Below is a sampling of some of our recent events and activities. Please visit www.blmj.org for additional information about programs at the Museum.
Recent Events and News
Jewish Culture and the Legacy of the Classical WorldJewish Culture and the Legacy of the Classical World On March 29, 2017, AFBLMJ presented Jewish Culture and the Legacy of the Classical World with speakers on topics such as “The Missing Temple in Hellenistic Judaism Revealed” and a perspective of the menorah as Roman art. Speakers included archaeologist Dan Bahat, Professor Steven Fine from […]
In the Valley of David and GoliathIn the Valley of David and Goliath/Digging Up Evidence on the United Monarchy, co-sponsored with Yeshiva University Museum and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. On March 30, 2016, leading archaeologists and scholars presented findings from the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations in the Valley of Elah, where the epic battle […]
Christie’s Antiquity PreviewOn December 7, 2015, American Friends of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem hosted a reception and private viewing of the Christie’s Antiquity Auction.
Symposium: By the Rivers of BabylonSymposium: By the Rivers of Babylon/Exploring New Evidence from Ancient Texts About the Jewish Exiles, co-sponsored with Yeshiva University Museum and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. On May 5, 2015, over 200 guests joined leading scholars as they discussed the Babylonia Exile and Al-Yahudu texts, a collection of […]
Inaugural Benefit LuncheonOn Tuesday, March 4, 2014, eighty distinguished guests met at Christie’s in New York City to honor Mr. Eugene M. Grant and celebrate the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, hosted by the Museum’s American Friends organization (AFBLMJ). This event served as the non-profit’s inaugural benefit luncheon, and will be the first of a series of annual […]
Prof. Lawrence Schiffman, Yeshiva UniversityProf. Lawrence Schiffman, Yeshiva University July 12-14, 2013 to present at The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, NY Friday night: Amanda Weiss. Director of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem Amanda Weiss spoke about the upcoming exhibition on “The Book of Books” and exciting new developments at the Bible Lands Museum. Kiddush: Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, Vice […]
GALA WEEK: The 21st Anniversary Gala DinnerThe 21st Anniversary Gala Dinner (in honor of Dr. Elie Borowski) Thursday, May 30th BLMJ’s 21st Anniversary Celebrations in Israel Visionaries and Dreamers: The 21st Anniversary Gala Dinner in honor of Dr. Elie Borowski’s Centennial, the fruition of his dream and a look into the future. Join us in recognizing the dream of Dr. Elie […]
Talk with David Hendin“Coins of the Jewish Wars” March 14, 2013 American Numismatic Society 75 Varick Street, New York, NY Leading expert in ancient Jewish and Biblical coins David Hendin explored the numismatic material of the Hebrew peoples before, during, and shortly after the fall of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans. By […]
Christie’s Antiquity PreviewReception & Private Viewing of the Christie’s Antiquity Preview December 4, 2012 at the auction house’s headquarters in New York City On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, American Friends of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem hosted a reception and private viewing of the Christie’s Antiquity Preview at the auction house’s headquarters in New York City. After […]