How does the metal detector at the Kotel work? How do doctors write their notes on Shabbat? How does a Shabbat elevator work? How does a Shabbat wheelchair work?
Come to the “Halachic Science Center” and find out how rabbis and engineers solve techno-halachic problems.
At the Zomet Visitors Center you can ask questions, learn, understand and enjoy. Best of all the exhibits are interactive!
Visitors Center Tour:
“Principles of the use of electricity on Shabbat and The Zomet Institutes inventions for security and medical needs” 45 min. (English or Hebrew)
- Interactive exhibits and movies: Walk through the interactive exhibit hall & watch instructional movies (English or Hebrew)
- Self guided tour option: Walk through the interactive exhibit hall with a special English guide book (duration – 1 hour)
Zomet Can Come To You
Zomet also offers a mobile workshop that can come to your community or school in Israel. They bring 4-5 interactive exhibits with them and the Zomet guide walks you through the full Zomet experience.
During these challenging times, the Zomet Institute is offering long distance learning options for schools, camps, and communities.
Options range from individual presentations to a series of lectures/ Presentations.
- A Long Distance Zomet Experience- Modifying Technology
- Understanding Electricity and Shabbat
- Automation on Shabbat
- Medical Technology on Shabbat
- Assisting the Sick and Elderly on Shabbat
You can personalize your own program. Presentations and lectures will be delivered by Rav Binyamin Zimmerman, Senior Educator, Zomet Institute
Rav Binyamin also serves as the Rosh Kollel and Director of Mizrachi Musmachim and Director of H.E.S.B.E.R.
Who are these tours and workshops for?
The Zomet Experience is suited for Families of all Jewish denominations, Bat/Bar Mitzvah Tours, Synagogue Missions, Youth Movements, Birthright, Christian Tours and Senior Citizens. Just tell Zomet about your group in advance so that the program can be tailored to your interests.
Zomet began to focus on the crossroads of Jewish Law and Modern Life in 1976. Today, the Institute is well known for its success in merging Torah and Modern Life. The visitors center opened to the (English) public in 2015.
Zomet is located in Alon Shvut and there is plenty of parking and a nice park nearby for younger kids to play in.
Make sure to check out the innovative products that Zomet sells. I use their Shabbat Lamp (OrLi) and their traveling electric shabbat candles.