Community Stories

The Museum runs a program for members of the community who wish to write their life stories or the life story of a family member for future generations.

The program aims to:

  1. Provide members of the Sydney Jewish Museum and the wider community with an opportunity to express their individual family history in a written form.
  2. Create an archival collection of the social history of the NSW Jewish community.

Writers interested in participating do not require any special literary talent or experience, but simply the desire to write their story. Participants may wish to take their manuscript to publishing stage or they may wish to produce several simply bound copies for their family.

The following products and services are offered on a fee for service basis:

  1. Mentorship including one on one supervision and discussion
  2. Editing/ghost writing services
  3. Individual Client Service offering the full range of options to take the manuscript to publication at professional standards in paperback format
  4. Book launch

For people who do not feel inclined to write their stories we also provide an oral history service. Participants are interviewed for up to two hours and provided with one or more copies of their unedited interview on CD, with a copy retained by the Museum for our Oral History Archive. Our archive serves as a repository for stories of our community and can be used for research as well as general interest. These interviews can also form a basis for a book.

For more information please contact Jacqui Wasilewsky on 02 9360 7999.

Buy Community Stories publications online

You can purchase community stories publications here.