What’s On


Date TBC
 

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jewels and Ashes – a journey revisited


Can we talk about Poland? program

The 25th Anniversary of Arnold Zable’s five-time award- winning book Jewels and Ashes was celebrated at a sold-out event at the Museum in March. It was a privilege to launch our exciting, rich and diverse public program series with this emotionally powerful event where Author Zable and friends Ben Jason-Easton, Henry Nusbaum and Freydi Mrocki performed in the Can we talk about Poland? exhibition space 

Due to popular demand, we are planning to have an encore of this beautiful event. Email info@jewishmuseum.com.au to register your interest for a repeat performance (date to be confirmed).

 


Thursday 2 June
 

Nostalgia – the pain of longing for return

Presented in association with the Immigration Museum, this event
invites you to explore stories and experiences of migration across
the generations.

Join a fascinating group of guest speakers including
refugees and migrants who will tell of their desire to understand the
history of their families, reconcile their hybrid identities and re-connect
with their homelands – even those that were places of trauma.

 

Date: Thursday 2 June                                                                                     Venue:Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Rd St Kilda
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $15 Museum & Immigration Museum members / $20 General admission
This event has been cancelled.


Sunday 5 June
 

Talking about Poland with March of the Living participants

Can we talk about Poland? Sunday sessions

Young March of the Living participants will be in the exhibition space, talking about their feelings and experiences as they visited Poland for the first time.

Program presented in association with the March of the Living

Date: Sunday 5 June   
Venue
:Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Rd St Kilda
Time: 3pm
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Bookings essential: Click here to book online.


Saturday 18 June Sunday 19 June
 

An evening of Yiddish-Polish cabaret at Kadimah

Can we talk about Poland? program

Daring 1920s and ’30s-style glamour, upbeat tunes, edgy poetry and witty political commentary were all the rage in Polish nightclubs during the racy inter-war years. But many of the catchiest tunes of the day, first sung by Polish chanteuses and later heard whistled in the city streets, were written by Jewish composers, lyricists and folk poets whose presence was often strictly back-of-house.

For two nights only, the Kadimah hall will be transformed into an elegant pre-war cabaret, featuring some of Australia’s finest Yiddish and Polish entertainers. English subtitles will be provided. Book now for an unforgettable evening of music, comedy and raucous fun.

Date: Saturday 18 June FULL
Sunday 19 June FILLING UP FAST
Venue: Jewish Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre, 7 Selwyn St, Elsternwick
Time: 8pm
Cost: $50 Museum and Kadimah members / $60 General admission / $500 table of 10.
Light snacks and soft drinks provided. Please feel free to BYO alcohol and other food.
Bookings essential: Click here to book online


Sunday 3 July
 

Talking about Poland – intergenerational responses

Can we talk about Poland? Sunday sessions

Join a Polish-born grandparent and their grandchild as they talk about their different emotions and responses to having been in Poland.

Program presented in association with the March of the Living.

Date: Sunday 3 July   
Venue
:Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Rd St Kilda
Time: 3pm
Cost: Free with Museum admission
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

 


Permanent
 

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)
Cost: Free with Museum admission. No bookings required

Tours run for approximately 40 minutes