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Celebrate Summer with In Season

Come and experience the four seasons through a Jewish lens with our temporary exhibition, In SeasonWe're now in the summer swing of things, and have new summer-themed activities for kids. Don't miss out on this fabulous exhibition.

Interstate Jewish soccer match, Sydney, 1929, 6211

Free Open Day for St Kilda Festival – Sunday 9 February

Enjoy free entry to the Museum and all of our wonderful exhibitions during St Kilda Festival Sunday! Explore Calling Australia Home, which documents the enlightening and varied histories of Australian Jewry, or the contemporary poster exhibition Voices & Visions. For the little ones, come play dress-ups in In Season. Whatever your taste we have something for everyone, and it's free!

Free admission, 10am – 5pm.

Collage City Poster Making Workshop – Thursday 20 February

National Geographic, trashy magazines, inspiring quotes, and old books – these can all be great starting points for original artworks. Come and create new works of art and hear about the current exhibition Voices & Visions. Artist Shelley Krycer will guide people through different processes in collage and curator Ariele Hoffman will speak about the exhibition. Beginners and experienced creators are all invited to join in this fun and insightful workshop.

Venue: Jewish Museum of Australia
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: $5

Click here to book.

Poster design: Seymour Chwast

Leon Haskin Schmatte Business Walk – Sunday 3 March

As part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s cultural program, take part in the Leon Haskin Schmatte Business Walk. Relive the halcyon days of last century when Flinders Lane was the epicentre of the Australian fashion industry. Walk with expert Museum guide Marie Hirsh as she brings to life the buildings, businesses, characters and anecdotes of the ‘Lane’ and the schmatte business. Chris Smith, Heritage Architect, will accompany Marie, uncovering the fascinating history and architectural significance of some of the buildings that housed this thriving industry.

Meeting Point: Meet at the corner of Flinders Lane and Spring Street, Melbourne
Time: 10.15am for a 10.30am start
Cost: $20 full, $15 Museum members and concession

Click here to book.

Model wearing Exclusive Miss coat, Helmut Newton & Henry Talbot, photographers, Melbourne, 1962, 13327

Summer Short Courses starting 10 February

From Kabbalah to Israeli film, politics to food – the upcoming summer short courses are set to sizzle! With inspiring teachers and courses on offer, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience stimulating adult Jewish education in a friendly and relaxed environment. Courses are filling up fast so don’t miss out and enrol today!

Click here to learn more and enrol online.


Tin template with a Star of David and the Hebrew word Kosher excised, Australia 20th C., 532

Poland and Lithuania with the Museum – bookings close soon

The Jewish Museum of Australia will be hosting an exciting study tour from 6–23 June 2014, focusing on the history of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania. The tour will be led by Paul Forgasz, who lectures in Jewish history at Monash University’s Centre for Jewish Civilisation. For information about the tour and to register please click here or for further enquiries email

Registrations close Monday 10 February 2014.

Museum Member Giveaway from Readings

Throughout February, Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland Street, is offering 20% off all Penguin Rough Guides, including travel guides to more than 200 worldwide destinations, phrase books, inspirational guides, music guides, and reference books on topics as diverse as business, computers, climate change, Shakespeare and social media.

To enter in the draw to win a Rough Guide of your choice, email with your name and postal address and the subject ‘Rough Guides’ by Friday 14 February for a chance to win. 

Museum Member Giveaway from Classic Cinemas

The Monuments Men is a new film starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War Two platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

For your chance to win a double pass to see it at the Classic Cinemas, email with your name and address and the subject line 'Monuments Men'.

Only winners will be notified and giveaways are for Museum members only.