Visiting over Shabbat?
We are always delighted to welcome Jewish visitors to services at The Great Synagogue. If you are here on a Shabbat morning, please make yourself known to the Shammas if you are a male; if there is a place in our call-up schedule we would be delighted to offer you an aliya. Should you be able to call or email The Great Synagogue before Shabbat, then we can make your names known to security and welcome you properly.
Should you wish to make a donation in honour of your visit, you are welcome to call the synagogue on +612 9267 2477 after Shabbat or email us in the office.
Visiting over Pesach?
If you are planning to be in Sydney on the first days of Pesach, we'll help direct you to a communal seder or, if you prefer CLICK HERE for the contact websites of kosher caterers who prepare Pesachdic food which can be delivered to your hotel
Tours of the Synagogue
Public tours are usually held:
Tuesdays: 12 noon on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
Thursdays: 12 noon on each Thursday of the month. No tours are held on Public holidays or Jewish festivals.
Enter from Elizabeth Street. Cost: $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for Senior Citizens and $5.00 for children.
Schools and interest groups (over 20 people) are welcome to book tours at 10am or 2pm on Tuesdays (the first and third Tuesdays of each month) and Thursdays; phone 9267 2477. Minimum charge of $100 per group.
Our group of guides are all volunteers and some have very specialised knowledge in different aspects of the synagogue and Jewish life and history generally; they are co-ordinated by Richard Symonds.