Meet Irina Nevzlin Kogan, Chair of BH Board of Directors

Meet Irina Nevzlin Kogan, the elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. She came to the Board in July, 2012 following five years as president of the NADAV Foundation where she was responsible for overall strategic management of the foundation, which focuses on Jewish Peoplehood programs and grants.

Irina Nevzlin Kogan: I had the luxury of having a very positive Continue reading

Orit Shaham Gover – BH Chief Curator


Orit Shaham Gover was appointed chief curator of Beit Hatfutsot two years ago. She is the director of the new core exhibition, slated to open in 2 stages: The Synagogue Hall, scheduled to open in summer 2015  and the new museum in 2017. Orit is well acquainted with the existing core exhibition, ever since the establishment of Beit Hatfutsot in 1978.

Orit held key positions in the young Beit Hatfutsot, and later on in the Palmach museum, the Massada, the Begin museum, the Herzl museum, Acre Prison House, and others. Continue reading

Exhibition Opening – Cuba: An Island Within an Island

A Street in Havana. Photo: Benny Levin

A Street in Havana. Photo: Benny Levin

We were glad to welcome hundreds of our old and new friends at the festive opening of “An Island within an Island”. People mingled and laughed, had mojitos, cameras flashed, – all set to the beautiful sounds of authentic Cuban mambo, salsa and conga. The Beit Hatfutsot’s guests had attended a first look at the surprising and colorful exhibition telling the exciting story of the Jewish community in Cuba.

The exhibition “An Island within an Island” is opens to the public until July, so make sure you drop by to take in these amazing photos as a strong testament to the fact that the Jewish people is the most diverse people in the world.


Benny Levin, Yossi Beinart

Exhibition photographers Benny Levin, Amir Halevi, Eliezer Yaari, Yitzhak Goren, Yossi Beinart

Exhibition photographers Benny Levin, Amir Halevi, Eliezer Yaari, Yitzhak Goren, Yossi Beinart



The Bilongo Band


Dan Tadmor, Gad Zeevi


Enia Kupfer, Shaul Ravid


Eti & Gad Proper

Yossi Beinart, Eli Atias

Yossi Beinart, Eli Atias