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Passport to Israel Exhibit at Shalom Street in West Bloomfield

This new exhibit at Shalom Street in West Bloomfield showcases ancient culture to southeast Michigan families, March 10, 2013-March 31, 2014

Passport. Check. Sunglasses. Check. Sunscreen. Check. Suitcase. Check. OK, you're not actually going to need all of this gear for your trip to the Shalom Street exhibit, Passport to Israel, which celebrates Israel's 65th anniversary.

But from March 10, 2013 through March 31, 2014, you can gear the family up for a recreated airplane trip, where you will get your own "passport" stamped as you make your way through this hands-on experience.

Moving through the exhibit, children will be introduced the cultural uniqueness of four recreated Israeli cities: Elat, Galilee, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Funded by the Charles H. Gershenson Trust Fund, Passport to Israel gives children the opportunity to enter Bedouin tents, similar to tents found in desert-dwelling communities in Israel. The little ones can also participate in recreated tea ceremonies, enjoy an Israeli food market and see Jerusalem in 3D, from an entirely new light – neon, black light, that is. Children will also "travel" to the metropolitan city of Tel Aviv, where they will be introduced to a typical Tel Aviv café.

Through this exhibit, children "will have an opportunity to experience some of the sights and sounds of ancient and modern Israel," Shalom Street director Rabbi Rob Morais said. "Students, adults and children can experience what the Israeli culture would be like."

Times to check out the Passport to Israel exhibit are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Note: The museum is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on Passport to Israel at Shalom Street in West Bloomfield.

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