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This is Sydney's oldest synagogue and the architecture both external from Elizabeth Street) and... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Sydney, Australia
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It’s a lovely building in a fine area near Hyde Park. They give tours and have a lot of activities... read more

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166 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9267 2477
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a lovely building in a fine area near Hyde Park. They give tours and have a lot of activities going on. Very friendly staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour and presentation were very interesting and informative, plus it gave a chance to see the inside of the lovely building. The tour guide was very friendly and happy to answer all questions. The museum downstairs is also worth a look after the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JHUK2014
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We visited the building in the late afternoon and it looked pretty decent and classic looking. Unfortunately, we were not able to visit inside due to a public holiday.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

It is a nice synagogue in the heart of Sydney. I visited alot of synagogues around the world - and this one is in the top 5.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DenisL90ZH
Reviewed July 11, 2018

It's very welcoming place & one of the oldest building in Sydney . It's a treasure to Australia & was built in 1876 .It's very active by Sydney jewish community . i got bored but it's a nice place to visit if your a fan...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were fortunate to be in Sydney for one of the limited dates this presentation was scheduled. It was an interesting synopsis of the history of the Sydney Jewish community. The building itself is quite beautiful. It would be nice if there...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank REFieldJr
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This congregation was initially founded in 1828 and the building that we visited was erected in 1878. It typifies what was found within the orthodox segment of Jewish religion from that era. Reservations are necessary to visit this building and only small groups of people...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MusicMan42
Reviewed July 9, 2017

The great synagogue is beautifully and artistically designed. The rabbi of the synagogue gave us a tour and description which was accompanied by a video. The history of the synagogue is linked to that of the Jewish presence in Australia. It was a very moving...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Bracha K
Reviewed March 4, 2017

A "must" for anyone, including other faiths. The tour guide was most engaging and one could tell he LOVED telling us about his beloved Synagogue. (Understandably, no photos were allowed)

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank silviaeaston
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is Sydney's oldest synagogue and the architecture both external from Elizabeth Street) and internal is well worth seeing. The ceiling in the main area is celestial blue with scattered gold stars and is just beautiful. It is open a couple of days a week...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 13JSF
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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