What’s On

Fridays 15, 22, 29 July / 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug / 2, 9, 16 Sept

Baby steps @ the JewMu

Enjoy an innovative babies program and a unique Shabbat celebration in the stimulating surrounds of the Jewish Museum! Every Friday babies and grown-ups will explore Jewish tradition and culture through songs, puppets, stories, games and the Shabbat ceremony. Each session will focus on a new theme, which relates to an object on display, bringing the Museum to life.

Join animated children’s educator Limor Cooper on this new and exciting program for baby museumgoers exclusively at the Jewish Museum of Australia.

Dates: Fridays 15 (free!), 22, 29 July / 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug / 2, 9, 16 Sept
Time: 10.30-11.15am
Venue: Jewish Museum of Australia
Cost: $15 per session or $120 for 10 weeks
Bookings essential: Click here to book.
Recommended age: 8-24 months

Sunday 9 October 10.15am for 10.30am start

Carlton Walk (Lygon Street)

To complement our permanent exhibition Calling Australia Home and as part of the 2016 Victorian Seniors Festival, take part in the Carlton Walk on Sunday 9 October.

Carlton was the centre of early Jewish community life in Melbourne. Visit the haunts of former generations and learn how they managed to establish a sense of belonging in a new land. You’ll discover Stone’s Synagogue; Monash House; Herzl House, Chevra Kadisha; Smorgon’s Butcher Shop; Carlton Hebrew Congregation and much more!

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

Venue: Meet at 185 Faraday Street Carlton
Date/time: Sunday 9 October, 10.15am for a 10.30am start
Cost: $20 General, $15 Museum members and Seniors card holders
Bookings essential: Click here to book

14 June – 3 July 2017

Study tours

Jewish Poland & Lithuania: the world of our ancestors

Jewish Poland & Lithuania: the world of our ancestors

Tour dates: 14 June – 3 July 2017

Following three highly successful tours of Jewish Poland and Lithuania, the Jewish Museum of Australia is pleased to present this tour again in 2017. The tour will be led by Paul Forgasz, who lectures in Jewish history at Monash University’s Centre for Jewish Civilisation. Paul is well known as a presenter to many Limmud Oz audiences, as well as a regular contributor to the Jewish Museum’s adult education program. He has led previous tours focusing on the Jews of medieval Spain and the Jews of Germany.

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


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



Daily guided tours

Exhibition & Synagogue

Daily guided tours by our trained volunteer guides are available.

Can we talk about Poland? – temporary exhibition

Calling Australia Home – permanent exhibition

Date: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
Time: 2pm (They run for approximately 40 minutes)
Cost: Free with Museum admission. No bookings required

The Jewish Museum offers tours to the historic and architecturally unique St Kilda Synagogue; the principal progressive synagogue in Melbourne. Tours of the synagogues provide a meaningful added dimension to the displays and exhibitions at the Museum. 

Date: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
Time: 12:30pm (extra session at 3pm on Sunday) – please note that on Sunday 31 July the tour times will be 12pm and 3pm.
Cost: Free with Museum admission. No bookings required

Tours run for approximately 40 minutes & tour times are subject to change.