• 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
  • The Museum is Celebrating 25 years Saturday 18 November 2017 marked the Sydney Jewish Museum’s momentous 25th birthday. 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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Sydney Jewish Museum AGM

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The Sydney Jewish Museum AGM will be held on Sunday 18 November 2018 at 4pm.

Professor Michael Berenbaum, renowned Holocaust historian, will be the guest speaker.

Click the ‘find out more’ link if you would like more details on the 2019 Board Members nominations and their bios.

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

Extensive range of programs for primary and secondary students.

With hundreds of artefacts for students to explore, and over 30 Holocaust survivors for them 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.

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Teachers' Network

NESA-approved events bringing teachers together

The Teachers' Network events, held 4 times a year at the Museum, provide teachers an opportunity to engage with other teachers and industry professionals, expand on content knowledge, design classroom strategies, and discuss the complexities of Holocaust education as well as education more broadly.

The next Teachers' Network event is on 27 November.

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SJM blog

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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Museum Condemns Attack on Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

October 31, 2018

In response to the attack on the congregation of The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday, the Sydney Jewish Museum condemns this violent and fatal antisemitic act and …

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Children’s Week 2018

October 26, 2018

This week is Children’s Week. Thousands of children from different locations and backgrounds come through the Sydney Jewish Museum every year with their schools. Most of them have the opportunity …

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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.