COVID-19 advice – Update 21/5/2020 – as of last week the Government is allowing religious services of up to ten people. Summer broadcast times
However, in accordance with Sydney Beth Din guidelines, and an abundance of caution, Newtown Synagogue services remain suspended until further notice
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We will keep the community informed regarding reopening as soon as we can ascertain that it can be done safely and comfortably for our community.

Summer Broadcast Timing: As the days grow brighter, the Rabbi is live streaming the pre-Shabbat service and sermon at 4:00pm on Fridays and Havdalah service at 7:00pm on Saturdays, in addition to classes on Thursday (8:30pm); details here.

Newtown Synagogue is the only Jewish Synagogue in the Inner West of Sydney.

Newtown Shul seeks to provide a space for Jewish people come together for a variety of both social and religious events to celebrate Jewish life cycle events and our Jewish heritage.

Mostly, people frequent the Synagogue to meet friends and make new ones in a really relaxed an accepting environment, however, there are many who come to the Synagogue as a place to be reverent.

We host a weekly Friday night dinner in our social hall. The food prepared and cooked by a roster of volunteers and enjoyed by people from all walks of life who come and join us.

Newtown Synagogue’s “classic hits” such as our Chanukah Menorah Lighting, our awesome Purim Party, our memorable Pesach Seder and our heart-warming Lag B’Omer Bonfire are well attended and perfect opportunities from Jewish people to discover more about Jewish spirituality, practice and tradition.

The Inner West Jewish community is constantly growing and we’d love to welcome you to our spiritual home.



Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Sydney Beth Din have recommended that all minyanim in all Synagogues be suspended until further notice. The rabbi is live streaming via facebook, and classes continue on-line.

We, at Newtown Synagogue, are following this advice and there will be no in-person services, lessons, shabbat dinners or lunches until further notice. Please see the letter from the Sydney Beth Din below for more information.

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Our Rabbi

Photo of Rabbi Eli and Rebbetzin Elka Feldman
Rabbi Eli and Rebbetzin Elka Feldman

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.


Newtown Shul welcomes worshippers to the Shul services, and for our on-line sessions. If you want to become a member, or a friend of Newtown Shul, to have your name in the Shul or to support our wonderful community, please do consider joining.

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Donations and Payments

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.

Be a part of the spirit of revival at the Centre for Jewish Life in the Inner West.

Donations/payments can be made by either of the following methods.

  • EFT – Use your online banking and make a transfer to
    Account Name: Newtown Synagogue INC, BSB: 032036, Account No: 960034
  • Credit Card –***************** Credit card coming soon.*****************

Note: please email newtown@shul.org.au with the transaction details.

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

Our weekly Shabbat Dinners are a joint project of Newtown Synagogue and Young AdultChabad.
Newtown Synagogue provides the venue and Young Adult Chabad pays for the Shabbat Dinner expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to Young Adult Chabad and help ensure the continuity of these wonderful dinners please click here: www.youngadultchabad.org/donate.