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The Great Synagogue offers tours led by our Rabbis and Tour Guides for schools and private groups. We showcase our beautiful Shule and all of it's historical, religious and architectural significance. Consecrated in 1878, it is the earliest surviving synagogue in Sydney, and one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in Australia. Since it's opening, the Great Synagogue has been central to Jewish culture and worship in Sydney, and is home to a thriving modern orthodox congregation. 

Tours are approximately 1 hour, and include a video screening and a Q & A either with Rabbi or one of our Tour Facilitators. We cater to smaller groups, and to a maximum of 160 group attendees. Bookings can be made via our tours calendar below on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week. If a date you want is not available, please get in touch with us via email as we may be able to fit you in at the same time as another tour.

Tour pricing starts at $400 including GST and prices are staggered based on group numbers, listed as follows : 

TOURS Pricing

Attendees Amount
0-39  $400
40-79 $500
80-160 $750


Entry is from 187a Elizabeth Street, Sydney, unless otherwise specified. We kindly ask that you arrive 10 mins. before the start time so you may pass through security succinctly. Please note that photography is not permitted inside the Synagogue building, and no food/drinks are allowed during the visit. 

We require 7 days notice for all tour bookings.  With regards to cancelation and postponement, we do not offer refunds but providing we receive 7 days written notice we are happy to move your tour date to another available date in the future. 

We no longer offer tours to the general public for impromptu visits. All tours must be booked using our booking system.

We welcome people to attend our services as another way to enjoy and experience our beautiful venue. Service info can be found here.  For any first time visitors please email with your identification documents and notice of which service you would like to attend.

Tue, 27 February 2024 18 Adar I 5784