Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger and Family Tour the Museum

For the second time in a month, Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, visited the Jewish Children’s Museum. This time, however, he was joined by his wife and three of his children. Rabbi Metzger was very proud to explain his family the exhibits and encourage them to get up close and hands-on with the displays.

The whole family laughed while crawling through the Challah Tunnel on the gigantic Shabbos table exhibit; danced, touched and smelled their way through the Holidays; and played a lively game in the Game Show room.

“It’s amazing what the Museum is doing to spread awareness,” said the Chief Rabbi.

Rabbi Metzger’s youngest son Elimelech, 7, had a blast, running excitedly to every exhibit while calling his older siblings to join. Rabbi Metzger took the visit as an opportunity to bring Judaism alive for his son, and asked Elimelech trivia-style questions related to each exhibit.

At the conclusion of the three hour tour, Rabbi Metzger said, “We have to make something like this in Israel!”

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