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Activities for adults

Our guided visits, extramural tours and creative workshops are led by our educational service’s lecturers, nationally accredited guide-lecturers and specialists.

Guided visits 

1h30-long visits provide a fascinating insight into the exhibitions or the permanent collection and shed light on wide-ranging questions.

Thematic tours of the permanent collection are programmed each season. They enable visitors to see works in a new light, discover different Jewish cultures and understand religious traditions. Some visits are part of the thematic tours organised jointly with other museums. The “Shabbat est une fête” visits, programmed every other Saturday, are free of charge.

Generally speaking, the visits programmed for individuals are accessible to visitors with reduced mobility, who can use the lifts to reach each floor. They can be attended by hearing-impaired persons (our audiophones can be equipped with an induction loop). The “De l’étoffe au schmattès” visit, focussing on Jewish textiles, is ideally suited to the visually impaired since it is based on touch. 

See the Guided Visits programme

Extramural tours

Two-hour tours bring to life a Paris’s ancient Jewish quarter at different periods of its existence, exploring its architecture and urban development, highlighting leading figures of its economic and cultural history and illustrating ways of being Jewish during different periods. They are an opportunity to reflect on this rich history and how people of different cultures can live together.

These extramural tours require participants to have no mobility difficulties. Hearing-impaired persons with a hearing aid with the “t-switch” or “telecoil” feature can participate with prior notification (our audiophones can be equipped with an induction loop on demand).

Note: extramural tours are not cancelled due to bad weather. Participants must be at the meeting point (often outside the mahJ) ten minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin. Only participants with tickets are accepted by the guide-lecturer.

See the Extramural Tours programme

Workshops for adults

The mahJ is place of creation for children but for also adults… Creative workshops related to an aspect of the permanent collection are regularly scheduled and the media library runs a programme of writing workshops.

See the Workshops programme

Genealogy group

Come and meet members of the Cercle de généalogie juive, who will advise you on the most useful resources to help you further you research.   

See the genealogy group programme