Sydney Jewish Museum CEO to step down

February 11, 2021 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum board has joined CEO Norman Seligman in announcing that after 19 years in the role, he will be stepping down in the second half of 2021. Read more

Survivor talks at the Sydney Jewish Museum resume

December 23, 2020 by  

Talks by Holocaust survivors will resume in the Sydney Jewish Museum over the summer period. Read more

Precious Objects

August 27, 2018 by  

When Holocaust survivors hold up an object to the camera and tell the story behind it, the object is no longer just a blanket, a jacket, a photo. It becomes sacred.  The subject of this weekend’s ABC-TV’s Compass program. Read more

Advocate speakers represent four major human rights issues in Australia

June 21, 2018 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum has hosted an engaging and dynamic panel of speakers, who explored four major human rights issues facing Australia today. Read more

Unseen Untold

March 22, 2018 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum is launching a new temporary exhibition ‘Unseen Untold: Our Curious Collection’ to mark the Sydney Jewish Museum’s 25th anniversary and to celebrate 25 years of collecting. Read more

The Sydney Jewish Museum remembers and recalls the Holocaust

January 31, 2018 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum together with the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants (AAJHSD) has commemorated U.N. International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Sugihara’s family members visit Sydney

September 25, 2017 by  

The granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Chinue Sempo Sugihara, the Japanese Consul General in Lithuania who helped save tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust have met with descendants of people Sugihara saved during the Holocaust. Read more

Never to be forgotten

September 14, 2017 by  

Every year close to Rosh Hashanah, the Sydney Jewish Museum conducts a Memorial Service called ‘The Sanctum Reading of the Names’.
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Closer: Portraits of Survival

August 31, 2017 by  

Closer: Portraits of Survival is a rich and intimate photographic exhibition exploring the artefacts and individuals that anchor us to the past currently on show at The Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

An afternoon with Eddie

August 7, 2017 by  

Holocaust Survivor Eddie Jaku’s talk at the Sydney Jewish Museum was sellout with many keen to hear him speak after his recent appearance on the ABC’s 7.30 Report.  Read more

Holocaust survivor guides receive achievement award

December 8, 2015 by  

30 current active Holocaust survivor guides have been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the 23 years spent sharing their experiences and life lessons with students and adult visitors at the Sydney Jewish Museum.  Read more

Museum café to be endowed

August 24, 2015 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum Café  is to be endowed by well-known communal benefactor, Lorand Loblay. Read more

Christopher Pyne opens new learning centre

June 12, 2015 by  

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has opened the new Education Resource Centre at Sydney’s Jewish Museum which now has the capacity to increase the numbers participating in its courses by over 75%. Read more

Christopher Pyne to open resource centre at SJM

June 9, 2015 by  

Federal Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne will open the state of the art NAB Education and Resource Centre (ERC) at the Sydney Jewish Museum this week. Read more

In search of Anne Frank’s father’s letters

May 27, 2015 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum and Holland’s iconic Anne Frank House have launched a search for a series of typed and hand written letters that Otto Frank wrote to Australian pen pals in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Read more

Drawing by Judy Cassab at 12 on show at Jewish Museum

November 27, 2013 by  

The first drawing renowned artist Judy Cassab ever committed to paper is currently hanging in the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

James Valentine in fashion @ the SJM

June 30, 2013 by  

ABC radio personality James Valentine recently moderated a panel at the Sydney Jewish Museum on “Does the Media Fashion Fashion”. Read more

Fashion panel at the museum

March 3, 2013 by  

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Foreign correspondent draws record crowd

February 19, 2013 by  

Award winning Australia  foreign correspondent and author Irris Makler was guest speaker at  the Sydney Jewish Museum on Sunday at the Turning Pages Book Club. Read more

How language shaped our culture

February 1, 2013 by  

Language is one of the deepest identity markers. To unravel the development, transformation and integration of a community’s languages is to follow subtle signposts that lead to the very heart of that community’s culture. The 25th Australian Association of Jewish Studies annual conference ‘Jewish Languages, Jewish Cultures: The Shaping of Jewish Civilization’ will explore this idea in depth. Read more

Auschwitz remembered and enter Generation 3

January 28, 2013 by  

Holocaust survivor Olga Horak told  her Holocaust story at the 68th anniversary commemoration of the liberty of Auschwitz in Sydney yesterday… followed by her grandson who spoke about the Holocaust from a third generation survivor’s perspective. Read more

Record number of students visit the Sydney Jewish Museum

December 18, 2012 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum has reported that a record number of students have visited its exhibitions this year. Read more

New book on William Cooper – and the march makes its mark

December 12, 2012 by  

The 1938 march to the German Consulate in Melbourne by a group of Aborigines to protest the Holocaust-triggering events of Kristallnacht was re-enacted recently. Read more

Historic Greek Link to Jewish Museum

December 8, 2010 by  

The Greek Consul-General visited the Jewish Museum in Sydney last week…and saw a stone commemorating one of his predecessors, Samuel Cohen who inaugurated the building almost 100 years ago. Read more