stars of David and for the place where legend has it that Rabbi Loew hid the Golem.

Suitable for pre-school and primary school children
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Noah's Ark – Help Save Animals from the Flood

This programme is inspired by the biblical story of the Flood. Children play the part of Noah and have to make sure that they have all the animals on their boat. They then look for pictures of various animals on a tour of the Old Jewish Cemetery.

Suitable for pre-school and primary school children
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Workshops on individual Jewish holidays (Shabbat, Purim, Pesach, Hanukkah, Simchat Torah) and on celebrations of major life-cycle events (e.g. wedding) - upon request

of the Jewish Museum are available for school groups.

LECTURES

PROGRAMMES FOR 14-18-YEAR-OLD SCHOOL PUPILS

Topic: Holocaust and anti-Semitism

A History of Anti-Semitism

A lecture that explores the roots of traditional and modern anti-Semitism in Europe and related aspects.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils.
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

The persecution of Bohemian and Moravian Jews in the Second World War

A lecture on the history of the Jews during the Second World War with emphasis on the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the Terezín Ghetto.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Topic: Jewish Holidays, Life Cycle and Traditions

Jewish Traditions and Customs

A lecture that places the Jewish nation in a historical context, explains the basic concepts of Judaism and details the major life-cycle events in Judaism and Jewish holidays. It includes a display of items relating to the Jewish tradition (Judaica).

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Topic: History and Literature

A Biblical History of the Jews

A lecture on the ancient history of the Jewish people according to the Bible, which tells of a long journey during which the family of Abraham becomes an entire nation.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

A History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th Century to the Present

A lecture on the history of Jewish settlement in Bohemia and Moravia.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Prominent Jewish Literary Figures in the Context of Czech Culture

A lecture on Czech writers of Jewish origin, writing in Czech or German.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

Israel Yesterday and Today

A lecture on the path to the founding of the State of Israel and the Middle East Conflict.

Suitable for 14-18-year-old school pupils
Tour: Old-New Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery

of the Jewish Museum are available for school groups.

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