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Bilha's Life Story and Mission

Bilha Castel (1922-2016), the beloved wife of Moshe, had a misson - to build a museum that would serve as a permanent monument to her husband's creativity.

Bilha and Moshe - Throughout the Years

  • Bilha Bauman and Moshe Castel

    Falling in Love

    Bilha Bauman was 26 and Moshe Castel 39 when they met in 1948. He fell in love when he saw her singing at a party in Safed.
  • Bilha Bauman and Moshe Castel married

    Wed

    In 1949, Bilha and Moshe got married in Tel Aviv, in the presence of their parents.
  • Creating Ketuba

    In 1979 Moshe gave his work "Ketuba" to Bilha for her birthday.
  • Choosing Ma'ale Adumim

    On a drive to the Dead Sea, the Ma'ale Adumim landscape draws Moshe's attention. Moshe tells Bilha he wants his museum to be located there.
  • Mission Set

    In 1991, when Bilha was 69 years old, Moshe Castel passed away. As a widow, Bilha's mission was to to build a museum that would serve as a permanent monument to her husband's creativity.
  • The Museum

    The Moshe Castel Museum of Art in Ma’ale Adumim opened its doors in 2010.
  • 90th Birthday

    Shimon Peres wished Bilha well on her 90th birthday.

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