After having temporarily closed our doors for almost three months now, we glad to be able to reopen on Wednesdays and Sundays, 10am – 4pm.
Please note, visiting the Museum does not require any pre-bookings and there are no allocated time slots. However, we are limiting visitors within the Museum to 80 at one time.
Until the 15th century, most Jews lived in Islamic lands. This exhibition traces the lives of Jews living in the Middle East, Asia Minor, North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula from ancient times.
It tells a tapestry of stories from across these regions, of flourishing, tolerance, expulsion and displacement, as well as how these Jews have continued to celebrate their vibrant cultures in new places across the world.
This exhibition outlines human rights achievements and challenges, and focuses on some of the key human rights issues facing Australia today.
The Holocaust and Human Rights uses interactive media and new digital technologies to explore local issues pertaining to the rights of refugees and asylum seekers; people with disabilities; Indigenous people; and the LGBTIQ+ community.
Join our educators for a webinar from the comfort of your home to gain deeper understanding of the topics on the curriculum.
Sneak behind the scenes of the Museum to discover a range of case studies, videos, objects and images, that will help you bring history to life for your students.
Head Curator Roslyn Sugarman talks about a suitcase on display from the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Holocaust survivor Olga Horak reflects the difficulties of forgiving and the importance of not having any hatred
Hearing a Holocaust survivor tell their story of survival is a moving and inspiring experience. Their reflections on resilience, loss and rebuilding their lives can teach us so much about how to navigate the world and our shared humanity.
We invite you to browse the snippets of short and long testimony by some of our Holocaust survivors.
In these challenging times, the Sydney Jewish Museum relies on the support of its Members to ensure the lessons from the Holocaust and human history, that are at the core of the Museum, continue to inspire people to be more empathetic, aware and driven to make positive change in the world.
This year, while the Museum has temporarily closed its doors due to COVID-19, membership is more important than ever to help us develop new and innovative projects, from online exhibitions to digitally delivered school programs.
Synagogues and memory When synagogues were forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Jewish communities felt distressed; not necessarily at the knowledge that they couldn’t attend, but …
Margot was born 1933 in Duisburg, Germany, “when things were already bad,” she recalls. It was the year Hitler came to power.
Black lives didn’t matter: The Afro-German experience By Emeritus Professor Konrad Kwiet Afro-Germans – Germans of African descent – are among the forgotten victims of German racism and Nazi terror. …
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Now, more than ever, our societies need more individuals practising small acts of kindness on an everyday basis, working towards making the world a more accepting and welcoming place. In other words, we need more mensches.
Be A Mensch is a reminder of the impact that kindness, humility, integrity and personal responsibility can have on the world – small acts that can make a better society, one person at a time. Be A Mensch is a call for the lessons of history to inspire humanity and empathy.
A mensch, in Yiddish, is a person of integrity, morality, dignity, with a sense of what is right and responsible. But mensch is more than just an old Yiddish adage. It is relevant now, across the world, more than ever.Learn More about Be A Mensch
The Sydney Jewish Museum’s tagline, “Where history has a voice”, distills the origins of the Museum and its mission that continues to transmit across generations.
The objects within the collection and on display in the Museum’s exhibitions tell compelling stories of their owners and contribute to the narratives that the Museum tells within its walls. Testimony, accessible digitally and face-to-face, anchors the objects in the display cases to real world events, and gives life and narrative to history.
The Sydney Jewish Museum is a living museum, where history is kept alive and dynamic to continue to speak to future generations in a way that will always resonate.Read More