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Guided Tours

Serving as both a children's educational museum and memorial, Yad LaYeled has two main goals:  to commemorate the million and a half children who perished during the Holocaust and to continuously tell the story of the children who survived.

For adult visitors: We have guided tours that can be incorporated into group visits to the Ghetto Fighters' House.  The main focus of these tours is to introduce the complex story of the Jewish children who lived in Europe during World War II. 

The guided tour can revolve around a specific theme such as:  Holocaust education, Holocaust Remembrance, Jewish children during the Holocaust, Janusz Korczak.

For more information about adult tours: 

Adi Shahaf-Tamir |  adis@gfh.org.il

For young visitors:  school delegations, camp programs, young leadership missions

All the exhibitions at Yad LaYeled are especially suited to young visitors from the age of 10 and feature three-dimensional displays, as well as audio and video testimonies.  Throughout the museum, the story of Jewish children, who lived in different European countries during the Holocaust, unfolds.  Told from the point of view of the child survivors, their stories are based on various sources: diaries written during the war, as well as personal testimonies and memoirs written after the war.


In addition to the museum exhibitions, Yad Layeled offers a number of specialized workshops in plastic art, music, drama, creative writing and movement. 

For more information about tours for school-age children and youth groups:

Michal Selek | michals@gfh.org.il

Examples of theme-based programs for school-age visitors:

Kites of Dreams

This program includes a tour of the main exhibition of Yad Layeled, The Jewish Child During the Holocaust, an interactive activity in the Janusz Korczak exhibit, and a kite workshop based on Korczak's educational philosophy.

Music and Memory

This special program combines a tour of the main exhibit, testimonies and the new exhibit Notes of Life, as well as a music workshop. Emphasis is put on the importance of music in the lives of Jewish children and the musical activity that existed during the Holocaust.

Bar\Bat Mitzvah for Grandparents

During the Holocaust, many young adults did not have the opportunity to celebrate their coming of age with the traditional Bar Mitzvah or Eshet Chayil ceremony. This unique program is geared toward Holocaust survivors and their families who are interested in conducting an intimate and special ceremony at the museum.

Value Oriented Family Experience

These programs are designed for family visits to Yad Layeled. The activities include a guided tour of the museum exhibits as well as family-oriented workshops in which family members explore the world of Jewish children who lived during the Holocaust.