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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: Australia

This event is part of our series of Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. Take a trip to the Antipodes and uncover stories of Jewish excellence and everydayness in Australia, from 1778 until today. Learn about our richly diverse, ever-evolving community with Director & CEO Jessica Bram, then explore our flagship Calling Australia Home exhibition with Senior Curator & Collection Manager Eleni Papavasileiou.

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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: London

This event is part of our series of Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. Discover the history of the Jewish community in Britain. From a medieval mikvah telling the story of the very first Jewish community to photographs belonging to children who travelled on the Kindertransport, this virtual tour will explore many periods of Jewish migration to Britain.

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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: South Africa

This event is part of our series Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. This presentation will provide a brief history of South African Jewry - a uniquely homogenous community within the Diaspora. From its Litvak roots, through the impact on South African commerce and politics, to current day urbanisation and migration from South Africa.   

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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: Baltimore

This event is part of our series of Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. Baltimore’s Locust Point was once America’s second largest immigration port, only surpassed by Ellis Island. Discover the importance of Baltimore, Maryland in the story of America’s Jewish community, from waves of arrival, to fights for recognition and religious freedom, and eventual Americanization. Maryland reflects the broader history of America's Jewish community, and today is home to an important symbol of that history, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, the third oldest synagogue in the country. 

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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: London

This event is part of our series of Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. Discover the history of the Jewish community in Britain. From a medieval mikvah telling the story of the very first Jewish community to photographs belonging to children who travelled on the Kindertransport, this virtual tour will explore many periods of Jewish migration to Britain.

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Celebrating our Volunteers

23 September 2019 was a very special day for the Jewish Museum London as six of our amazing volunteers were chosen as joint-winners of the London Region Marsh Awards for Museum Learning.

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JFS – A Four Sites Saga

By David Harris, longstanding volunteer, who was previously a teacher and deputy head at JFS for 29 years. JFS started as Jews’ Free School in the 1730’s in Dukes Place in The City, then moved to the East End and then Camden and is now in Kenton on a large campus. In the history gallery […]

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Private Moses Jakob Kasser

by Susan Gordon, Jewish Military Museum Volunteer Today is World Refugee Day, a time to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We are remembering Private Moses Jakob Kasser, refugee and Jewish military chaplain. Volunteer Susan Gordon shares her research with us, telling Kasser’s story through objects from the Jewish Military Museum’s collection.  […]

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‘Pop-Up Talks’ launch this week!

by Kimberley Coates, Visitor Services and Volunteer Manager At the Jewish Museum we’re always looking for ways to help our visitors explore our amazing collection and develop our volunteer team. Our new Pop-Up Talks programme will comprise of a series of talks on objects chosen by the volunteers themselves. To develop this Roz Currie (Military Collections […]

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Volunteer Trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery

by Kimberley Coates, Visitor Services and Volunteer Manager On Friday 15 January the Jewish Museum volunteers took a well-earned day off and, along with the Visitor Services Team (and curatorial reps), went on a day trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery. The trip celebrated our volunteer’s hard work over the past year: 2015 was the busiest […]

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