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:
- Interactive seminar with a Museum educator
- First-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor
- Guided tour of the Museum
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Plan your visit
On the day
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your program start time and assemble 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.
- Note that the museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.
What to bring
- Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring large backpacks.
- If the students plan to eat before or after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.
- We strive to make our programs accessible and inclusive to students of all needs and abilities. Please advise us if you have any additional needs for your 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.
- An invoice will be sent after your visit, unless organised otherwise.
Confirmation of numbers
- All bookings must confirm any changes to student numbers 7 days prior to the visit in writing, or original booking numbers will be charged in full.
Cancellations and booking changes
- Changes and cancellations including dates, times and student numbers must be made in writing.
- Each booking is permitted two changes at no cost. Each additional change over and above these two changes will incur a $30 administration fee.
- Cancellations made within 7 working days of the scheduled booking will be charged in full.
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Pre and post visit lesson plans
Our Educators have created activities and resources for teachers to use to engage students before and after their visit to the Museum.