The mission of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center is to serve as a platform for peaceful dialogue, to talk about universal values, charity and compassion.
Culture and art have always united people across the globe, while also promoting humanism, creation and creativity.
In these difficult times, we believe it is crucial that we should continue our work. Both our permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibitions being held at the museum now are concerned with the past, with things that happened in global history and with the importance of remembering them in order to prevent tragedies in the present and in the future.
Currently on display at the museum are two exhibitions dealing with memory: The Lonka Project: Numbered and Haim Sokol’s installation Snowfall.
Lonka's portraits, made by photographers from all over the world, are a way to pay tribute to the last survivors of the Holocaust, to preserve their faces and smiles and the look in their eyes for future generations; while the Snowfall installation is the artist's attempt to comprehend the past through the power of imagination. Haim Sokol says that he “offers the viewers a kind of poetic space where one can try to contemplate or imagine our difficult, tragic past.”
Our public and family programs as well as our special traveling program for schools, accompanying our current exhibitions, all deal with the concept of memory and the fact that the history of humanity and the history of a human are closely interconnected.