Disclaimer: Due to the current uncertainty regarding coronavirus, many events are being cancelled. Please contact the event organiser directly via the contact details on the listing if you are unsure.
Jewish Museum of Australia Walks
Uncover Melbourne’s hidden Jewish histories with expert guide Terry Ashton. Each walk will be limited to 20 people to meet social distancing guidelines.
Paris End & Chinatown Walk (Postponed)
19 July 2020
Hear the Jewish stories behind the Chinese National Club, Eastern Market, Florentino's, Her Majesty’s Theatre and the Sun Kum Lee Building. This walk concludes with a tour of the Museum of Chinese Australian History and is presented with Multicultural Museums Victoria.
Mansions of East Melbourne Walk (Postponed)
16 August 2020
Revel in the grandeur of early Melbourne. Tour the former homes of Sir John Monash and the first Jewish Mayor of Melbourne Sir Benjamin Benjamin, the Freemasons Hospital, ‘Little Pardon’ Queen Bess Row and more.
North Carlton Walk
6 September 2020
North Carlton was once home to many migrants, including Jews who had fled persecution in Europe. Retrace their steps at the old Kadimah, Peretz Yiddish School, Pose’s Pickles and Tel Aviv Dairy, plus the homes of Rabbi Joseph Gurewicz and Jewish traders.
East Melbourne Walk
25 October 2020
Visit sites of significance for Melbourne's early Jewish community, including Albert Street Synagogue, Benevenuta, Burlington Terrace, the City Baths and Foreigners Shule, Victorian Artists’ Society and more.
Lygon Street Walk (Sold Out)
22 November 2020
Discover the Carlton United Hebrew Congregation site, Chevra Kadisha, Herzl House, Monash House, Smorgon’s Butcher Shop, Stone’s Synagogue and more. This walk concludes with a tour of Museo Italiano and is presented with Multicultural Museums Victoria.
Melbourne CBD Walk
6 December 2020
Discover the hidden Jewish histories of Melbourne’s CBD. Visit Bourke Street Synagogue, the Block and Royal Arcades, Cashmore Lake, Cheapside House, Mirka Mora’s mural at Flinders Street Station, Myer Emporium, Portland House, the Port Phillip Hotel and the city’s first mikvah.
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