The Jewish Museum is undergoing a major overhaul and breaking new ground to engage with the citizens of Frankfurt. Following the Jewish tradition of temporary buildings that recall the time of the Israelite wanderings in the desert, the museum is now moving into a ship next to the Eiserner Steg on Schaumainkai, which has been fitted with exhibition elements and redesigned. The ship will become the Pop Up Boat of the new Jewish Museum for six weeks. It will open on September 4, 2016, the European Day of Jewish Culture, and close at the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). An extensive and varied program of events will take place on board.
The Pop Up Boat serves as a laboratory for the Jewish Museum's new permanent exhibition: in a specially built exhibition module, both collection objects and architectural plans will be presented, which the museum staff will personally introduce to visitors. Short lectures at lunchtime and afternoon workshops will provide insight into questions and conceptual thoughts on the new permanent exhibition. Two participatory stations invite visitors to vote on a name for the new town square in the museum's entrance area and to send wishes to the new Jewish Museum.
The free one-day program is divided into three formats:
Open Boat to linger aboard, daily from 12pm-1pm
Lunch Talks by Museum Staff*, Mon-Fri at 2pm
."Meet the Curator - Feel the Object" workshops, Mon-Fri at 4pm, Sat- Sun at 2pm
In addition to the daily exhibition and talks, there are also events with guests during the day, which are also free. Highlights of the daytime program include two conversation events: On the opening afternoon, Daniela Eisenstein (Director of the Jewish Museum Franconia), Hanno Loewy (President of the Association of European Jewish Museums and Director of the Jewish Museum Hohenems), Naomi Lubrich (Director of the Jewish Museum of Switzerland), and Mirjam Wenzel (Director of the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt) will discuss the future of Jewish museums in German-speaking countries, moderated by
Volker Breidecker. On September 24, Volker Reiche and FAZ editor Andreas Platthaus will talk about the comic "Manu and Saul" at the construction fence in front of the Rothschild Palais. At the end of the Pop Up Boat on Sunday, October 16, Vocal Global Music will present a concert matinee with songs in Hebrew, English, and Creole.
In addition, there will be a separate program for children ages 8 and up on three Sundays:
"Jewish Bars and Tones" with opera singer Aviva Piniane (4.9.)
"Noah's Ark" with storyteller Rudi Gerharz (Sept. 25)
"Well Sheltered" for the Feast of Tabernacles (Oct. 9)
Youth ages 12 and up are invited to a beatboxing workshop on the last day of opening, Oct. 16. During the week, school class workshops are planned in cooperation with the Fritz Bauer Institute's Pedagogical Center and the Jewish Museum. Food and beverages on board will be provided by Badias Catering.
The evening events program provides a platform for contemporary Jewish culture. The readings, film screenings, concerts, performances, culinary events and panel discussions that will take place on board will provide an insight into the diversity of Jewish self-understanding processes. A thematic focus of the evening program is the reflection on flight and migration and their significance for the current situation in Germany. The program accentuates the shifting of traditional affiliations and norms as well as the free and in-between spaces that being on the move makes possible beyond - also gender-specific - role conceptions. Highlights in this context include an open-air cinema night as part of the Jewish Film Festival, presenting four short films on the theme of "On the road".
A panel discussion with program director Cilly Kugelmann (Jewish Museum Berlin), writer Gila Lustiger, and historian Kathrin Kollmeier revolves around Jewish perspectives on the refugee crisis in Europe. The concert evening with refugee musicians, who formed the ensemble Tremolo as part of "Bridges - Music Connects", is dedicated to Syrian and other traditionals from the Middle East. The performances of the just published autobiographical books "The Smile of My Invisible Father" by Dimitrij Kapitelman and "Germanija" by Dimitrij Belkin reflect on the desires, questions and problems associated with the immigration of Russian-speaking Jews to Germany. The first Frankfurt reading by Deborah Feldman from her bestseller "Un-Orthodox" will provide insight into the emancipation process of a young woman from an ultra-Orthodox community. A panel discussion on "Religiousness and Feminism" with Rabbi Elisa Klapheck,
religion scholar Naime Cakir, and Associate Dean Ursula Schoen will reflect on the gendered role offerings of the Torah, Bible, and Quran.
