Category: Permanent exhibition

The Jewish Museum of Belgium revisits its collections!

Through a thematic selection from our collections, the Jewish Museum of Belgium invites you to discover the rites and celebrations of Jewish life throughout the year. Both particular and universal, these rites mark important moments in life, while establishing a link within a community and with the divine.

Along the way, visitors will also discover educational videos that illustrate the themes of the different rooms. For reasons of sanitary distance, a QRcode system at the entrance to each room will deliver a video, either in French, Dutch or English. If you do not have a smartphone, a tablet will be available at the reception desk. Don’t forget to bring your headphones before the visit!

In the large room on the second floor, which was once the reception hall of the German school housed in this building until 1918, we offer you a selection of works by Belgian Jewish artists from our museum’s collections.
The careers of these artists are part of the history of Brussels, of Belgium and of European Judaism. Each artist embodies a destiny and an experience of history that is reflected in the works exhibited here. Immigration, self-image, exile, the disappearance of the family in the turmoil of war, the memory of the Shoah… are reflected in a painful and distinctive way.
The chronological presentation begins with a painting by Kurt Peiser from the beginning of the 20th century representing a Jew in an urban landscape. It ends with a monumental work by Sarah Kaliski dating from 1995 which evokes the humiliation inflicted on the Jews of Vienna in 1938.