Date(s) - Tuesday, December 15th
12:00 pm CST - 1:30 pm CST
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is proud to present GLOBAL MUSEUM PASSPORT: Virtual Home Edition
Travel to exciting destinations and visit venues around the world from the comfort of your couch with Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s new online adventure series, ‘Global Museum Passport: Virtual Home Edition’. Partnering with international colleagues, we will journey to different countries each month to tour special exhibitions, traverse historical sites, and view collection highlights. From Poland to the UK and Russia to Israel, expert staff will share their knowledge and insights, guiding you through unique museum experiences and bringing a distinctive dimensionality to your virtual excursions.
Virtual Tour of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, Israel
What makes Jews so funny? And how did “The People of the Book” turn out to be superstar writers, producers and comedians? On this tour of Beit Hatfutsot’s exhibit Let There Be Laughter – Jewish Humor Around the World, we will take a lighthearted look at the origins of Jewish humor and the major contributions of Jews to the rise of a global industry. We will celebrate the diversity and vitality of Jewish humor, and explore how elements of Jewish joking have remained constant regardless of time, place, and language. Join Lindsay Shapiro, Director of International English Programming at Beit Hatfutsot, for a live exhibit tour that will offer plenty of chances for interaction and questions.
This program will be shown via Zoom, please click the button to receive the full login information.
– Museum Members FREE
– Nonmembers $10 | BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE
About the Exhibit
Let There Be Laughter – Jewish Humor Around the World
This exhibition explores why Jews take their jokes so seriously. It celebrates the diversity and vitality of Jewish humor and explores how elements of Jewish joking have remained constant regardless of time, place, and language. Along the way, we’ll have some fun.
The exhibition includes cutting edge interactive stations to allow visitors to have their say about what makes them laugh. Our vision is that the exhibition, rich in history and challenging questions about culture in the present, will also become a space of laughter and joy for anyone who walks in.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is more than a Museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. The Museum of the Jewish People conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.
The Museum opened in 1978 thanks to the vision of Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress 1954-1977. In 2005, the Israeli Knesset passed the Beit Hatfutsot Law that defines Beit Hatfutsot as “the National Center for Jewish communities in Israel and around the world”.
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