Scripts and Scrolls
Surprises, riddles, and workshops using ancient techniques
The galleries in the main building are currently closed to the public
due to the comprehensive program of renewal at the Israel Museum.
Israeli Summer
at the Israel Museum
Swords into Plowshares: The Isaiah Scroll and Its Message of Peace
Closes Sunday August 31, 2008 (16.00)
Summer Art Camps in the Youth Wing
Art Marathon 2008
For children who love art (Hebrew)
Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008
Until August 16
Signs of Life: Animating Ticho House
Until September 26
Orphaned Art: Looted Art from the Holocaust in the Israel Museum
Until August 23
The Shrine of the Book
Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period
Youth Wing
Campus Renewal Project



Israeli Summer at the Israel Museum!

Free entrance for children on Tuesday from 4 pm and on Saturday.

In August: Free entrance for children (except for workshops and groups).

Courtesy of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum and the David and Inez Myers Foundations, Cleveland, Ohio.

Opening Hours:
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Sat 10 am- 5pm
Tues 4-9 pm (in August from 10 am)
Fri 10 am - 2 pm.

Summer events sponsored by American Friends of the Israel Museum and the Mauerberger Foundation, South Africa.

While we move ahead with our comprehensive program for renewing the Israel Museum campus, we invite the public to participate in our full program of exhibitions, and activities in the Weisbord Pavilion, the Shrine of the Book, the Model of Second Temple Jerusalem Complex, the Ruth Youth Wing, and the Billy Rose Art Garden campus renewal program.

While work is underway, our permanent collection galleries are not open to the public. These are exciting times in our Museum, and we wish you an enjoyable visit. Thank you for your continuing participation and support.

Summer in the Youth Wing

Activity Yard: When Grandpa and Grandma
Were Kids | July 22- August 31

Inspired by Israel's 60th anniversary, the Youth Wing activity yard provides a lovely opportunity to connect generations. Grandparents who were children at the time of the founding of the State are invited to create, play, and enjoy a taste of life sixty years ago, together with their grandchildren.

From July 22: Tues 4–7 pm, Fri 10 am – 1 pm
August: Sun–Thurs 10 am – 2:30 pm; Tues also 4–7 pm; Fri 10 am – 1 pm
Extra charge. Groups are requested to book in advance
For more information: (02) 670-8960, 677-1302

Recycling Room | From Metulla to Eilat, from Bubble Wrap to Bottle Cap | July and August

Celebrating Israel’s sixtieth anniversary by creating landscapes from recycled materials

July: Tues 4–7 pm, Fri 10 am – 1 pm
August: Sun–Thurs 10 am – 2:30 pm; Tues also 4–7 pm; Fri 10 am – 1 pm
NIS 10 per child

Storytelling | August

August in the Youth Wing Library, inspired by pre-State nostalgia

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 12 pm, Tues 5 pm - Starting August 10.
Extra charge. In Hebrew. For more information: (02) 677-1302

See details about Youth Wing summer events  > >

Youth Wing activities sponsored by the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel

Summer Events

A Tel Aviv Summer in Jerusalem | July 2, 8 pm

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the State and upcoming centenary of Tel Aviv

Images, stories, and sounds from the days of Ahuzat Bayit: golden dunes, dreams of a city of gardens, the Herzliya Gymnasium, street life, the opening of the port, and early Hebrew songs about Tel Aviv.

Presented by Eliyahu Hacohen, with singer Ora Sittner at the piano

Wednesday, July 2, 8 pm
Ticho House, 9 HaRav Kook Street, Jerusalem
NIS 85; Members NIS 75. To order tickets in advance: (02) 677-1300
Warm clothing recommended

Israeli Wine-Tasting Festival | July 15-17

A celebration of wine tasting from the best vineyards in Israel

Tues–Thurs, July 15–17, 7 pm – midnight
NIS 55 per person for the evening
Ticket includes a wine glass, free tasting, and admission to Museum galleries until 9 pm on Tuesday

The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in "Kef-Kafim" | July 22. 8 pm

Choreography: Rami Be'er
Young, fresh, colorful dance that underscores the sheer pleasure of movement; a cocktail of rhythm, energy, virtuosity, and poetry, Kef-Kafim lives up to its name – a fun performance!

Tuesday, July 22, 8 pm
In the Art Garden, included in Museum admission. Warm clothing recommended

A Celebration of Hebrew Song with  the Gevatron | July 29, 8 pm

Folk music from Israel's early days through today with the legendary group

Musical director: Ilan Gilboa

Tuesday, July 29, 8 pm
In the Art Garden, included in Museum admission. Warm clothing recommended

The 23rd Annual Kite-Flying Festival | August 12

Kite-flying, workshops, and kite displays on the theme of the 60th anniversary of the State and Israeli art

Tuesday, August 12
Workshops (extra charge): 10 am – 1 pm; 2–7 pm
Kite-flying in the Art Garden: 4–7 pm
Included in Museum admission; weather permitting

Sponsored by Edna and Sam Wilchfort, Jerusalem; Linda and Ilan Kauftel, New York; and American Friends of the Israel Museum
From Opera to Musical | August 19

Soloists from the Israeli Opera and the Ra'anana Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: David Sebba
Moderator: Michael Eisenstadt

Arias, duets, and ensemble pieces from favorite operas and musicals: The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and more. Israeli works in operatic dress will also be performed.

Tuesday, August 19, 8 pm
In the Art Garden, included in Museum admission. Warm clothing recommended

Special for Museum Members: Free admission to summer events in the Art Garden listed as "included in Museum admission"

Membership from NIS 95 for senior citizens to NIS 360 for families
For more informtion: [02] 670-8855,
[email protected]

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