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Welcome to Emanuel Synagogue, Sydney

YOUR VIRTUAL HOME

A home where you can live your Judaism in a contemporary world, drawing on ancient teachings and traditions. Because of the current extraordinary situation, we are transitioning to be a virtual community at this time offering an increasing range of services and activities online. For more details click here.

Emanuel Synagogue has also supported the creation of   Dunera an exciting new
online initiative  to bring the world of art, culture and inspiring live events
for the Australian Jewish community. 

Equality

We teach and practise that women in Judaism have equal rights and responsibilities. People of all genders have equal roles in Jewish life and in the community. We sit together and engage and participate equally in Jewish services, Jewish life and in society.

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Pluralist

We are proud to acknowledge there is more than one way to believe, practise and live as a Jew — a fact that has been embraced by Judaism throughout history. Our different streams of Judaism complement and strengthen each other - offer choices and make for a stronger community.

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Diverse

Our lives are enriched through diversity. We embrace the diversity of Jewish experience, thought and practice. We provide a Jewish home for people of all backgrounds and gender orientation who support our mission and values. Just as an ecosystem is stronger the more diverse it is, so too is our congregation.

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Our Mission

Emanuel Synagogue provides a dynamic, pluralistic congregation committed to Jewish tradition, creating community and celebrating diversity. We offer a variety of services, programmes and activities. We welcome you to join us.

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What's Happening

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SundaySun, 14 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
In Conversation - George Newhouse: How can the Jewish Community have deeper engagement with refugees, First Nations & people with disabilities?

Sunday, Mar 14th 5:00p to 6:30pIn Conversation - George Newhouse: Judaism’s call to anti-discrimination: how to support refugees, First Nations and people with disabilities.

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SundaySun, 28 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Family Seder

Sunday, Mar 28th 5:00p to 6:30pJoin us with your children and grandchildren as we enjoy a Pesach seder experience which is fun and engaging. Filled with songs, games and storytelling we journey through the haggadah and finish with a pesach meal together.

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SundaySun, 28 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Communal Second Night Seder

Sunday, Mar 28th 6:15p to 10:00pServices 6:15pm followed by the seder Join with our community as the clergy lead a seder traversing the traditional haggadah with songs and participation.

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ThursdayThu, 1 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Women's Seder

Thursday, Apr 1st 6:15p to 10:00pWe invite the women of our congregation to join in our annual seder. We will journey through the haggadah created by our community and celebrate the role women played in the Exodus story.

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WednesdayWed, 10 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Parashat HaShavua - Weekly Parasha Study

Wednesday, Mar 10th 8:15p to 9:30pMusings on our Texts - A contemporary look at our ancient texts.

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ThursdayThu, 11 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Thursday Night in the Circle

Thursday, Mar 11th 7:15p to 9:00pJoin Cantor George Mordecai on Thursday evenings to learn some very deep Torah.

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WednesdayWed, 17 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Parashat HaShavua - Weekly Parasha Study

Wednesday, Mar 17th 8:15p to 9:30pMusings on our Texts - A contemporary look at our ancient texts.

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ThursdayThu, 18 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Thursday Night in the Circle

Thursday, Mar 18th 7:15p to 9:00pJoin Cantor George Mordecai on Thursday evenings to learn some very deep Torah.

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WednesdayWed, 24 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Parashat HaShavua - Weekly Parasha Study

Wednesday, Mar 24th 8:15p to 9:30pMusings on our Texts - A contemporary look at our ancient texts.

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FridayFri, 12 MarMarch, 2021

JBaby

Friday, Mar 12th 9:30a to 11:00aThe JBaby Friday morning program allows parents to bring their child aged 0-2 years old to a Jewish community event for light snacks, refreshments, socializing and entertainment.

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FridayFri, 19 MarMarch, 2021

JBaby

Friday, Mar 19th 9:30a to 11:00aThe JBaby Friday morning program allows parents to bring their child aged 0-2 years old to a Jewish community event for light snacks, refreshments, socializing and entertainment.

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FridayFri, 26 MarMarch, 2021

JBaby

Friday, Mar 26th 9:30a to 11:00aThe JBaby Friday morning program allows parents to bring their child aged 0-2 years old to a Jewish community event for light snacks, refreshments, socializing and entertainment.

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SundaySun, 28 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Family Seder

Sunday, Mar 28th 5:00p to 6:30pJoin us with your children and grandchildren as we enjoy a Pesach seder experience which is fun and engaging. Filled with songs, games and storytelling we journey through the haggadah and finish with a pesach meal together.

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FridayFri, 2 AprApril, 2021

JBaby

Friday, Apr 2nd 9:30a to 11:00aThe JBaby Friday morning program allows parents to bring their child aged 0-2 years old to a Jewish community event for light snacks, refreshments, socializing and entertainment.

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TuesdayTue, 9 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Speakeasy with Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins

Tuesday, Mar 9th 5:00p to 6:00pCome on by with a drink of your choice for an hour of conversation.

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WednesdayWed, 10 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Parashat HaShavua - Weekly Parasha Study

Wednesday, Mar 10th 8:15p to 9:30pMusings on our Texts - A contemporary look at our ancient texts.

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ThursdayThu, 11 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Thursday Night in the Circle

Thursday, Mar 11th 7:15p to 9:00pJoin Cantor George Mordecai on Thursday evenings to learn some very deep Torah.

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SundaySun, 14 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
In Conversation - George Newhouse: How can the Jewish Community have deeper engagement with refugees, First Nations & people with disabilities?

Sunday, Mar 14th 5:00p to 6:30pIn Conversation - George Newhouse: Judaism’s call to anti-discrimination: how to support refugees, First Nations and people with disabilities.

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MondayMon, 15 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Conversations about Israel

Monday, Mar 15th 10:00a to 11:30aConversation About Israel: a wide ranging conversation about the land and people of Israel (wherever we may be found) addressing society, culture and other issues of concern.

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Our Vision

That all Jews have a spiritual home to sanctify their lives through Jewish practice, sensitive to contemporary society and committed to Jewish tradition.

3,709

Number of Members

Emanuel Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Australia and is enjoying strong growth.

72

Number of events this year

Every week, Emanuel Synagogue hosts a wide range of events for members and visitors.

225

Number of volunteers

Emanuel Synagogue could not succeed without our wonderful volunteers. Every week, dozens of people help with a wide variety of tasks.

43

Number of B'nei Mitzvah

We love welcoming the dozens of children who have their B'nei Mitzvah in our synagogue each year.

Support

As a community organisation, we are committed to providing support for our members and the ideals of the Synagogue, including delivering programs and activities that help us to realise our goals.

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Bequests

A Bequest is a gift that will guarantee the traditions and practices of Jewish life will remain vibrant for years to come. Whatever you choose to do, your Bequest will be of value to future generations.

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