Jews have told the story of who we are for longer and more devotedly than any other people on the face of the earth. That is what makes Jewish identity so rich and resonant. In an age in which computer and smartphone memories have grown so fast, from kilobytes to megabytes to gigabytes, while human memories have become so foreshortened, there is an important Jewish message to humanity as a whole. You can’t delegate memory to machines. You have to renew it regularly and teach it to the next generation. Winston Churchill said: “The longer you can look back, the further you can see forward.” 4 Or to put it slightly differently: Those who tell the story of their past have already begun to build their children’s future.
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Do you remember what silence sounds like? Spend a day away from it all! Bring your journal, a book to read, meditate in the beautiful private gardens, take a nap… this is your day to relax and unwind.
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Most weekends the museum at Old Mission San Luis Rey offered Behind-the-Scenes Tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm. The tour is about 60 minutes long and allows visitors to see areas not normally open to the public such as the private rose gardens and the pepper tree.
4th Grade Program
Our 4th grade studies program includes a short presentation followed by a tour of the museum and grounds at your own pace. Picnic tables are available for lunch before heading back to the classroom.