2018 Capital Appeal

KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE

Invest in the future of the Sydney Jewish Museum

safeguard our future

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As time passes there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors left to tell their stories of horror and hope. They have been fundamental in the Sydney Jewish Museum keeping the lessons of the Holocaust front of mind for the wider community.


We are especially indebted to the survivors who have volunteered their time at the Museum for many years, sharing their personal stories of pain and triumph and showing new generations about what the terrors of the past can teach us for today and tomorrow.


The money raised in our 2018 Capital Appeal will help us keep the survivors’ stories alive for many years to come.

my invitation to you

For 25 years the Sydney Jewish Museum has helped educate hundreds of thousands of school children and adults alike, on the need to be ever vigilant in keeping the light of humanity bright, and shielding it from those whose actions would extinguish it, by accident or intent.

The Museum is successful beyond the wildest dreams of its founders. They were survivors of the Holocaust – motivated by the imperative of giving meaning to their experiences by educating the young to create a better future for us all.

We are proud of all that the Museum has achieved. In the last twelve months alone, more than 54,000 people visited the Museum, 27,500 of whom were school children who participated in one of our highly respected educational programs.

Our 2018 Capital Appeal is about expanding our programs, and most importantly, about making the Museum economically sustainable, to keep alive the voices of the survivors.

We have had tremendous support from the community, but need to raise $8 million now to keep improving our performance and our long term outlook. I invite you to invest in the future of the Museum, and through it, in our people, our education and our shared humanity.

Prof Gus Lehrer AM FAA

President

 

IF NOT US, WHO?

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Your generous donation will help us keep the survivors’ stories alive for many years to come.
Invest in the future of the Sydney Jewish Museum today.

OUR MESSAGE FOR THE FUTURE

 

Lotte Weiss

Holocaust survivor

 

“We have to let the young generations know: as humans we have a choice and the wisdom to decide what is good and what is evil.”

 

Yvonne Engelman OAM

Holocaust survivor

 

“It is so important for me as a survivor to pass on the message that the 6 million who were murdered did not perish in vain. That we will remember them and tell our story so these things never happen again.”

 

Yvonne Engelman OAM

Holocaust survivor

 

“It is so important for me as a survivor to pass on the message that the 6 million who were murdered did not perish in vain. That we will remember them and tell our story so these things never happen again.”

 

Eddie Jaku OAM

Holocaust survivor

 

“I cannot change the past, the past is history. I will try with all my strength and all my knowledge to change the future.”

 

Olga Horak OAM

Holocaust survivor

 

“My message to the future is not to hate. To respect people. To have dialogue with people from different backgrounds.”

 

Olga Horak OAM

Holocaust survivor

 

“My message to the future is not to hate. To respect people. To have dialogue with people from different backgrounds.”

 

Jack Meister

Holocaust survivor

 

“Never give in. It doesn’t matter how hard it is and how bad it is, never give in. When you give in you have no chance.”

HOW DO WE KEEP THEIR VOICES ALIVE?

Writing and publishing the memoirs of the Holocaust survivors

Preserving Jewish and Holocaust related artefacts and researching their stories

Educating more than 27,000 adults and 27,500 children annually about the Holocaust

Recording video and audio testimonies from survivors

Running a range of inspiring events throughout the year to start conversations

Producing the Voices app for visitors to hear survivor testimonies during their visit

Training teachers and giving them the resources to teach about the Holocaust

Providing access to multimedia research materials about the Holocaust and family history

Staging thought-provoking exhibitions

educate, preserve, commemorate

Running a successful modern museum is a costly affair. Here are some indicative amounts.

$500

Conserve an item in our collection

$900

Educate a class of school students

$4,200

Record and store a testimony from a survivor

$50,000+

Develop one temporary exhibition

 

INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF THE SYDNEY JEWISH MUSEUM

Our goal is to ensure that we can continue to educate the community, preserve and display precious historical objects, and commemorate the millions who were murdered. Without your support, this is not possible.​

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

SEE the exhibitions that bring history to life
HEAR 
how we use the past to teach the future
FEEL 
the power of the survivors’ voices

Please join us at one of our Campaign Events. For more details or to book, click on the date you wish to attend or call the Sydney Jewish Museum on (02) 9360 7999.

Wednesday

10 OCT

8:00pm

Sold out

Sunday

14 OCT

8:00pm

For guests under the age of 50ish

Tuesday

16 OCT

8:00pm

For guests under the age of 50ish

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US KEEP THEIR VOICES ALIVE