Educational visit to the jewish museum of venice

NATURE OF ACTIVITY: educational visit

THEME: introduction to Jewish religion and culture, story of the Venetian Jewish community and birth of the ghetto as a system

DURATION: 1 hour

TARGET SCHOOLS: primary schools, first and second year secondary schools                              

DESCRIPTION: the visit consists in a guided tour of the various rooms of the museum: in the first part the children get to know the principal features of the calendar and the Jewish holidays. Moving on to the new museum area, the children will learn about the history of the Jewish community from the founding of Europe’s first ‘ghetto’ – which reached its 500th anniversary in 2016 – down to our own day, by way of the tragic Shoah years. After the museum tour, the class will be taken on a visit to one of the Venetian synagogues.

AIMS:

  • introduction to Jewish culture and its holy days
  • situating the Venetian community in its historical context
  • introduction to the architecture and spatial arrangement of a synagogue

Cost: €75 up to 15 students. €4.50 for each extra student.

Educational activities are designed for a minimum of 15 students per class  up to a maximum of 25 students. 2 accompanying adults are allowed free entry, plus carers, where appropriate, for small or disabled children and those with learning difficulties.