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Restoring Our Sanctuary


With almost 150 years of history, The Great Synagogue has been an immensely meaningful space for our community and the home of many memories, semachot and beautiful services.

We are proud to be a Synagogue with an incredibly rich history in Sydney, a growing community of new members and an inclusive approach.

We believe that the time has come that our sanctuary reflects our ethos and that we have a service and experience that includes and connects to everyone in Shule. This will put The Great Synagogue in good stead to meet our future needs as a community.

Our restoration plan for The Great Synagogue involves relocating the Bimah back to its original position in the centre of the Synagogue. This honours the intentions of our architect Thomas Rowe, and allows the service to rise from the centre of the congregation as our Chazzan and Choir inspire and uplift everyone who attends.

The new Bimah will be a permanent contribution to our Synagogue’s inclusivity, as it restores the original vision of our founders for the sanctuary and places us in a strong position to attract new members and attendees for the future.

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 To view our brochure with more information on the project, plans and FAQ's.
Our Rabbi and President are always available to answer any questions you may have in relation to this project to restore our sanctuary at The Great Synagogue.

Thu, 30 May 2024 22 Iyar 5784