Conversation Room

“If you seek to learn, grow, pursue truth and find freedom, seek places that welcome argument and respect dissenting views.” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks zt”l

The Jewish Museum London welcomes you to join the discussion and explore different points of view in our new Conversation Room. Objects and themes will respond to contemporary issues and change every 3 months.

What is the Conversation Room?

Conversations have no time limit and continue as long as people take part.

In this space, you are invited to explore different viewpoints through objects from our collection.

Inspired by the centuries’ long interactions on a Talmud page, you will find conversations happening between Rabbis across the generations. We hope you will find inspiration from objects in our collection and contemporary issues, and be prompted to think, reflect and respond on our commentary wall.

Please join us and add your views to a contemporary conversation, as we create a living commentary wall, writing your own response on a postcard and placing it alongside other peoples’ responses.

How does it work?

Our second Conversation Room features objects focused on the theme of strikes and unions. It includes four items spanning the 19th & 20th centuries, alongside comments from current union representatives from the academic, museum and transport sectors.

We simply asked the question – “Why Strike?” Read their responses and we invite you to leave your own in response

When can I visit the Conversation Room?

The Conversation Room is open to the public on Sundays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm. Private groups with bookings at the Museum are welcome to visit other days of the week.