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Due to Covid-19 concerns,
the Centre is CLOSED to all non-members and visitors
until further notice.
This includes the ACTJC's Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Date: 16 January 2022

 
 
Our priority is to ensure that we protect the health and safety of all community members.
 

 

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.
 
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