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       Great Women: The Heart of our Community       

Great Women Charter

Great Women is an umbrella organisation within The Great Synagogue. It connects the women’s interest groups by promoting their events, facilitating collaboration and providing support for their initiatives.


During this time of isolation, staying connected and engaged in society and our community, with family and friends, has been paramount to keeping physically and emotionally safe and healthy – at a distance and online. With that in mind we are so proud to have created a program of online engagement for you, our community.

We’ve been live streaming several times a week via the Zoom platform, sharing Life stories, experiences and journeys, Discussion topics and Q&As with expert speakers, we have wonderful How to sessions – demos, baking, cooking, crafts and décor.

Below you will find the recorded sessions which can be viewed if you missed out on joining any of the live sessions, or if you’d like to watch them again.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our Facebook page, we have many more great sessions planned and we will continue this incredible initiative even when we’re able to see one another face to face.

We hope you enjoy!



Rosh Chodesh Iyar:

Connecting in a Physically Distant World

An intimate and spiritual discussion with Abra Kaplan


A Search for

Ladino Culture in America

A fascinating discussion with Hinda Young

Nothing to see here.

How to Stay Sane

When the World Seems Crazy

Insights from Caroline Lewis, life coach.

Domestic Violence

in the Times of COVID

With Dr Ellie Freedman, Women's Health expert.

Nothing to see here.

Rosh Chodesh Sivan:

Receiving Abundance

A discussion with Abra Kaplan.

Giving in the Age

of COVID-19

With Lisa Pillemer.

Nothing to see here.

Managing The Great:

Behind The Scenes

An interview with The Great Synagogue

General Manager Lynn Niselow


My Life's Journey:

Hard Work, Luck and Staying Power

An interview with The Great Synagogue's

first female President Ros Fischl OAM

Nothing to see here.

How Nursing Triggered

My Journey to Judaism

An interview with Simone Green


How COVID-19 Has Impacted My Work

in Emergency Medicine & Medical Ethics

An interview with Dr Sue Hertzberg-Brieger

Nothing to see here.

Now For Something Sweet:

Monday Morning Cooking Club

Lynn Niselow in conversation with the women who

comprise the Monday Morning Cooking Club


Cooking Demo:

Dairy Delights for Shavuot

Sharon Schach shares and demonstrates

Shavuot-friendly dairy recipes


Nothing to see here.

Feasting Family


Grazing Platter inspiration with Ilana Moddel.



coming soon


Fri, 5 June 2020 13 Sivan 5780