The East Melbourne Synagogue operates a Library and Museum that exhibits important Judaica items and artefacts and allows access to a comprehensive body of Jewish literature to the public. The Library and Museum also hosts classes, orations, group tours, school visits, and conferences.
The Library and Museum is open to the public during Synagogue office hours and is closed on public holidays and Jewish holidays. It is professionally catalogued, curated and maintained for easy access.
Our Judaic collection covers all aspects of Jewish interest, non-fiction and fiction, plus books on various topics written by Australian Jewish writers. We also have some very old & rare volumes, artefacts, Torah scrolls and accoutrements and many other interesting items. There is a separate collection of children’s books and objects.
There are currently plans to upgrade the library and museum and relocate it form its current position in the loft into the large hall downstairs. There are also plans afoot to significantly expanded the library by the end of 2023 with a spectacular setup featuring over 15,000 books and Jewish texts as well as customised stunning displays of traditional Judaica and historical items.
Please note our library is a reference library and (with a few limited exceptions) does not allow loans of the books.
For all enquiries please email our office.