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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jewish Arts Quarter (JAQ) is a key part of the dynamic Elsternwick revitalisation strategy developed by Glen Eira City Council. A safe civic space with state-of-the-art facilities, JAQ will bring together theatre, art, learning, food, festivals and more in an inclusive space to which all visitors are warmly welcomed.
Glen Eira City Council worked closely with stakeholders to determine a shared vision for the Elsternwick Cultural Precinct. Adding value to the community, it promises to become a first-class cultural centre and thriving meeting place known here and abroad for its diverse mix of experiences of which JAQ plays an important part.
After years of consultation, stakeholder engagement and design development, the final vision of Elsternwick Cultural Precinct was endorsed by the Council in April 2021.
Relocating to JAQ provides new, exciting ways for the Museum to illuminate Jewish life.
JAQ offers opportunities to expand Kadimah's programs and continue nurturing and fostering Yiddishkeit.
With ample opportunities to learn more about Yiddish Culture and our heritage, JAQ will enhance the College's educational offer.