The Pop Up Boat will be closed on the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (October 3-4, 2016) and Yom Kippur (October 12, 2016). Information about the program is available on a dedicated website with the URL www.popupboat.juedischesmuseum.de
Social media communications are conducted under the hashtag #popupboat. Information about the topics of the lunch talks and workshops on board will be announced on board as well as on Facebook.
There will be an admission charge for the evening events; tickets can be purchased in advance on board or at the box office at Museum Judengasse. For dinner events, mandatory registration is required. The evening program includes the following events:
Tuesday, 13. September, 7pm
"Aliyah Bet: David Leaves Famagusta" - Lecture, eyewitness talk and picture presentation. An event of the German-Israeli Society (admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Thursday, 15. September, 7 p.m.
"The Smile of My Invisible Father" - book presentation and talk with Dmitrij Kapitelman, in cooperation with the Jewish Community Frankfurt (admission: 6 euros / concessions: 3 euros)
Friday, 16. September, 7 pm
Sisters / Achot - Performance by Moran Sanderovic and Veronika Boekelman,
(Admission: 6 Euro / concessions: 3 euros)
followed by: Shabbat dinner by Badias Catering (registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday, 17. September, 7pm
"Screen and Dine: Jerusalem on a Plate" - film screening and dinner (registration required: email@example.com)
Wednesday, September 21, 7 p.m.
"It's OK to write that!" - Book presentation with Shahak Shapira, in cooperation with the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Jewish Museum
(Admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Thursday, 22. September, 7 p.m.
"Jüdische Fußballvereine im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland" - Book presentation by Lorenz Pfeiffer and Henry Wahlig in conversation with Alon Meyer and Daniel Lörcher, sponsored by Evonik(Admission: 6 Euro / reduced: 3 Euro)
Friday, 23. September, 7 pm
I can see music presents: "The ‚Socalled' movie" - Film screening (Admission: 6 Euro / concessions: 3 Euro)
Wednesday, 28. September, 7pm
"Jewish Perspectives on the European Refugee Crisis" - panel discussion with Cilly Kugelmann, Gila Lustiger and Dr. Kathrin Kollmeier, moderated by Dr. Mirjam Wenzel, in cooperation with the Fritz Bauer Institute on the History and Impact of the Holocaust (Admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Thursday, 29. September, 7 pm
"Religiosity and Feminism" - panel discussion with Dr. Elisa Klapheck, Dr. Naime Cakir and Ursula Schoen, moderated by Prof. Susanne Schroeter (Admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Friday, September 30, 7 pm
"The Casting: Who was Bertha Pappenheim?" - Performance with Agatha Cion and Elianna Renner, in cooperation with the Junge Akademie (admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Saturday, 1. October, 7 pm
"Moritz Daniel Oppenheim" - Film screening and workshop discussion with Isabel Gathof, sponsored by Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822 (Admission: 6 Euro / concessions: 3 Euro)
Thursday, 6. October, 7pm
"Germanija. How I Became Jewish and Grown Up in Germany" - book launch and talk with Dmitrij Belkin (admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Friday, 7. October, 7 pm
Dana Barak and Jonathan Weiss - Concert afterwards: Shabbat dinner by Badias Catering (registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org) (admission: 15 euros / concessions: 10 euros)
Saturday, 8. October, 7 pm
"Home" - Film screening and workshop discussion with Robert Schulzmann (Admission: 6 euros / concessions: 3 euros)
Thursday, 13. October, 7 p.m.
"Unorthodox" - Reading with Deborah Feldman, in cooperation with the Jewish Community Frankfurt and the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Jewish Museum (Admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Friday, 14. October, 7 pm
"Critical Observer, Political Thinker, and Conscious Jew - Happy Birthday, Hannah Arendt" Panel discussion on the 110th anniversary of her birth. Birthday with Edna Brocke, Prof. Barbara Hahn, Dr. Thomas Meyer and Prof. Christian Wiese, moderated by Dr. Mirjam Wenzel (Admission: 6 euros / reduced: 3 euros)
Saturday, 15. October, 7 pm
"Die Geträumten" by Ruth Beckermann (Austria 2016) - Film Presentation (Admission: 6 Euro / Reduced: 3 Euro)
Sunday, 16. October, 7pm
Sukkot Dinner and Pop Up Boat Closing Party with DJ La Bolshevita (registration required at: email@example.com)
(Text: Jewish Museum Frankfurt)
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