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  • Preliminary Studies of Religion

Preliminary Studies of Religion

Key information
Cost $15/student, teachers free Duration 2 hours Curriculum links Stage 6 Preliminary – Origins, Principal Beliefs, Sacred Texts, Core Ethical Teachings, Observance The program includes 1 hour guided, or semi-guided tour
1 hour workshop with a Museum Educator
About the program:

Help your students develop a comprehensive understanding of Judaism as a living religious tradition directly linked with the lives of adherents. The workshop will allow students to delve into the nature of the tradition with particular focus on how Judaism, as an integrated belief system, provides distinctive answers to the enduring questions of human existence.

When you book, tell us about your focus. We offer:

  • Origins of Judaism
  • Principal Beliefs of Judaism
  • Sacred texts and Writings
  • Core Ethical Teachings
  • Observance

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to process bookings online. To book, please contact our bookings team at booking@sjm.com.au or phone (02) 9360 7999.

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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.

Access

  • 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.

Payment

  • 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.

Risk assessment

Please click here for our risk assessment.

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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