Re-elected NSW Liberal Government to expand Sydney Jewish Museum

The funding will enable the SJM to create two centres in one precinct - a Sydney Holocaust Museum and a Centre for Contemporary Jewish Life.

The NSW Liberal Government has announced a $10 million investment into the Sydney Jewish Museum if re-elected. Photo: AJN.

A re-elected NSW Liberal Government will invest $10 million into the expansion of the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM).

The announcement was made by NSW Treasurer Matt Kean at the SJM on Tuesday, where he was joined by Liberal candidates for Vaucluse, Davidson and Coogee, as well as the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBD) and Holocaust survivors.

The funding will enable the SJM to create two centres in one precinct – a Sydney Holocaust Museum to share the history and testimonies of survivors and a Centre for Contemporary Jewish Life, to share the community’s culture, traditions and contributions to Australia.

“The Sydney Jewish Museum gives a voice to victims of the Holocaust and to the incredible survivors who still guide visitors through the exhibitions and help educate and inspire thousands of school children each year,” Kean said.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the commitment is part of the Government’s long-term plan for a united and harmonious multicultural and multi-faith society.

“Once completed, our investment will be returned significantly through helping current and future generations lead our state forward in eliminating racism, hatred and faith-based intolerance,” Perrottet said.

NSW JBD CEO Darren Bark said as Holocaust survivors dwindle, keeping their stories alive and educating future generations about the horrors of the past has never been more important.

“Today’s announcement will help the SJM open its doors to twice as many Australians, particularly school students, showing them where racism, hate speech and intolerance can ultimately lead,” Bark said.

“We thank the NSW Government for its commitment to stamping out antisemitism and discrimination and ensuring that the worst atrocities in our history are not forgotten and never repeated.”

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