Dedicated to preserving, presenting and nurturing Australian Jewish historical and contemporary culture, the Jewish Museum opened in 1982 in the Melbourne Synagogue in Toorak Road. In 1995 it moved to its own state-of-the-art premises in the Gandel Centre of Judaica, Alma Road, St Kilda. The museum includes four permanent exhibitions: Belief and Ritual, The Jewish Year, The Australian Jewish History Gallery and A Timeline of Jewish History. It presents at least three changing exhibitions annually and utilises the latest in multimedia technology. A volunteer-based community museum, the Jewish Museum of Australia has received several industry awards.