Temporary Exhibitions

The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art

The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art

2 November - 28 February


In ‘The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art’, artists Anne Zahalka and Sylvia Griffin address loss and family trauma, attempting to piece together and make sense of fragmented histories.


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Bobba Knows Best

Bobba Knows Best

September - February


For the first time ever, the curators have crowd-sourced intimate photographs of grandmothers, taken with love, for an exhibition. This exhibition is a reflection of the strong bond that exists between grandmothers and their grandchildren. It is through these unique bonds that life lessons and age-old traditions are passed down.


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Past Exhibitions

Unseen Untold: Our Curious Collection

Unseen Untold: Our Curious Collection

28 March - 14 October 2018


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.


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Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National Socialism

Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National Socialism

9-3 April 2018


Following an official apology for the crimes of psychiatrists under the National Socialist regime, the exhibition ‘Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National Socialism’ opened and focuses on this aspect of history.


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Who I am

Who I am

Until April 2018


A photography exhibition by D-Mo Zajac about the Jewish community in Sydney.


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The Jews of Greece

The Jews of Greece

October 25, 2017 - February 25, 2018


Through photography by Emmanuel Santos and documentary film by Carol Gordon and Natalie Cunningham, The Jews of Greece exhibition explores the history of one of the most ancient Jewish communities in the world.


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Battle of Beersheba

Battle of Beersheba

April - September 2017


We invite you to come and discover where the close relationship between Australia and Israel began.


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Closer: Portraits of Survival

Closer: Portraits of Survival

26 March - 19 September


A powerful new exhibition exploring the artefacts and individuals that anchor us to the past.


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Standing Up

Standing Up

Closed


A striking photo exhibit profiling local humanitarians and philanthropists who have devoted their lives to promoting the welfare of others


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The Righteous Among Nations

The Righteous Among Nations

Closing 2nd October


Profiling the ordinary heroes who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.


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Anne Frank – A History for Today

Anne Frank – A History for Today

Closed


Discover the life and times of the young girl whose voice Survived the Holocaust


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Australian Jewish News: 120th Anniversary Photo Exhibition

Australian Jewish News: 120th Anniversary Photo Exhibition

Closed


Featuring front covers from 120 years of the Australian Jewish News, reflecting the challenges, triumphs and changing face of Australian Jewry.


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The Great War – Through the lens of Harold Collins

The Great War – Through the lens of Harold Collins

April 14th - September 2015


A collection of photographs and diary extracts from serviceman and NAJEX founding member, Harold Emanuel Collins.


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Signs of Life – Letters of the Holocaust

Signs of Life – Letters of the Holocaust

Closed


After Hitler came into power, the daily life of every Jew in Germany changed. Some 40,000 fled and family relationships by mail began. View the Museum’s collection of postcards and letters of the Holocaust.


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Transcending Tradition

Transcending Tradition

August 25 to November 13


This international exhibition explores the lives of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking countries, from the 19th century through to their persecution in Nazi Germany.


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Drawing On Memory

Drawing On Memory

June 23 to July 28 2014


An exhibition of drawings commissioned by Holocaust Survivor Harry J Fransman. The drawings depict his memories of the hardships and pain he endured during the Holocaust. Harry will be at the exhibition on Sundays from 11am to 3pm.


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Anne Frank – A History For Today

Anne Frank – A History For Today

Extended until 9 June 2014


The Sydney Jewish Museum has chosen Anne Frank’s story to focus the public’s thinking about human atrocities.


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Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story

Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story

January 2013 to January 2014


Where did the name TAROCASH come from? Who started up BLOCH ballet shoes and apparel? What famous people wore HAMMERMAN FURS?


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