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The Jewish sphere is in some ways a parallel world to Danish everyday life. Active observers of Judaism have a Hebrew name apart from their Danish name; they live with two separate calendars, observe their own holidays and use special Jewish expressions.

A long count

The Jewish calendar counts the years back to "the creation of the world", and has now reached the year 5764. The Western year 2004 is 5764-65 in the Jewish calendar.

In the Jewish calendar the year 0 is "the creation of the world".

In the Western calendar the year 0 is the birth of Christ.

Space and spaciousness

- an exhibition about Jews in Denmark

The exhibition is a broad story of Jewish life in Denmark and focuses on co-exixstence and indentity through 400 years. Read more...

Openings hours

September - May:
Tuesday-Friday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm
Monday closed