JEWISH MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA

The Jewish Museum of Australia is a national institution dedicated to the conservation, preservaton and exhibition of Jewish heritage, arts, customs and religious practice in all its diversity. The permanent exhibitions are "A Timeline of Jewish History", "Australian Jewish History", "The Jewish Year" and "Belief and Ritual". The temporary gallery features a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions. The collection comprises objects of ritual, religious, historical, cultural, social and artistic significance which encompass Jewish life and history. All exhibitions are accompanied by public lectures and school education programs.

Address: 
26 Alma Road, St Kilda, VIC
Tel: 
0395340083
Hours: 
10am-4pm Tue-Thu, 11am-5pm Sun. Closed Jewish Holy Days
Admission: 
Adults $7.00, Concession $4.00, Families $16.00
Facilities: 
Guided tours, special membership, magazine/newsletter, education programs, wheelchair access, library, shop, refreshments, theatrette, reference library (by appointment)
Collection: 
Approximately 9000 objects in the collection. The collection comprises objects of ritual, religious, historical, cultural, social and artistic significance which encompass Jewish life and history. The museum holds approximately 10 000 objects.
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Items

Oil painting

Portrait of John Solomon

Creator:
Richard Noble
Description:
Oil on canvas; Portrait of John Solomon in informal dress
Date:
1862
Item Id Number:
87

Prayer

Kaddish (the prayer for the dead)

Creator:
Aliza Freedman
Description:
Illuminated prayer
Date:
1995
Item Id Number:
2396

Ark curtain

Parokhet

Description:
Brown velvet curtain with gold applique and embroidery made in Talmessing, Germany for the synagogue.
Date:
1857
Item Id Number:
1.3

Spice tower

Description:
Silver filigree spice tower used for the Havdalah ceremony
Date:
Late 18th century
Item Id Number:
95

Illustration (pencil on paper)

Bilder Aus Dem Abettto Theresienstadt (scenes from the Theresienstadt ghetto)

Creator:
Paul (Pali) Schwarz
Description:
Five scenes from the ghetto by the artist while interred there before being sent to Auschwitz where he was killed.
Date:
1943
Item Id Number:
239.1