250 boxes from NSW Jewish Board of Deputies organised and catalogued
31,600 pages of AJHS Journals digitised
6,500 searchable records of service men and women linked to National Archive
80,000 records of Jewish burials (due online July 2019)
45,000 community members able to access digitised archives
This three-year project aims to preserve local Jewish historical information in all its forms, across all communal organisations, providing a rich legacy of Jewish continuity for future generations. The archive will provide everyone in the community with access to records including, among others, Jewish Australian service men and women, Jewish burials Australia-wide and 79 years of digitised Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) journals.
This project will collate Jewish historical information, in all its forms, and make it accessible online. AJHS is collaborating with communal organisations to achieve this community wide project. All communal organisations in Sydney have been invited to deposit their archives for arrangement and safe-keeping.
The project is estimated to run for three years, with the funding used to employ a communal archivist and associated technology and running costs.
The total budgeted over the three years is $450,000. A donor is supporting this project, providing 50% of the required budget.
All communal organisations, historians, school children, all residents of NSW and the broader community.
Australian Jewish Historical Society
The Australian Jewish Historical Society is dedicated to promoting the understanding and study of Jewry in Australia since 1788. The Society works with the Jewish community to acquire, preserve and make available unique, authentic and significant documents and materials relating to the Jewish people and organisations in Australia. Through its reading room and its website, the details and stories of Australian Jewish life from personal papers, photos, bound newspapers and corporate records sourced from individuals, synagogues, communities and Jewish organisations, come to life.
Other programs offered by this provider
Holocaust and Heritage Online Archive program, in collaboration with the Sydney Jewish Museum, is an allied program that will provide online access to the most extensive archives and collections related to Jewish community in Australia.
Peter Philippsohn OAM