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  • Become a Member Our Museum Members are voices for respect, empathy and a better world.

    In these challenging times, your membership is more important than ever to help us develop new innovative and engaging projects.
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  • Learn online with us We have launched a range of new ways teachers and students can continue to connect with our artefacts and stories online!

    Browse our online excursions, webinars for HSC students and teachers, and lesson plans.
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  • Holocaust survivor videos 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.

    Browse snippets of short and long testimony by some of our Holocaust survivors.
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  • Watch our talks from home Our online public talks are another way for you to engage with the Sydney Jewish Museum from home.

    Follow us as we delve into the Museum’s collection, and interesting topics with a variety of speakers.
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  • Where History Has A Voice 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. Find out more

Book into a public webinar

Our public online talk series

Our online talks series is another way for you to engage with the Sydney Jewish Museum while we can’t gather in person for events.

Follow the link below to browse and book your place in our upcoming public webinars.

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Book into a Members' webinar

An exclusive series of webinars for Members

As part of our mission to educate and thank you for your support, Museum Members have access to an exclusive series of talks on topics including the Holocaust, Judaism, and human rights.

Follow the link below to browse and book your place in our Members' webinars

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Exhibitions

Now open

Jews from Islamic Lands

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.

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Permanent Exhibition

The Holocaust and Human Rights

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.

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We are open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays!

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After having temporarily closed our doors for almost four months now, we are glad to be able to reopen on Wednesdays, Thursdays 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.

Online Teacher Training

Professional development delivered via webinar

Join our educators for a webinar from the comfort of your home to gain deeper understanding of the topics on the curriculum.

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Downloadable Lesson Plans

A range of resources to incorporate into your teaching materials

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.

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Explore the Museum through video

Head Curator Roslyn Sugarman talks about a suitcase on display from the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Visit our YouTube Channel

Watch survivor testimonies

Holocaust survivor Olga Horak reflects the difficulties of forgiving and the importance of not having any hatred

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Online library of survivor testimonies

Watch Video Testimonies

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.

Be the voice for respect, empathy and a better world

Become a Member

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.

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SJM blog

100 years of learning

August 14, 2020

100 years of learning It was spring, the scent of flowering linden trees wafted in the air, the bank of a river, my nanny and my stroller. These were my …

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Survivor Portraits – Sam Young (Szmul Jungzweig)

August 3, 2020

Sam Young was born in 1925 in Lodz, Poland. However, Sam lost track of his age between 1941 and 1945, due to the disruption the war had on his life.

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Synagogues and memory

July 10, 2020

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 …

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Stronger together

Donate Now

Your support of the JCA helps organisations within the Jewish community, like the Sydney Jewish Museum, do incredible work.

If you are able and willing to support the community at this critical time, you can donate specifically to projects, like those of the Sydney Jewish Museum, or make a “simple” communal donation to JCA.

With your help, the Jewish community can be stronger together. Now more than ever.

Campaign for good

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.

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Where History Has A Voice

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.

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