A unique answer to the changing needs of our Jewish community, LEV
is a hands-on, engaging, educational platform, centered on play,
which connects young families to continued Jewish identity.
Vision and Mission
LEV Children’s Museum, Inc. is a venue of learning and wonder where families from all segments of the community can explore Jewish culture and heritage in a stimulating and interactive environment. The museum is a novel, innovative concept built within tiny home structures on wheels, where we engage families in their connection to Judaism and the Jewish community.
The target audiences for LEV Children’s Museum are Jewish families, interfaith families, Jewish educators, as well as people of other religions looking to enhance their knowledge of the Jewish culture and Israel. Specifically, we are looking to connect young families, with children, to Jewish life as their kids grow and develop. The museum will both seek opportunities to connect neighborhoods of affiliated AND unaffiliated people around the community and will partner with community institutions and their staff to enhance the level of creativity in Jewish education. All of these markets will lead to greater quality and quantity of Jewish educational opportunities for our children and their families.
Working and living in this community, it is evident that the landscape of Jewish living is changing drastically and rapidly. Broward County, as an example, performed a demographic study of Jewish homes in the county in 2016. 66% of respondents consider being Jewish very important, 98% are proud to be Jewish, and 90% have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people. However, only 45% of households with children are members of a synagogue. We are missing something. In fact, 51% of respondents feel either not at all or not very, connected to the Broward Jewish community; yet 66% feel it’s extremely important to be Jewish. So what does that mean and how can we meet the needs of the new-age Jew, as well as the needs of the more traditional one as we work to educate our kids into the future?