• Ethics and Ending Othering

Ethics and Ending Othering

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Key information
Cost $18/student, teachers free Minimum cost $180 Duration 3 hours Capacity 270 students per day Curriculum links NESA-identified general capabilities encompass the knowledge: Critical and creative thinking , Ethical understanding , Intercultural understanding , Personal and social capability The program includes 1 hour workshop with a Museum Educator and Psychologist
1 hour Holocaust survivor talk
1 hour guided, or semi-guided tour
About the program:

In a world of increasing polarity, the Sydney Jewish Museum’s “Ethics and Ending Othering” program fosters student awareness of the social responsibilities of citizenship in Australia and allows the students to think critically about their roles in enhancing social cohesion in society. By engaging with current and historical issues students will come to appreciate the diverse beliefs and values inherent in the mosaic of cultures and traditions that make up Australia today. Using the example of the Holocaust, students will be challenged to examine their own biases and actions in a society influenced by power, authority, identity and gender. By examining the actions of individuals and groups, students will understand the implications of ‘othering,’ discrimination and their role in putting an end to it.

Specific workshop content can be tailored to your needs.

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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.

Content advice

  • 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 at least 7 days prior to the visit in writing. Schools will be charged for the number of students we have on record 7 days prior to the visit.

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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Risk assessment

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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.

Click here to download the pre and post visit lesson plans.

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