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Make your classroom lessons come alive with a guided tour of our hands-on exhibits and special workshops. See our selection below to find the best tour for your students.

Questions? Contact our Group Representative at education@jcm.museum or 718-907-8888.

General Programs

Cultural Connection

General Program
GRADES K – 8 FREE FOR PS STUDENTS! LEARN MORE

Oct 28 - Jun 18

$7.50 PER STUDENT

Who are the Jewish people? Where do they come from? What are the reasons behind their traditions?
Cultural Connections introduces students to a colorful array of customs and traditions in the Jewish culture. Participants will step back in time to meet the very first Jew; shop in a kid-sized kosher supermarket; and play the gumball-pinball charity game. As students examine the roots and basis for many Jewish customs, they will recognize manners of conduct that stand at the root of practices found in the Jewish culture.

Includes a craft project.

Recommended for Public School students and visitors with limited exposure to the Jewish culture.

EXHIBITS

Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Kosher Supermarket, World of Good.

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Jewish Adventure Junior

General Program
PRESCHOOL I - GRADE K

Oct 28 - Jun 18

$7.50 PER STUDENT*

Enhance your Judaic preschool curriculum with a hands-on experience. Your students will crawl through the world’s largest challah, shop in a kid-size kosher supermarket, and visit famous
Biblical places. Children will see, touch, and learn through exhibit play, and enhance their fine motor skills with an educational craft.

EXHIBITS

Kosher Supermarket, Shabbat Table, Noah’s Ark

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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Jewish Adventure

General Program
GRADES 1 – 6

Oct 28 - Jun 18

$7.50 PER STUDENT*

Get ready for an adventure as history and tradition come to life! Structured around some of our most popular permanent exhibits, this program offers an overview of general Jewish concepts. Students will relive famous biblical stories and explore traditions and ceremonies. Through exhibit play and hands-on crafts, students are encouraged to think and gain deeper understanding of Jewish life.

EXHIBITS

Grades 1-2: Kosher Supermarket, Six Days of Creation, Patriarchs and Matriarchs

Grades 3-6: Six Days of Creation, A New Nation, Land of Israel

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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Holiday Programs

Holiday Highlights

Holiday Program
PRESCHOOL I – GRADE 6

Nov 04 - May 27

$7.50 PER STUDENT*

Holiday themed exhibit tours. What’s the difference between Chanukah olive oil and pure olive oil? Do you know the real reason for eating hamantaschen on Purim? From fascinating fun-facts to profound lessons, festivals take on new meaning at the JCM. As your class is guided through the museum exhibits, students will uncover little known details about the Jewish holidays and gain many insights into its customs and traditions.

Includes a craft project

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
  • CHANUKAH: Nov 13 - Dec 10
  • PURIM: Feb 15 - Mar 19
  • PESACH: Mar 25 - Apr 15
  • SHAVUOT: May 15 - Jun 06
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Torah Unwrapped

Holiday Program
PRESCHOOL I – GRADE 8

May 05 - Jun 18

$6 PER STUDENT*

Approach the holiday that celebrates receiving the Torah by learning how Torah scrolls are made. Uncover the history of hundred-year old Torah scrolls; sand and scrape unfinished hides for parchment; and practice your very own scribal scribble!
Duration: 45 minutes

Also available: $9 per student for Workshop, tour program + Game Show
Duration: 2 Hours

EXHIBITS

Preschool I – II: Holiday Pavilion,

Kosher Supermarket, Noah’s Ark

Grades K-3: Holiday Pavilion, Kosher Supermarket

Grades 4 – 8: Holiday Pavilion, Sages Through the Ages

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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Matzah Bakery

Holiday Program
PRESCHOOL I – GRADE 8

Mar 12 - Apr 02

$6 PER STUDENT*

18…17…16… Can you bake that matzah before the dough rises? Our annual Model Matzah Factory is back! Children cut, thresh and grind wheat into flour. Then, while racing against the clock, they mix, punch, roll and bake their very own matzahs to take home.

Duration: 45 Minutes

Also available: $9 per student for workshop, tour program + Game Show
Duration: 2 Hours

EXHIBITS

Preschool I – II: Holiday Pavilion, Kosher Supermarket, Noah’s Ark

Grades K-3: Holiday Pavilion, Kosher Supermarket

Grades 4 – 8: Holiday Pavilion, A New Nation

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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Soil to Oil

Holiday Program
PRESCHOOL I – GRADE 8

Dec 04 - Dec 30

$6 PER STUDENT*

Pick…press…pour…and explore the story of Chanukah! In this hands-on workshop, your students will create their very own olive oil using methods that have been around since Temple times. Participants choose the choicest olives, extract the oil, and finally light a Chanukah menorah using their hand-made wicks and freshly produced oil.
Duration: 45 Minutes

Also available: $9 per student for workshop, tour + Game show
Duration: 2 Hours

EXHIBITS

Preschool I – II: Holiday Pavilion, Kosher Supermarket, Noah’s Ark

Grades K – 3: Holiday Pavilion, Kosher Supermarket

Grades 4 – 8: Holiday Pavilion, World of Good

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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Special Programs

Chocolate Makery

Special Program
Preschool 1-Grade 8

Jan 06 - Mar 05

$6 Per student*

A mouthwatering and eye opening experience where students will discover
the fascinating process of how chocolate is made and its unique connection to
Shabbat! Children will gain a wealth of knowledge on this exciting journey and
join in the fun as they harvest the cocoa pods, grind and roast the beans, and
mold their very own delicious chocolate creation!
Duration: 45 Minutes

Also available: $9 per student for workshop, tour + Game show
Duration: 2 Hours

EXHIBITS

EXHIBITS
Preschool I – Grade 2: Creation, Kosher Supermarket

Grades 3+: 39 Melachot, New Nation

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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Milk & Honey

Special Program
GRADES 2-8

Jan 06 - Jun 18

$7.50 PER STUDENT*

Get a taste of the Land of Israel! Learn about historical events throughout biblical times. Discover the Land’s unique fruits and foods, and even how to say them in Hebrew!
Find hidden details in our twenty-four foot Land of Israel sculptural mural, and create your own art project to take home.

EXHIBITS

Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Land of Israel, “Treasured Land” Art Sculpture

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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Mitzvah Land

Special Program
GRADES 2-8

Jan 06 - Jun 18

$7.50 PER STUDENT*

How many of the 613 mitzvot are related to the Land of Israel? Which ones are practiced today? Explore olden-day life in the Land of Israel through the stories of Tanach and its fascinating Midrashim. Learn about the role the Land of Israel plays in Jewish practice in ancient times and today.
Includes a craft project.

DESIGNED FOR JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS AND YESHIVAS

EXHIBITS

Patriarchs and Matriarchs, A New Nation, Land of Israel

* Sunday and After Hours group rate applies.
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