• The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art New art exhibition In this new contemporary art exhibition, two Australian-born artists remember their families’ Holocaust experiences through inherited objects, remnants and relics. Find out more
  • SJM Voices app SJM Voices is a custom curated app that uses an internal global positioning system to bring testimony and story of the Holocaust and World War II into the present within the Museum’s walls. Find out more
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Now open This exhibition traces the history of human rights and focuses on major human rights issues in Australia. Using digital technologies and interactive spaces, this exhibition invites visitors to challenge their perceptions and reflect on topics that may prove irresolvable. Find out more
  • Bobba Knows Best Photography exhibit For the first time ever, the curators have crowd-sourced intimate photographs of grandmothers, taken with love, for an exhibition. This exhibition is a reflection of the strong bond that exists between grandmothers and their grandchildren. Find out more
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Exhibitions

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Bobba Knows Best

For the first time ever, the curators have crowd-sourced intimate photographs of grandmothers, taken with love, for an exhibition. This exhibition is a reflection of the strong bond that exists between grandmothers and their grandchildren. It is through these unique bonds that life lessons and age-old traditions are passed down.

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The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art

In ‘The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art’, artists Anne Zahalka and Sylvia Griffin address loss and family trauma, attempting to piece together and make sense of fragmented histories.

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Keep their voice alive

Invest in the future of the Sydney Jewish Museum in our Capital Appeal

As time passes there are fewer Holocaust survivors left to tell their stories of both horror and hope. The survivors and the stories that they have continued to pass on to Museum visitors have been fundamental in ensuring that we remember the Holocaust. Technologies, testimonial projects, preservation of artefacts, and educating students and teachers help us secure the stories of our treasured survivors, so their voices never lose their poignancy.

We are now holding our Capital Appeal, where we are asking you to invest in the future of the Sydney Jewish Museum and the voices of history that we preserve.

The Museum receives no Government funding, and cannot exist on membership and entry fees alone. Your support will ensure we can keep our survivors’ voices alive for future generations. Visit Capital Appeal website

School visits

Book into one of our programs for primary and secondary students

With hundreds of artefacts to explore and over 30 Holocaust survivors for students to meet, the experience of visiting the the Sydney Jewish Museum is second to none.

All education programs are linked to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabus outcomes.

Book in now for 2019 to ensure you get your preferred dates and times.

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Teachers Training

NESA-approved events bringing teachers together

The Sydney Jewish Museum offers regular professional development seminars and the opportunity to engage with other teachers at our Teachers' Network events, held four times a year at the Museum.

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SJM blog

Survivor Portraits – Kuba Enoch

December 3, 2018

This month we introduce Kuba Enoch. Kuba was born in 1926 in Krakow, Poland. In 1939, when Kuba was 13 years old, Germany invaded Poland. It was at this young …

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Chanukah Greetings

November 29, 2018

Chanukah is a time when we remember the attempted suppression of Jewish culture and celebrate Jewish resistance and resilience. Chanukah of 1945 was the first time that Jewish refugees, recently liberated …

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Survivor Portraits – Gaby de Leon

November 1, 2018

This month we introduce Gaby de Leon. Gaby was born in 1927 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In April 1941, Yugoslavia was invaded by Axis powers. They each established their own occupation zone …

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SJM Voices App

The Sydney Jewish Museum’s free app, SJM Voices, offers the opportunity to listen to the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, perpetrators, witnesses and experts. Listen to the voices of history on your device as you move through the Museum.

SJM Voices is a custom curated app that uses an internal global positioning system to bring testimony and story of the Holocaust into the present within the Museum’s walls.

Drawing on the Museum’s rich repository of survivor testimony, the app embeds survivor narrative alongside stories from perpetrators and witnesses. The app delivers personal and multi-perspective insight into this turbulent period of history.

Once you’ve visited the Museum and used the app, email yourself a record of your journey.

You can download the app to your iPhone ahead of time via the link below. If you have an Android phone, pick up a compatible device at admissions upon arrival at the Museum.

Please note, the SJM Voices app only works in the Museum. Download SJM Voices Plan Your Visit

Become a Museum Member

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Members are the backbone of the Sydney Jewish Museum. The generosity of individuals plays a vital role in helping us give history a voice.

As a Museum Member you will benefit from free entry into the Museum all year round, a 10% discount in the Museum shop and more.