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This stunning gallery showcases the Museum’s outstanding collection of Jewish ceremonial art and explores Judaism as a living religious tradition.
The gallery explores Jewish religious practice and traditions in the home and synagogue, using multimedia and hands-on displays to engage visitors of all ages. Highlights include a 17th-century Venetian synagogue Ark, magnificent Torah decorations, silver Hanukah lamps and Passover plates.
The Museum’s Judaica collection is one of the finest in the world and has been awarded Designated status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, in recognition of its outstanding national importance. The gallery not only highlights the beauty and craftsmanship of these objects, but also relates them to religious practice within Judaism.
Specially commissioned films feature British Jewish families celebrating Jewish festivals and lifecycle events. Hands-on interactives include a Sabbath immersive experience and model synagogue. Other displays help you understand the ethics and values that underpin Judaism.