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Oldest Synagogue in Sydney

About The Great

Since 1878, The Great Synagogue has enjoyed pride of place as one of Sydney’s most beautiful and fascinating Heritage buildings, and is a majestic feature of the Sydney cityscape facing Hyde Park.

It is home to a thriving congregation with a full range of services, and is one of the most visible and visited Jewish buildings in Australia. This majestic building is a vibrant place of prayer, learning, moral enrichment and celebration.

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Weekly Services

Our daily and Shabbat services are a lovely mixture of the traditional mixed with contemporary elements.

Upcoming Events

See all our upcoming events and ways to participate.

Festival Services

Your place to find everything you need for High Holidays 5783 with The Great Synagogue.

Synagogue Resources

Visitor Hub

Visit & Tour

Everything you need to know when visiting The Great Synagogue.

History & Museum

Living our heritage: Learn about our History, Synagogue symbolism and our curated Museum pieces.

Venue Hire

Perfect for your next Simcha or event. From the magnificent sanctuary to fully equipped function rooms and kitchens. 

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A Vibrant Community

Interested in community events, volunteering or becoming a member of The Great Synagogue?

Ways to Connect

Whether it's a brit milah, a bar/bat mitzvah, or a wedding, we'd love to be a part of it.

Lifecycle Events

Listen to an extensive collection of past shiurim, musical recordings & educational series and classes.

Music & Learning

Protecting Our Future

The Foundation

The Great plays a special part in the lives of so many people, both within our community and beyond. Our ambition is to secure our community's future to ensure its viability, sustainability, and continuity. The Foundation ensures that The Great Synagogue will continue being the heart and soul of our community for generations to come.  

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