Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Children are donning their goggles and flexing their muscles for Sinai Sensation, a feature exhibit at the Jewish Children’s Museum in honor of the pending holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. Children are invited to retrace the steps of the Jewish People’s exodus from
Blending with the normal Museum tour, Sinai Sensation offers a host of engaging Sinai experiences. Children will turn into archaeologists by putting on goggles and fishing through a mock water-bed to find ancient treasures left behind during the splitting of the sea. Kids can find a wealth (literally!) of surprises; the deeper the dig, the more exciting the find.
The more earthy tribe member will revel in the Desert Challenge, a more competitive and demanding version of the Jewish peoples’ desert-trek. Kids get to strategies and traverse their way through a 36’ rock-climbing wall – without protective clouds or a torch leading the way.
All swimmers and climbers eventually find their way to
Along with all the Sinai interaction, the Museum will be bringing children even more up close by revealing ancient Torah scrolls and teaching about the Torah’s intricate writing process.
Sinai Sensation is accented by a live Shavuot game show and original Torah craft.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
More than 500 children learned how to bake matzah Wednesday during Operation: Message in a Matzah at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y. Part of the museum’s annual matzah workshop, the joint program with the Bal Harbour, Fla.-based Aleph Institute sent a package of specially-baked Passover matzah to Jewish soldiers stationed abroad for every matzah the children baked themselves. The museum visitors also filled out cards to bring smiles to American military personnel.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
304,805: Letters in a Torah scroll.
3,320: Years since the first Torah was handwritten on raw parchment.
1: Chance to try it yourself.
Children explore every element of the Torah-making experience during this spellbinding event. Uncover the history of hundred-year-old scrolls, see and handle unfinished hides for parchment, mix ink, fashion goose-feather quills and try your own scribal-scribble!
Workshop includes Torahs, Tefillin and Mezuzot of different traditions that survived persecution through the ages.
Monday, December 24, 2007
The Jewish Children's Museum Introduces....
A World of Light!
December 24th through January 1st
[Extended Hours: The JCM is open from 10 am to 5 pm during this Winter Recess]
Take part in a wonderland of good-will by playing in the World-of-Good Game Show, decorating do-good images with bright jewels and making get-well cards to be delivered to children's hospitals. Every participant will be entered into a raffle to win a Nintendo Wii!
December 26th 12:30-1:30 PM
A Nurse from Downstate SUNY Medical Center will be accepting cards and speaking of the positive impact get-well wishes have on hospital patients.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Chanukah in the Jewish Children's Museum Press Room
Author and Lecturer Rabbi Shmuley Boteach toured the Museum, bringing seven of his children along for a three hour journey through the exhibits.
At the end of the tour, while the Boteach children played near the humongous Dreidel in the Museum entry plaza, Shmuley told Executive Director Yerachmiel Benjaminson, "This Museum sets a new standard in excellence. It's phenomenal."
Rabbi Boteach's latest book, The Broken American Male, And How to Fix Him will be published next month. He has just launched a Jewish values-based initiative called "This World."
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The Chanukah celebration was hosted by Consul General of France Mr. François Delattre.
The Jewish Children’s Museum in New York received a $10,000 grant for afterschool education.The Nissan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Japanese automotive company, awarded the grant to the Brooklyn-based museum in recognition of its multicultural educational program.The money will support “Creative Kids,” an afterschool program that exposes children of all backgrounds to Jewish culture and traditions. Last year, 500 children aged 9 to 15 enjoyed arts and crafts, dance, nutrition, computers and homework tutoring through the program. Established in 1992, the Nissan Foundation provides grants to approximately 10 organizations each year, with a preference for educational programs that foster awareness among cultures.