At Beit Hatfutsot, the Jewish people are described as a people among other nations, which also maintains and nurtures a special bond with the Land of Israel and the State of Israel.
Beit Hatfutsot was founded in 1978 thanks to the vision of Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress from 1954-1977. The museum is located on the campus of the Tel Aviv University.
In 2005, the Knesset passed the Beit Hatfutsot Law, which defined it as "a national center for Jewish communities in Israel and abroad."
At the same time, they are also interested in allowing non-Jewish visitors to become acquainted with the story of the Jewish people.
The modes of delivery of the story are many and varied. Starting with a permanent exhibition with a variety of reconstructions and media, changing exhibitions on communities, events on Jewish identity and Jewish history, personalities, art, culture and history.
The museum also offers educational activities for students, youth from Israel and abroad, students and soldiers, as well as teacher training, tours and seminars. All these have databases rich in pictures, films, Jewish music, genealogy, communities, surnames, concepts and more.