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As of 5pm, 12 August 2021
 

ACT LOCKDOWN NOTICE

 

The National Jewish Memorial Centre

is closed until further notice.

There are no services or activities at the Centre.

Please see the ACT Health Covid-19 website for updates: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/

Welcome to the ACT Jewish Community

 

About Us

 
The ACT Jewish Community welcomes all Jewish people to Canberra and encourages you to join our community and enjoy a diverse range of religious, educational, cultural and social activities.  
 
The community currently has around 200 membership units and hosts a number of groups interested in social activities, Jewish history, Jewish films, music, books and cooking. There are also specific activities for men and women. We have a particular focus on youth education provided by our professional staff that caters to tots, tweens, teens and youth.  We also offer a number of adult education programs delivered by our Rabbi. All education programs are organised on a semester basis.
 
We are located in the centre of Canberra, adjacent to the Parliament triangle. Our community was founded in the 1950s.The National Jewish Memorial Centre was opened in 1971.
 
We are home to an Orthodox and a Progressive Congregation each of which holds weekly services. Please check our calendar for times and dates by clicking here.
 
We also partner with a number of peak national Jewish organisations including the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, National Council of Jewish Women's Association, the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Federal Association of Australian Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women.  We are a founding member of the NSW Jewish Communal Appeal. We are supported by JewishCare NSW in providing non-medical health support in the areas of Children and Family, Mental Health, Disability, Aged Care and Holocaust survivors.
 
We would love to answer any of your questions about the wide variety of events and programs we offer. 
 
Please contact the office at act.admin@actjc.org.au or by phone on 02 6295 1052
 
 
The ACT Jewish Community is a member of the JCA Family of Organisations

 

The Library, Museum and Art Gallery

 
We encourage members of the public, including school and social groups, to view our cultural collections.  
 
The viewing hours for the Library, Museum and Art Gallery are between 10:00am and 3:00pm, Monday to Thursday, except on Jewish holy days. 
 
Groups are asked to contact the office (actadmin@actjc.org.au) to arrange a guided tour and discuss options.  We have special tours for school groups.
 
Our Collections
 
The Earle Hoffman Library consists of over one thousand books covering historical, cultural and religious material on Judaism and Jewish people. The Library collection has a particular focus on the Australian Jewish cultural experience. An online catalogue can be viewed here.  The Library also includes a  collection of Hebrew language books.
 
Our Museum collection includes torah scrolls, religious artifacts and includes nationally significant Judaica gifted to the Community by the Commonwealth of Australia. 
 
Our Gallery of Art Works includes portraits of notable Jews in politics and the arts, and artistic depictions of Jewish themes or of Israel in various genre.
 
Currently available is a collection by Polish photographer Agnieszka Traczewska of internationally displayed photographs of Chasidic Jews returning on pilgrimage to Poland.
 

The officially elected roof body and the voice of the Australian Jewish Community. 
www.ecaj.org.au
 
The Burning Bush was the symbol for the community until 2015. It was inspired by the sculpture on the outside of the National Jewish Memorial Centre designed and fabricated by Izzy Kingsberg.
 
For more information please  click here.
Fri, 24 September 2021 18 Tishrei 5782