Jewish Museum - London

Four Four Jew

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10 October 2013 - 23 February 2014

A major new exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the untold story of Jews and football.

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"Changing one's football allegiance is as impossible as changing one's religious affiliation."
Colin Shindler, Manchester United Ruined My Life

What does football have to do with Jewish identity? Why did the Swastika once fly over White Hart Lane? Which club’s all-time leading goalscorer was an observant British Jew?

Four Four Jew is a major new exhibition exploring the story of football and British Jews. An exhibition for all the family, it will bring together memorabilia, rare objects, old and new film footage, and fun interactives to tell the story of the clubs, the players, the Chairmen, the fans, and the ‘religion’ that is the beautiful game.

Exhibition advisors include: David Baddiel, Anthony Clavane, David Pleat, Lord Triesman, David Dein, Kick it Out, National Football Museum

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Late Night Thursdays

Come visit the exhibition at one of the Museum's late night openings every Thursday for a reduced price of only £3.50 from 5pm until 9pm. 

Click here for more information on opening times and how to book.

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Exhibition trails for all the family

Trails accompanying Four Four Jew are available at the Museum for all ages, from under 5s right up to teens and adults.

Click below to download a sheet of thought-provoking questions to expand on the exhibition's themes for those aged 12+.

Download Teen_and_Adult_trail.pdf...
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For press inquiries please contact Janice Lopatkin on 020 7284 7384.

 

The Museum is very grateful to the donors who have supported this exhibition, including:

Jonathan Barnett and David Manasseh
The Bloom Family
David Dein
David Gold
Sir Maurice and Lady Hatter
The Kirsh Foundation
Frank Lowy
Leslie Silver OBE
The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation

 

And the Four Four Jew Fan Club, including:

Gary Philip
The Blue Thread
Harry Klahr
Andrew Shindler
Roy Weskler
Marc Rubenstein
The Rayne Trust

and those who wish to remain anonymous.

Media Partner: The Jewish Chronicle

For more information on how you can support this exhibition and the rest of our work, please contact Holly Howells, Development Coordinator, on 020 7284 7364 or holly.howells@jewishmuseum.org.uk

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Four Four Jew Fan Club

You have shouted from the terraces and prayed for victory: now help us tell this inspiring story by supporting Four Four Jew at the Jewish Museum.

We hope you love the unique football stories we tell, deliberate over your fantasy team and have a new appreciation of why for some going to the match on a Saturday afternoon is just as important as going to synagogue in the morning.

We hope this exhibition brings back memories from your childhood, helps you win an argument with your best friend over whose team is better and explain to your children or grand-children why the Sunday league
continues to be such a big part of Jewish life.

To help the Jewish Museum unearth these and other fascinating stories from our collection and beyond, to help us display them for your enjoyment and everyone’s benefit, and to enable us to keep sharing and celebrating Jewish life and culture in the heart of London, please
consider joining the Four Four Jew Fan Club.

 

You can support the Jewish Museum’s exhibition programme by joining our Four Four Jew Fan Club. Membership of £250 will entitle you to:

  • Two tickets to the exhibition party hosted by David Bernstein with Arsene Wenger at the Jewish Museum on 9 October 2013
  • A free family pass to the exhibition
  • Acknowledgement of your support within the exhibition and on our website
  • Email notification and priority booking for our Four Four Jew events programme

For more information on Membership of the Fan Club or other Fundraising, please contact Holly Howells on 020 7284 7364 or holly.howells@jewishmuseum.org.uk.

Click here to join the Fan Club now →

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Curator Talks

Don't miss the chance to hear curator Jo Rosenthal sharing stories of central exhibits and how the exhibition came to be, including working with the football greats who were key to its success. Join her for at 11am on 25 November, 16 December, 20 January or 10 February. Click here for more information.

Kicking+Screening Football Film Festival

Thursday 16 January - Thursday 20 February

A unique opportunity to see some fantastic football-themed films from Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, Israel, Sweden and Kenya.
All movies start at 7pm and there will be a selection of beers, wine and a range of sweet and savoury meals and snacks available to buy each night.
Click here for a full list of films and dates.