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Liberals Nationals back Jewish Cultural Precinct in Elsternwick  

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will deliver $2 million of targeted funding towards the establishment of a Jewish Cultural Precinct in Elsternwick.

This funding will be used to facilitate the movement of the Jewish Museum, currently located in St Kilda, closer to the Jewish Holocaust Museum in Elsternwick.

Presently, the Jewish Museum receives up 25,000 visitors annually and the Jewish Holocaust Centre receives 22,000 student visitors alone.

Unfortunately their geographical separation means the school groups and other visitors are forced to pick between one or the other, when a holistic understanding of the Jewish community requires a visit to both centres.

The movement of the Jewish Museum into Elsternwick will enable the two centres to work more closely together and deliver a more complete cultural experience to locals and visitors.

This funding will underpin a broader plan to transform the area surrounding Selwyn and Sinclair Streets into a community based Jewish Cultural Precinct of showcasing Jewish history, dining, music, dance and theatre.

The Liberal Nationals are proud of the role Caulfield’s Jewish community plays in our multicultural society and this funding will deliver a key first step towards a future Jewish Cultural Precinct in Elsternwick.

Comments attributable to Member for Caulfield, David Southwick:

“Relocating the Jewish Museum alongside the Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick will ensure all visitors and particularly young people can gain a full understanding and appreciation of Jewish life.

This precinct will be like the Italian Lygon St or the Greek Eaton Mall in Oakleigh where visitors can experience Melbourne’s vibrant Jewish history and culture.”


Media contact:      Alexander Woff       0434 972 166

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