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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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WednesdayWed, 19 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Parashat HaShavua - Weekly Parasha Study

Wednesday, May 19th 8:15p to 9:30pMusings on our Texts - A contemporary look at our ancient texts.

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FridayFri, 21 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Shabbat Live

Friday, May 21st 6:15p to 7:45pJoin our Shabbat Live service online. Click here for details: https://www.emanuel.org.au/services

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FridayFri, 21 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Masorti Shabbat

Friday, May 21st 6:15p to 7:45pAn inclusive, egalitarian, traditional service. The prayers are conducted in Hebrew and are led by the rabbis and knowledgeable lay leaders from a traditional siddur.

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WednesdayWed, 26 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Parashat HaShavua - Weekly Parasha Study

Wednesday, May 26th 8:15p to 9:30pMusings on our Texts - A contemporary look at our ancient texts.

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FridayFri, 28 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Shabbat Live

Friday, May 28th 6:15p to 7:45pJoin our Shabbat Live service online. Click here for details: https://www.emanuel.org.au/services

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FridayFri, 21 MayMay, 2021

JBaby

Friday, May 21st 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, 28 MayMay, 2021

JBaby

Friday, May 28th 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, 18 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Speakeasy with Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins

Tuesday, May 18th 5:00p to 6:00pCome on by with a drink of your choice for an hour of conversation.

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WednesdayWed, 19 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Parashat HaShavua - Weekly Parasha Study

Wednesday, May 19th 8:15p to 9:30pMusings on our Texts - A contemporary look at our ancient texts.

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MondayMon, 24 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Intermediate Hebrew Classes - term 2

Monday, May 24th 5:00p to 6:00pWe are offering weekly Hebrew classes on Monday evenings in term. We will open the world of reading a Hebrew prayerbook for you! Your commitment is just one hour a week and 10-15 minutes practice a day.

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MondayMon, 24 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Learn to chant Haftarah

Monday, May 24th 6:00p to 7:00pCome along and learn to chant the haftarah trope with Rabbi Cantor George Mordecai. Functional proficiency in reading Hebrew with vowels is essential. This course is free for members. Registrations are essential. At this stage sessions will be held via Zoom. After registration you will be sent Zoom link.

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MondayMon, 24 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Beginners' Hebrew Classes - term 2

Monday, May 24th 6:00p to 7:00pWe are offering weekly Hebrew classes on Monday evenings in term. We will open the world of reading a Hebrew prayerbook for you! Your commitment is just one hour a week and 10-15 minutes practice a day.

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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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