About the program:
Whether they came as convicts, as free settlers during the gold rush, as migrants in search of a better life, or as refugees after the Holocaust, the Jewish citizens of Australia have contributed in many ways to the local communities within which they have lived. Using a range of different sources, including oral testimony, students will be introduced to the diversity of Sydney’s Jewish population and the role that it has played in the development and character of the local community in Sydney.
Through a guided tour of the museum, and with a specially-tailored seminar, participants will explore the reasons that people have for remembering significant events of the past, and the means by which the Sydney Jewish Museum, as a communal institution, facilitates that remembrance.
The program includes an interactive seminar with a Museum educator, first-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor and a guided tour of the Museum.
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Plan your visit
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On the day
- We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your program begins and assembling students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
- Please send a member of staff to the main Museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
- Students will enter via the main Museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road where security will greet you and show you where to go.
- Note that the Museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.
- There is an option of pre-ordering our school café lunch which can be eaten in Green Park before or after the excursion. Please click here to see the menu.
What to bring
- Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring backpacks.
- If the students plan to eat their lunch in the park after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.
- Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.
- Note that the content covered at the Museum may be distressing to some students.
- We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.