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Community, Culture and Identity

This area of the collection brings together items that signify the evolving nature of Jewish identity, and how this is created and strengthened through Jewish institutions and diverse community groups.

Beyond the traditional Jewish narrative, there are many practices, values and organisations that make up Jewish secular society and culture.

This area of the collection includes objects and paper-based materials that relate to political, artistic and commercial developments, movements and industries that have been important components of Jewish history, both within Australian and international contexts.

Highlights

Feilchenfeld family and drapery store

Wall Brothers Photographers
Bairnsdale, 1895
Silver gelatin print, 11 x 16.5 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 602
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JNF Tree Fund certificate

Melbourne, 1948
Ink on paper, 23 x 28 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 4509
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Australia and the Jews: The Facts about Jewish Influence, the Facts about the Refugees

Melbourne, 1943
Ink on paper, 18 x 12.3 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 11678
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Victorian Jewish Competitions Society, Team Debating certificate

Victoria, 1948
Ink on card, 17.5 x 23 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 13815.19
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Gown of the Year

Benini Bruno, photographer
Melbourne, 1956
Silver gelatin print on paper, 43.6 x 53.5 x 5 cm (framed)
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 2270
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Children's Picture Finder

21st century, Palestine
Card, plastic, ink and wood, 25 x 130 x 80 mm
Private donation
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 5052
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Silver ring with Hebrew lettering

Iran
Silver, 12 x 20mm
Donated by Isaac Engelhard in memory of his wife
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 4968.2
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