Publications and Societies
- Australasian Union of Jewish Students
- Mandelbaum House
- NSW Board of Jewish Education
- Sydney Jewish Museum
Australasian Union of Jewish Students is the federal body for Jewish students in Australia and New Zealand. They conduct social, educational and political activities.
Mandelbaum House is the newest of Sydney University's residential colleges and is located on the Darlington Campus, adjacent to the Information Technology Building and in close proximity to the Wentworth Building and to the Sports and Aquatic Centre. It offers a unique facility on campus with bright modern decor and stylish features. From Internet access in every room, to a well-equipped games room and seminar facilities, Mandelbaum has been designed for the current era. It offers a warm and stimulating Jewish environment and can accommodate up to 30 students. It is open to both men and women, regardless of religion, race or nationality.
For people who are part of or interested in the Jewish community, Mandelbaum House hosts lectures and seminars given by prominent scholars and members of the Jewish community.
The NSW Board of Jewish Education is Australia's first Jewish online School and Education Forum. In October 2002, the website was launched after 18 months of intensive teamwork and with funding from the prestigious L.A. Pincus Jewish Education Fund for the Diaspora. The NSW Board of Jewish Education reaches Jewish children and adults in Australia and many more around the world: those living in the urban centres and those living in isolated or small communities. It represents the most comprehensive online Jewish education resource available in Australia today. It offers Jewish children and their families an online venue to explore Jewish knowledge and their identity, while interacting with their Jewish peers and our virtual teachers. It is fun, safe and packed with exciting content.
Features and functionality of the NSW Board of Jewish Education website include:
- dynamic Jewish learning content including online courses, games and competitions for all ages;
- Jewish Studies curriculum bank for teachers;
- BJE's own online library and administrative functionality including online enrolments, class and teacher management and more.
The Sydney Jewish Museum provides a unique insight into one of the most horrific events of the twentieth-century, the Nazi genocide of European Jewry during World War II. The Museum is concerned with the universal and contemporary implications of the Holocaust in an effort to counter racism and foster support for human rights and social justice. The Museum displays and education programs also focus upon Australian Jewish history, Jewish life, rituals and customs.
As an educational institution, the Sydney Jewish Museum offers a broad range of opportunities for students, casual visitors and researchers alike. Guided group tours are facilitated by the volunteers, many of whom are Holocaust survivors. They are available for school students, tertiary students and the general public. The guides teach tolerance, respect for difference and are personal examples of the richness that cultural diversity brings to Australian life. Bookings are essential. The Museum has a comprehensive library and resource centre and also provides ongoing public lectures, workshops and temporary exhibitions for the general public.
More information on the Museum's exhibitions, public programs and educational programs can be found on the website or by calling +61 2 9360 7999.