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Welcome to the web site of The Great Synagogue, the most beautiful Synagogue in Australia and one of the finest in the world.

The Great Synagogue is one of the national treasures of Australia but it is also a vibrant congregation with 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. In our site you will find information relating to The Great Synagogue itself and also a range of information on Jews in Australia and Judaism generally.

You can check the times for services, what events we have on, what we offer for members and visitors as well as read a history of the synagogue building.

If you are visiting Sydney during the holyday season, by cruise ship or otherwise, visit us at The Great Synagogue at one of our regular tours at 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you want to attend services, please check times elsewhere in this website.

If you are interested in joining The Great Synagogue congregation call office on +61 2 9267 2477 or email our office to

If you want to know what's going on, don't hesitate in looking at the Calendar of Events.

We are always delighted to welcome new seatholders to The Great, and also Great Supporters, those of you who may belong to other shules but still want to support our historic congregation. You can click HERE to download membership forms or ring +61 2 9267 2477.




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.