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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.