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Address: 166 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9267 2477

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We were only able to see it from the outside as it was locked, but as the oldest synagogue in Sydney, it is quite beautiful! It's certainly worth a visit especially if you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were only able to see it from the outside as it was locked, but as the oldest synagogue in Sydney, it is quite beautiful! It's certainly worth a visit especially if you're near Hyde Park

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

To describe Synagogue is very hard but I tradin the mitle of cyty nice very aold still most of the time very by your a lot of weddings

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I never even knew that the Synagogue was in the city! When the open day happened through Sydney and we bought a ticket and planned our trip around the city, this Synagogue drew my attention because of its central location. It was really interesting to find it, hear about its history and go inside. As the most beautiful Synagogue in... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Synagogue is worth visiting for its' beauty. Visits only on tour (or for services). Get GOOD directions. The front is gated and locked until the tour starts and an armed guard lets people in (sad commentary for our times). The principal part of the tour was the lecture. We Jews learned more about our religion than we expected, and... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We walked and walked around Sydney looking for the Synagogue we finally found it and it was chained closed. The office is behind the Synagogue. So we walked to the office and there is an intercom system. A voice behind the intercom told us they give a tour once a month and the day we visited we couldn't get in.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A wonderful Old building in the heart of the Sydney CBD.. Beautiful Outside and Gorgeous Inside ! To see how Generous a place of worship is, pop in here if you can. you wont be disappointing

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Took the Thursday tour with my family. Infant girl was awoken by the Shofar blast demonstrated by tour guide. Woke baby girl up - which I found very timely! An English gentleman tour guide, Cambridge-educated, adding an air of erudition and chokmah. A beautifully ornamented beis and well worth a visit when in Sydney. Take a bus afterwards, maybe, out... More 

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I went for the 12pm tour on a Thursday. There was a small group of us and we were lead into the Synagogue where we met with one of the members of the Synagogue. We sat down in the pews and watched a 30 minute movie of the history of the Synagogue as well as Judaism in Australia. The movie... More 

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Millburn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Great synagogue is a beautiful building. They have a video that gives the history of the Jewish community in Australia that is very interesting and informative. We sort of joined a non-Jewish senior citizens group that was having a private tour so we had an interesting guide. I'm not sure if everyone visiting gets a guide. There is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went there last month,they conduct tours on a Thursday....but I was not happy paying a 10 dollar fee..........tour was about the history of the Synangogue. Was ok ....but paying a fee was not a happy thing.

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Address: 166 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9267 2477
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > St. James

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