A new home for Jewish life and culture in Melbourne.

Artist Impression - JAQ

Our vision

The Jewish Arts Quarter will be an inclusive destination that celebrates Jewish arts and culture with great museum experiences, art, theatre, education, learning, music, food, shopping and new public spaces for everyone.

A Vibrant Cultural Destination

The Jewish Arts Quarter will be anchored by a new landmark multi-use community hub at 7 Selwyn Street (JAQ7) – the new home for the Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library, and a Community Co-working Space.
Selwyn street will be transformed into a pedestrian-focused piazza,
with a range of food and beverage offerings.

Exhibition at Kadimah

Kadimah Jewish Cultural
 Centre and National Library

Artwork by Hedy Ritterman

Artist Impression – JAQ

A Slice of Jewish Life & A Place for Everyone

JAQ celebrates culture, creativity and community. With engaging experiences and unique programming, JAQ will share a slice of Jewish life with everyone.

Museums Together

Jewish Museum of Australia Collection

A Shared Vision

The vision for JAQ is founded upon the sharing of culture, and bringing unique perspectives to the positive evolution of our expression of Judaism.

In One Voice Festival

Daniel Goldberg

Part of our Neighbourhood

Designed to grow with Melbourne, JAQ is a key part of the City of Glen Eira’s revitalisation strategy for a inclusive cultural precinct in Elsternwick.

Virtual Exhibition

Jewish Museum of Australia Collection

A Catalyst for Multicultural Victoria

JAQ will be a drawcard for interstate and international tourism to Melbourne, with long term benefits to both the Jewish and broader community.