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Welcome to the web site of The Great Synagogue, the most beautiful Synagogue in Australia and the home to a thriving modern congregation. We are blessed with an enthusiastic and dynamic religious and lay leadership and a large and dedicated membership.

We have activities throughout the week and a full range of services. The Great Synagogue welcomes all Jews regardless of their level of observance, marital status, age, race, family composition, sexual orientation, or disabilities.

If you want to know what's going on, take a look at our Calendar of Events. You can also check the times for services, what we offer members and visitors, and you can read a history of the synagogue building. We give regular tours at 12 noon on the first and third Tuesday of the month and every Thursday.

Membership is offered for $500 per annum, and there is an extra charge if you would like a dedicate seat with a brass plaque. To inquire about membership please call our friendly office on +61 2 9267 2477 or email You can click HERE to download membership forms.


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Donating to The Great

Celebrating a simcha, wish to remember a loved one or make an offering for a mitzvah? The Great Synagogue welcomes all donations to enable us to provide and develop services to the congregation, wider community and visitors, conserve the treasures entrusted in our collection for future generations and maintain the fabric of our heritage building.

If you are considering making a donation, perhaps you may wish to consider an item from our ‘Donations List’. There is a wide range of items required and all donations would be suitably acknowledged. In certain circumstances, such donations may be tax deductible.

If you wish to donate any of the items listed or have any queries, please contact our office on 9267 2477 or email

Click here to view the donation list.