An exhibition that showcases the rich heritage of Jewish history, religion and culture alongside Australian Jewish history, and the history of the Sydney Jewish community in particular.
An exhibition that traces the history of the Holocaust through artefacts and personal testimony. The exhibition also recounts the new lives forged by survivors after their arrival in Australia and their contribution to the rich, multicultural fabric of Australian life.
Join us for a special Sydney Writer’s Festival event featuring a live reading of poignant letters from our collection, written during the Holocaust. Many were the last ever penned by their authors. These deeply moving letters will be read by survivors who were the recipients or family members who received them.
Yvonne’s new lifelike interactive biography is now ready for testing. Join a daily session to engage with this incredible cutting-edge technology.
Listen to the voices of history on your own device as you move through the Sydney Jewish Museum’s Holocaust exhibition, with the SJM Voices app.
Lucy Chladek was born in 1937. Even after surviving the Holocaust, she and her family were still not safe.
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia we reflect on the untold testimonies from the persecuted LGBTIQ community during the Holocaust.
In 1994, a librarian named Tinny Lenthen took what she thought was a short-term job opportunity at the Museum’s newly opened library. 28 years later, Tinny still sits behind the library desk. She remains one of few constants in a space that has been totally transformed over three decades.
The support of our members is essential to ensure the Sydney Jewish Museum can continue to educate and inspire students, teachers and general visitors on the history of the Holocaust and the important messages of Holocaust survivors. Our work inspires our audiences to be more empathetic, aware and driven to make positive change in the world.
Our recent exhibition, Jews from Islamic Lands, is now available as a 360-degree immersive experience.
This exhibition tells the stories of Jews from Islamic lands through objects from the Sydney Jewish Museum’s collection and those sourced from local families with direct lineage from these regions.
Explore a tapestry of Jewish stories from more than 20 Islamic lands.Explore now