A Slice of Jewish Life

Like Lygon Street, Oakleigh, Chinatown and other cultural precincts, the Jewish Arts Quarter will be a place that fosters collaboration across communities while sharing the unique experiences and stories of Australian Jews with everyone.

Artist Impression – 7 Selwyn St

McIldowie Partners

Celebrating Jewish Life & Culture

The Jewish Arts Quarter celebrates and shares our unique Australian Jewish life through inclusive experiences that:


  • embrace the broader community

  • support social and economic growth

  • contribute to the positive future of Elsternwick, Melbourne and our state

A Catalyst for the Arts, Culture and Business

JAQ promises to be a dynamic centre of activity and a unique addition to the Jewish landscape and broader Melbourne life – adding to the Arts landscape in Melbourne a vibrant and active new destination.

Selwyn St

Elsternwick Cultural Precinct

In One Voice Festival

Daniel Goldberg

A Cultural Destination

Street festivals and events will add a special evocative nature to JAQ. The marriage of performers, arts, specialist food and activities all add to the dynamic experience of Jewish culture and community – creating a lasting cultural impact.

In One Voice Festival

Daniel Goldberg

A Sustainable Future

A comprehensive feasibility and financial business plan provide the foundation for a sustainable future that includes positive economic and revitalisation benefits for Glen Eira, Melbourne and Victoria.

Wild Open Day

Jewish Museum of Australia Collection

An Inclusive Community

New public spaces and community facilities with extensive programming welcome people of all ages and cultures to enjoy and participate in Jewish culture and life – defining a positive future built together.

Wild Open Day

JMA Collection

Heritage at heart

Active programming and initiatives will bring tradition and heritage to life, celebrating Jewish identity and promoting Jewish continuity by creating engaging opportunities for enriching Jewish life and learning.

At Home in Elsternwick

Located in the City's South, the Jewish Arts Quarter is surrounded by years of Australian Jewish history, even more stories and a diverse community of people.

The Masterplan for Elsternwick

Integrated into the City of Glen Eira’s Elsternwick Cultural Precinct, JAQ is a key part of the dynamic revitilisation strategy.

Glen Huntly Road

Glen Huntly Road

A lasting impact

A Lasting ImpactThe Jewish Arts Quarter is a cultural hub and a spirit of collaboration committed to education and entertainment, learning and life.

With integral support from key supporters and associates, three guiding organisations defined and developed the vision for  JAQ. The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre & National Library and Sholem Aleichem College have collaborated to lay the initial foundation for the Jewish Arts Quarter.

Group Event

Jewish Museum of Australia Collection

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica

Relocating to  JAQ provides new, exciting ways for the Museum to illuminate Jewish life.

Artist Impression – 7 Selwyn St

McIldowie Partners

Continuing to Expand, Nurture and Collaborate

Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library

JAQ offers opportunities to expand Kadimah's programs and continue nurturing and fostering Yiddishkeit.

Family Activities

Jewish Museum of Australia Collection

Enriching Our Culture and Enhancing Education

Sholem Aleichem College

With ample opportunities to learn more about Yiddish Culture and our heritage,  JAQ will enhance the College's educational offer.