Our ministers are there for you when it counts, when you have lost someone important in your life. They will advise you about the proceedures you need to follow and make sure your loved one is buried with dignity and honour.

You may choose to perpetuate the memory of your loved one through a permanent plaque on our memorial boards. Just CLICK HERE to download a form.

Lifecycle Events

Ben Selinger's Barmitzvah

135 Years of Lifecycle events

The Great Synagogue is a favoured synagogue for weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. The beauty of the surroundings adds to the special importance of the day in the life of a family

Why not have your simcha in one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world? The Great Synagogue is the perfect venue for a Bar Mitzvah, a Bat Mitzvah or a wedding and adds just that extra special something to one of the most important days in the life of your family. Please call the office at 9267 2477 and we'll talk you through all of the various options 


Your Simcha


Lucy and Jason Romain on their wedding day


Daniel Abulafia's Barmitzvah

Wedding reunion function
Some of the hundreds of couples who have married at The Great Synagogue over 132 years
came together for a special celebratory function.


Natasha May's Batmitzvah

Oliver Richards' Barmitzvah

The Great is often chosen for a little girl's baby naming, with Dad and sometimes Granddad called to the Torah.

We've even had a b'rit milah in the shule although Caleb Hilton (pictured above), son of Mark and Kelly Hilton and grandson to Rev David Hilton and wife Stephanie, had his brit milah recently in London.