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In Season – fun, food and gefilte fish!

Maria Basior making gefilte fish for Pesach, Melbourne 1991. Photography by Danny Khazam.

That's why Bubees do it best! Like with most traditional Jewish foods, making gefilte fish is a labour of love. It's a complex process that can take up to three hours. Traditionally served with a slice of carrot and some horseradish, gefilte fish can be made sweet or savoury. What do you prefer?

Activities and workshops for kids!
This Sunday 6 October, 10.30am–12pm, join horticulturalist Lindy Barnett in a hands-on, fun workshop to find out what’s happening in the garden during these spring months. Book here and check out the website for other wonderful activities on offer.

In Season is perfect for pre-schoolers through to primary aged students. Schlep along during opening hours with your children and grandchildren for:

  • Dress Ups!
  • Arts and Crafts!
  • Exhibition Trails!
  • PLUS expert guides are on-hand to bring the seasons to life for you and your little ones!

Voices & Visions exhibition has been launched

Voices & Visions is now on! This dynamic poster exhibition is a conversation between art and ideas. The collection is comprised of posters by world-famous graphic designers, including Dan Reisinger and Bob Gill. Through their artwork, these prominent Jewish designers have interpreted the ideas of Jewish luminaries from Hillel to Susan Sontag, with some surprise contributions such as from Art Paul, creator of the infamous Playboy rabbit logo, who has designed his piece based on Rabbi Nachman of Breslau's quote “If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible.” This exhibition is not to be missed!

Visitors can make their own poster in the gallery workstation and enter it into our Facebook poster competition

Check out curator Ariele Hoffman's response to the exhibition by visiting the Jewish Museum Blog (brand new!).

Become a Museum member today

Joining has never been so easy. Click here to join online or here to download a printable application form, or phone us on 8534 3600.

With membership you and your family can visit the Jewish Museum as often as you like to engage with Jewish culture through exhibitions, cultural programs, short courses and more. Your support will allow us to continue offering rich programs for you as well as for the wider community. 

Be sure to check out our fantastic member benefits and local business discounts!

Business Breakfast with Michael Gawenda – 23 October

Michael Gawenda is one of Australia’s best known journalists and authors. In a journalism career spanning three decades, Michael has been a political reporter, a foreign correspondent based in London and in Washington, a columnist, a feature writer and an editor. Michael has won numerous journalism awards including three Walkley Awards, the Australian equivalent of the American Pulitzer prize.

For bookings, click here to download the form or head straight to our website for further information.

Coffee@theJewishMuseum with Eddie Tamir – 29 October

Join us for coffee, cake and a shmooze with Classic Cinema's Eddie Tamir. Eddie will be exploring the topic, 
What is Jewish Cinema?

Tuesday 29 October 
10.30am – 12pm at the Jewish Museum, 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda
Cost: $20

Bookings Essential
8534 3699 or
Enquiries: Efrat Goldberg 8534 3626

Giveaway – Jewish International Film Festival

In 2013 JIFF secures its reputation as an Australian premier festival featuring the newest and hottest Jewish cinema releases. Building on the 23-year history of Jewish Film Festivals in Australia, this is JIFF's second year as a reinvigorated and fresh Festival under the direction of Eddie Tamir. There are 51 features, documentaries and shorts, including award-winning films hot off the international film festival circuit, like Bethlehem (Official selection Venice Days, 12 Ophir Award [Israel’s Oscars] nominations, a FEDORA Award, Venice Days), Fill the Void (Venice Film Festival Best Actress) and hotly anticipated Hannah Arendt, directed by Margarethe von Trotta.

For your chance to win one of 5 double passes to the film of your choice, email by 11am, Monday 7 October.

Giveaway – Uptown Girl: The Cinema of Shirley Clarke

In 1970, directors Noël Burch and André S. Labarthe interviewed Shirley Clarke – a Jewish New Yorker independent filmmaker – in a Paris apartment, which culminated in the film Rome is Burning. The casual 'salon' setting offered Clarke an intimate stage to speak openly and tangentially about her work as well as issues of American race and gender politics. 

To win a double pass to see Rome is Burning on Thursday 24 October at 7pm at ACMI, alongside a number of short films made by Clarke, email with Rome is Burning in the subject line.

Giveaway – Guys and Dolls

Award winning CLOC Musical Theatre mounts its 99th production with the classic fable Guys and Dolls, one of the finest, most enduring and successful musicals from the Golden Age of the American Musical Comedy. For your chance to win a double pass to see the show on Thursday 10 October at 8pm, at the National Theatre, St Kilda, email with Guys and Dolls in the subject line.

Giveaway – The Songs They Sang

The Songs They Sang is a feature length documentary which tells the story of the musical performances inside the Vilna Ghetto, Lithuania during World War Two. For your chance to win a double pass to a screening at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick at 4pm on 27 October 2013, email with The Songs They Sang in the subject line.