Discover the permanent collection

With seven hundred artworks and objects, the permanent collection proposes a history of the Jewish communities of Europe and the Mediterranean from the Middle Ages to today.   

Helena Rubinstein, 1953 ; Paris, Archives Helena Rubinstein – L’Oréal ; conception graphique Doc Levin 

Helena Rubinstein. The Adventure of Beauty

until Sunday 25 August 2019

Attention: the mahJ is now open from Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Monday (except for group visits with reservations). 

For your safety, there are heightened security procedures when you arrive at the museum.

Opening hours from July 15th to October 16th , 2019
Tuesday to Friday: 11 am–6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–6 pm
Last ticket sales 45 minutes before closure.
The museum is open on August 15th (11 am-6 pm).

Closed every Monday.
Closed on October 1st (Rosh ha-Shana), and October 9th (Kippur).

The Media Library is closed every Sunday in July and August.  

  Other opening hours

Adolfo Kaminsky, autoportrait à l’âge de 19 ans, Paris, 1944

Adolfo Kaminsky. Forger and photographer

From Thursday 23 May 2019 until Sunday 8 December 2019

Adolfo Kaminsky, a member of the Resistance and a brilliant forger, spent thirty years of his life producing counterfeit identity papers to save lives. He discovered photography during the Second World War reproducing official stamps for forged identity cards.

Helena Rubinstein dans son appartement à New York

Helena Rubinstein. The Adventure of Beauty

From Wednesday 20 March 2019 until Sunday 25 August 2019

For the first time in France, the mahJ is devoting an exhibition to Helena Rubinstein (1872- 1965). Featuring more than 300 exhibits from her famous collection – objects, garments, photographs, etchings, books, paintings, sculptures and tapestries, including works by Marc Chagall, Michel Kikoïne, Sarah Lipska, Louis Marcoussis, Elie Nadelman and Maurice Utrillo – it recounts the life and career of the woman whom Jean Cocteau dubbed “the empress of beauty.”


Rituel de prières avec Haggadah (récit de la Pâque), Ferrare, 1520

From the BnF collection. Italian Hebrew manuscripts

In the museum’s permanent collection from 20 March to 22 September 2019, the BnF and the mahJ are showing a selection of Italian manuscripts exceptionally loaned by the BnF.

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Discover the mahJ

Every other Sunday at 3pm from May 12th to August 18th, 2019

You will travel through one thousand years of Jewish history in France and across the Diaspora and discover the masterpieces of the mahJ's collection.

Walking tour of the Jewish Marais

Walking Tour of the Jewish Marais

A guided tour in English for everyone – children, adolescents and adults.

Every other Sunday in May, June, July and till mid-August 2019 at 3 pm.

Meet at the admission desk a few minutes before the tour.

Join this walking tour and discover Parisian Jewish culture past and present. 

The Educational Service


Media Library

Bookshop and publication