Israel at War
A Museum's Response
People in Israel are facing tremendous challenges. You can help the museum respond to the tremendous needs in Israel today using our unique resources. Below are the various ways in which your generosity will make a difference.
Sponsored Tours for Evacuees
We are providing sponsored tours to many hundreds of people who had to flee their homes in both northern and southern Israel.
“As residents of the south who had to evacuate our home, we were so grateful to enjoy a museum tour during Chanukah. We loved the museum and were so impressed with the staff, particularly the caring way in which they handled the animals and related to us. At a time when we are far from home, you made us feel at home. We can’t thank you enough”!
-Zahuri family, Ashkelon
Free Tours for "Miluim" Families
In cooperation with the local municipalities, we identified “Miluim spouses” (in which the husband or wife is serving in reserve duty) and are providing free museum tours for them with their children.
“Thank you so much for your support of the children of reserve soldiers. I ordered tickets so that my husband could have a great day out with the kids on his one day off (and give me a break). In the end, he wasn’t allowed to come home and so I took them instead. It was a wonderful day out and put a smile on everyone’s face. Thank you”!
-Rachimi Family, Beit Shemesh
Animal Assisted Therapy for Children in Trauma
As a response to the enormous need for therapeutic services, we are working to develop an animal assisted therapy program for children in trauma, to help them develop self-confidence and overcome fears and anxiety.
Subsidized Animal Interaction hours
We are offering designated hours when families can bring children to interact with the animals. Through petting and holding a variety of creatures, including turtles, chinchillas and chameleons, visitors enjoy a fun, relaxing break from the stress of daily life while learning respect for wildlife.
Strengthening our Connection to the Land
By illustrating our deep historical connection to the Land of Israel via the wildlife that has been part of our culture for millennia, we strengthen national identity and resolve.
For shekel (NIS) donations via bank transfer:
Bank name: Pagi (#52)
Bank branch number: 179
Account number: 577863
Account name: Keren Torah V’Teva