The Friendly Shul



Services paused – 20 Jan 2021

With the COVID situation as it is, services at the Shul will be paused this weekend. We are currently doing a weekly risk assessment, and this week we believe the risk to the congregation is to high with the case numbers and for vulnerable members attending. We will reassess next week and update you on Thursday.

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Rabbi Eli Feldman is the Jewish Chaplain at Sydney University, UNSW and Macquarie University. He is also the Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of NSW.

Rabbi Eli and Rebbetzin Elka Feldman have a wealth of experience in spiritual leadership and pastoral care and we are delighted to have them lead our Congregation as we approach our Synagogue’s Centenary.


Please be advised that services are on hold during the COVID lockdown.

Find out all about our daily services as well as dates and times for specific festivals and holy days

Are you interested in becoming a member or joining Newtown Synagogue?

We welcome all new members with open arms to get involved with the synagogues activities, events and many services that we have to offer all year around.

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Newtown Synagogue is only possible because of your kind generosity and we thank you for your generous donation.

We are in the midst of Jewish Renaissance in the Inner West of Sydney.

We have a dedicated group who are committed to a complete revival of Jewish presence and activity, and it is through charitable donations that we are able to continue offering the services and activities for everyone.

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Organised Jewish life in Newtown started in about 1883 in the form of a minyan held at the home of Abram and Naomi Solomon at 6 Georgina Street, around 50 meters from the current site of the Synagogue. The minyan then moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Selig of Alice Street, Newtown.

As the numbers of those attending grew, the congregation rented rooms at the Oddfellows Hall in Wilson Street. The first Minister to hold a position at the Synagogue was Reverend Isaac Morris, who had recently arrived from Cardiff.


Keep appraised of all ongoings in the synagogue to ensure you do miss out on any activity, service or special high holiday.

You can also contact us to speak about any life events you may have coming up such as a bar/bat mitzvah or a wedding.

Feel free to contact us and see the upcoming events here.

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Do you have any questions for us?

20 Georgina St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

(02) 9550 1192

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