• 2018 Capital Appeal As time passes there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors left to tell their stories of horror and hope.

    The money raised in our 2018 Capital Appeal will help us keep the survivors’ stories alive for many years to come.
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  • Unseen Untold: Our Curious Collection New exhibition To mark the Museum’s 25th anniversary and celebrate 25 years of collecting, the curators have gone behind-the-scenes and delved into the archives to showcase never-before-seen quirky, precious and curious objects, each with a unique story to tell. 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 Museum is Celebrating 25 years Saturday 18 November marked the Sydney Jewish Museum’s momentous 25th birthday. Find out more
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Recently launched A capstone to the Holocaust exhibition and three years in the making, The Holocaust and Human Rights exhibition outlines human rights achievements and challenges, and focuses on some of the key human rights issues facing Australia today. Find out more

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
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Exhibitions

Closing 14 October

Unseen Untold: Our Curious Collection

To mark the Museum’s 25th anniversary, the curators go behind-the-scenes, delving into the Archives to show some serious, quirky and curious items, each with a unique story to tell.

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Recently launched

The Holocaust and Human Rights

Explores human rights achievements and challenges, and focuses on some of the key human rights issues facing Australia today. The exhibition promotes deep, reflective thought, even on topics that might prove irresolvable.

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Holiday closures

Plan your visit

There are many Jewish holidays coming up over September and October.

The Museum will be closed on the following days:

Sunday 9 September – 2pm close
Monday 10 September – Closed
Tuesday 11 September – Closed
Tuesday 18 September – 2pm close (12.30pm guided tour)
Wednesday 19 September – Closed
Monday 24 September – Closed
Tuesday 25 September – Closed
Monday 1 October – Closed
Tuesday 2 October – Closed

On days with early closes, guided tours will still take place.

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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Teacher training

We offer professional development seminars

Programs for the teaching of the Holocaust and Studies of Religion are run through the year. Participating teachers are presented with newly-developed materials and practical approaches to teaching these key subjects.

The Sydney Jewish Museum is a NESA-endorsed provider of professional development for the maintenance of professional accreditation.

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SJM blog

KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE | The Children’s Memorial

September 17, 2018

The Children’s Memorial is one of the more moving spaces in the Sydney Jewish Museum. Its function is to commemorate the 1.5 million children who were murdered during the Holocaust, …

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KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE | The story of Eva Soschko

September 6, 2018

Not all Holocaust survivors can stand up and tell their story to adult and student groups. There are many survivors who are not necessarily the well-known faces of the Sydney …

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History Week 2018 – Beneath the Art Deco Ceiling

September 3, 2018

The theme of History Week for 2018 is Life and Death. This theme speaks intimately to the Sydney Jewish Museum, the space and the stories told in it. The Museum is …

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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 our ability to achieve our goals.

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.