What’s On


Sunday 7 February 2016 Meet at 10.15am, 10.30am start (approximately 2 hours)
 

St Kilda Walk as part of St Kilda Festival 2016

As part of the St Kilda Festival 2016 and to complement the Jewish Museum of Australia permanent exhibition Calling Australia Home, the St Kilda Walk traces the history of Yiddish St Kilda, where Sunday trading began in Melbourne.

After Carlton, St Kilda became the home of many Jewish people in Melbourne and it was here many Jewish migrants gathered on a Sunday to shop, socialise and discuss politics.

Join us as part of St Kilda Festival and find out why Jewish families loved this beachside suburb now infused with a European sensibility. You’ll visit Linden Art Gallery; St Kilda Town Hall; Christ’s Church Parish Hall; Luna Park; the Palais Theatre and Acland Street with its wonderful cake shops.

For your comfort, we suggest you bring an umbrella, sunscreen, water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Meeting point: meet at St Kilda Town Hall (under the portico)
Time: 10.15am for a 10.30am start
Cost: $15 Museum members and concession / $20 General
Bookings essential: Click here to book online.


Sunday 28 February 10.30am
 

The Leon Haskin Schmatte Business Walk

As part of 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s cultural program and to complement the Jewish Museum of Australia’s permanent exhibition Calling Australia Home, take part in the Leon Haskin Schmatte Business Walk on Sunday 28 February.

Relive the halcyon days of last century when Flinders Lane was the epicentre of the Australian fashion industry. Walk with tour guide Shelley Cohney as she brings to life the buildings, businesses, characters and anecdotes of the ‘Lane’ and the schmatte business. Chris Smith, Heritage Architect, will accompany Shelley, uncovering the fascinating history and architectural significance of some of the buildings that housed this thriving industry.

For your comfort, we suggest you bring an umbrella, sunscreen, water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Meeting Point: Corner of Flinders Lane and Spring Street, Melbourne
Time: 10.15am for a 10.30am start
Cost: $20 full, $15 Museum members and concession
Bookings Essential: Click here to book online


Wednesday 9 March
 

Pierogi, Pickles and Plums – Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2016

Traditional Polish Jewish cuisine gets a contemporary spin, as chefs with a passion for flavoursome food present an interactive dining experience guaranteed to delight all the senses.

In celebration of our upcoming exhibition, Can we talk about Poland? we will be hosting a unique culinary experience with diners feasting in the Museum’s gallery space, surrounded by contemporary Polish photography.

Venue: Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Rd St Kilda
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: $125
Bookings essential: Click here to book online


May, June, September 2016
 

Study Tours

Poland & Lithuania, Germany, China

The Jewish Museum of Australia is proud to announce that it will once again be hosting more exciting Jewish travel opportunities in 2016. All three tours will be conducted by Paul Forgasz who has led previous Museum tours.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ASHKENAZI JEWRY: A STUDY TOUR OF JEWISH GERMANY 21 May – 8 June 2016

For tour details and registration information click here.

THE WORLD OF OUR ANCESTORS: STUDY TOUR OF THE JEWS OF POLAND & LITHUANIA 15 June – 4 July 2016

For tour details and registration information click here.

THE LAND OF THE DRAGON WITH A JEWISH TOUCH: A TOUR OF CHINA AND ITS JEWISH HERITAGE 7 – 20 September 2016

For tour details and registration information click here.

Places are strictly limited and will be filled in order of receipt of registrations

For further enquiries about the tour itinerary and program contact Paul Forgasz: paul.forgasz@monash.edu


Permanent
 

Kids & Family Exhibition Trail

This self-guided kids & family exhibition trail has been designed to guide our youngest visitors around aspects of the Museum’s Collection through the four permanent exhibitions: Calling Australia Home, Timeline of Jewish History, The Jewish Year and Belief and Ritual.

Children are then invited to explore the objects and their stories in the galleries and hopefully realise the museum is a place to see and feel new things, a place to ask questions, to make connections, to be creative and most importantly – to have fun!

Age group: Suitable for all ages
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Time: Available at all times