Primary school groups
3 hours

The Dos and Don’ts of Judaism

Rules of Behavior
Two children stand facing each other in the ANOHA exhibition. One has its back to the camera, the other is looking and listening attentively.

Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jule Roehr

Judaism has 613 rules. These are also called commandments, or mitzvot in Hebrew. They are written in the Torah, Judaism’s holy scriptures. But why are there any rules, anyway? In this workshop, we will investigate the question of how rules develop, both in everyday life and in Judaism. What happens when they aren’t followed? And what consequences are there for what I do and don’t do – for myself and for others? 

The workshop will take place in ANOHA, the Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin, as well as in its core exhibition. In ANOHA, we will look at how everyone – humans, animals and plants – can get on well together. How do we make rules that are ok for everyone? And what does the rainbow have to do with this? In the core exhibition, we will learn about the commandments that exist for Jews today – for example, when they are preparing a meal or want to observe the Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest.

In this three-hour workshop, children in grades 16 will investigate the importance of rules in their lives, in Judaism and in the museum. They will explore Noah’s Ark, solve problems together and engage with the architecture of the Jewish Museum Berlin. In between, they’ll have the opportunity to chill out in the Shabbat room!

Primary school groups
3 hours

Age/grade level

grades 1–6

Number of participants

Maximum 15 children + chaperones


W. M. Blumenthal Academy – Foyer


60 for max. 15 school children + accompanying persons. It is possible to make two simultaneous group bookings.


This workshop is offered in German and English.


T +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon –Fri , 10 am – 4 pm)