From generation to generation: selected family photographs from the Museum Collection

Opened: 6 May 2013
Closed: 15 September 2013

While traditional Jewish family life has changed in response to modern values, for many Jews in Australia and around the world, family remains the touchstone of their connection to Jewish culture and identity. This exhibition, which honours the centrality of family in Jewish life, has been mounted to coincide with the launch of the newly named Dinah & Henry Krongold Family Gallery. The Krongold family has been associated with the Jewish Museum of Australia over three generations. Dinah and the late Henry Krongold were present at the laying of the foundation stone of the Museum’s current premises in 1995, and their grandson, Adam, is currently on the Board of the Museum. This gallery has been named in recognition of the Krongold family’s generous support as donors to the Museum, and this exhibition pays tribute to their family tradition of community involvement and philanthropy – from generation to generation.