A new home for Jewish life and culture in Melbourne.

Welcome to the
Jewish Arts Quarter

We are delighted to share the vision of the new Jewish Arts Quarter (JAQ) - a bold and transformative purpose-built quarter to host and celebrate contemporary Jewish arts and culture in Melbourne.

Born from a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to foster a sense of identity for the Jewish and broader communities, JAQ brings together our leading cultural institutions into one vibrant hub, providing a vital communal facility - an engaging and dynamic home for Jewish life.In crafting a world-class arts and cultural hub, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to define and strengthen our Jewish community. Your passion and support are critical to delivering a significant new destination on Melbourne’s cultural map.We hope you’re as excited and committed as we are in making this dream a reality. Please join us in supporting this inspiring and innovative project for our community which will propel our community into the future.

Gideon Kline
JAQ Director

Joe Tigel
‍JAQ Director

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.