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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
Nice synagogue

It is a nice synagogue in the heart of Sydney. I visited alot of synagogues around the world - and... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Denis L
Zurich, Switzerland
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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 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 Denis L
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Was here as part of the Sydney Open Event. As a group we were seated for an abbreviated 20min tour of the Synagogue. Security was tight as that is the world we live in now! Guides were passionate and knowledgable. All questions were well handled....More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

Only viewed again from the outside and looked like a fabulous older building of Sydney. More time required in this great city to see everything1

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Great Synagogue of Sydney, Australia is said by its website to be the most beautiful in Australia and one of the finest in the world. It is an Australian treasure, but also has a "vibrant congregation" with activities and services. "It welcomes all Jews,"...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
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