Events and Activities

Below is a sampling of some of our recent events and activities. Please visit for additional information about programs at the Museum.

Events and News


AFBLMJ holds periodic events in the US on topics of interest to scholars, students, and the general public. Past events have included lectures and symposia as well as exhibition and antiquities auction previews and more. American Friends also join our friends in Israel to celebrate major anniversaries of the founding of the Museum.

Symposia and talks relate to the collections, exhibitions and research at the Museum and have covered topics such as:

  • 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;
  • In the Valley of David and Goliath/Digging Up Evidence on the United Monarchy about findings from the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations in the Valley of Elah; and
  • By the Rivers of Babylon/Exploring New Evidence from Ancient Texts About the Jewish Exiles based on the Al-Yahudu texts, a collection of cuneiform clay tablets dating to the 6th and 5th centuries BCE and considered a momentous discovery opening up the study of the Jewish Diaspora in Babylonia.

Other events include gala luncheons and dinners, Christie’s antiquities auction previews, and receptions for donors and friends. We hope to see you at an AFBLMJ event soon!