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The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies is the elected representative roof body of NSW Jewry.

Its Education Secretariat facilitates the provision to the wider NSW community of educational resources and activities from all organisations with the Jewish community.

It also offers its own Speaker Service for schools and community groups on topics related to Judaism, the Jewish Experience in Australia, Racism and the Holocaust, Israel and The Middle East and more. 

Multiple copies of the booklets Understanding Judaism and The Arab-Israel Conflict and the Peace Process can be provided to teachers and students on request. 

Contact the Education Manager on 02-93601600 or at

Local Providers of Judaism, Holocaust and Israel Content 

BJE - NSW Board of Jewish Educations
BJE provides Jewish education to Jewish students in state and non-Jewish private schools in NSW. It also offers school and teacher groups study programs including visits to synagogues, the Sydney Jewish Museum and other sites of Jewish interest. Its website is a most comprehensive Judaism resource.

The NSW Board of Progressive Jewish Education
The Board of Progressive Jewish Education oversees Jewish education for all ages from five to 18 who affiliate with Progressive Judaism.

The Sydney Jewish Museum
The Sydney Jewish Museum is a museum of Australian Jewish History and the Holocaust. It offers a wide range of educational materials and programs from resource packs and lesson plans to student visits and Teacher Professional Development courses. Click here to download the 2009 Schools Programs booklet.

The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagoge offers tours for schools and other groups as well as access to its extensive library and other educational resources.   

The Shalom Institute
The Shalom Institute is NSW's adult Jewish education institute, presenting lectures, seminars, courses and communal events. Its Mosaic Programme offers term-long courses in subjects related to Judaism, Holocaust and Israel.  

Mandelbaum House
Mandelbaum House offers educational events and courses in subjects related to Judaism.

Courage to Care
Courage to Care is a travelling exhibition which has been developed by the B'nai B'rith organisation and is designed to convey a message of communal tolerance and living in harmony. It travels to regional areas of NSW for showings of around 4 weeks in each location.

Speaker Service

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Speaker Service 

Downloadable Resources

Understanding Judaism booklet

The Arab-Israel Conflict and the Peace Process booklet

The Holocaust: The Nazi Genocide Against the Jewish People

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Passover Dinner for Educators Resource Book

[Note: Hard copies of these booklets are available from the Board of Deputies on request - 93601600 or ]

Teacher Professional Development in syllabus-related learning areas

Contact the Education Manager of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies on 93601600 or email for information or to arrange relevant PD courses at Jewish institutions including the NSW Jewish Board of Education, The Shalom Institute, The Sydney Jewish Museum and others. 

Useful Links


Ask Moses

Judaism 101

Navigating the Bible Home Page (World ORT)

Navigating the Bible Glossary

The Jewish Agency for Israel's Education Site

The Jewish Virtual Library

Virtual Jerusalem

Jewish Australia

Australian Jewish News

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies



Israel 21C

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Israel's National Photo Collection

Israel Size Comparison Maps

Israel UpClose Videos

Jewish Agency's Eye on Israel


Mid-East Web Maps


Australian Memories of the Shoah

Nizkor (We Will Remember)

Jewish Virtual Library - Holocaust

Project Aladdin: The Holocaust and Muslims

Shamash Holocaust Photo Collection

Simon Wiesenthal Center

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

Yad Vashem Museum of Shoah Remembrance

Some Sample Teaching Programs

Year 10 Holocaust Program - from Masada College

Year 11 Jewish Ritual Items and Garments Program - from Moriah Colege

Teaching History and Teaching Ethics: New Perspectives on Holocaust Education - from the Sydney Jewish Museum

Websites of Jewish dayschools in Sydney

Emanuel School

Kesser Torah College

Masada College

Moriah College

Mount Sinai College


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