The National Library of Israel: Curating the past, creating the future

by | Nov 26, 2018 | What’s Happening

Leon Family Gallery Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus
Through December

An exhibition developed in partnership with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Curating the Past, Creating the Future, features mixed media that highlights the four central collections at the impressive National Library of Israel. This exhibit focuses on the spiritual realm—with sacred books, sacred places, and mysticism, as well as the ethnographic and secular realm—with Israeli culture, Hebrew/Jewish language. An array of facsimiles of illustrated manuscripts, ancient maps, posters, and photographs introduce viewers to NLI’s treasures. Founded in Jerusalem in 1892, the National Library of Israel serves as the collective memory of the global Jewish community and the Israeli people in all of their diversity. NLI is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making accessible the cultural and intellectual heritage of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, the Land of Israel, its people, and region across the ages.


To schedule a personal or group tour of the exhibit led by a trained volunteer docent, contact Callah Terkeltaub at or 757-321-2331.