Tel Aviv UniversityTel Aviv travel guide
A short visit to Tel Aviv University in Ramat Aviv, a neighborhood in the north of Tel Aviv, can be a fun experience, thanks to the lively campus atmosphere and some of the interesting buildings scattered around.
Tel Aviv University is the biggest university in Israel and the biggest Jewish center for academic studies in the world. One of the main attractions here is the Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, a.k.a as Beth Hatefutsoth. It tells the story of 2,500 years of Jewish history since the expulsion from the land of Israel until the present day. The Jewish existence in different parts of the world is expressed in 3D reconstructions, documentary films, audio-visual shows and other forms of media. The permanent exhibition covers three floors and shows the daily life of Jewish people in the Diaspora. Telling this special story, Beth Hatefutsoth has evolved into far more than a museum – it touches the lives of Jews throughout the world, and as such is truly worthy of the “Museum of the Jewish People” title.
Another interesting building is the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center. This unique building is marked by twin columns, containing an orthodox synagogue and an auditorium. These columns symbolize the attempt to bridge the secular and religious streams in current Israeli society.
Tel-Aviv University runs a guided campus tour every Monday. The tour reviews Israeli architecture as demonstrated throughout the campus, including styles, international influences, stories of buildings and architects and landscape design.
Outside the campus Territory of Tel Aviv University there is another attraction – since a part of the university was built on a hill, the eastern entrance offers visitors some great panoramic views of the northern end of the city. It is definitely a nice spot to end this part of your tour.
Description: A journey to Tel Aviv university campus offers the Jewish Diaspora museum, the Cymbalista Synagogue and a nice panoramic view of the northern end of the city.