WELCOME TO NEWTOWN SYNAGOGUE

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

It 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.

Shalom!

Service Times

Shabbat Schedule

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times

Friday

Pre-service L’chaim in the Hall 6:00 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Service  in the Synagogue 6:30 pm

Shabbat Dinner book online here 7.30 pm

Saturday

Shabbat Morning Kabbalah Class in the Hall 9:00 AM

Shabbat morning service in the Synagogue 9:30 AM

Children’s Service in the Hall 11:00 am

Kiddush and Lunch in the Hall 12:15 pm

High Holy Days Schedules

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Light Candles at 5:30 pm

Fast Begins at 5:30 pm

Kol Nidrei Services: 6:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Morning Services: 9:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Kids Service: 12:00 pm

Afternoon Service: 4:15 pm

Neilah Closing Service: 4:45 pm

Fast Ends at 6:26 pm

Break-the-fast feast at 7:00pm

Yom Kippur dinner co-hosted by Newtown Synagogue and Young Adult Chabad. Book here

Sukkot

To purchase a Sukkah or a Lulav & Etrog, please call Golds Judaica Store at 9300 0495

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Light Candles at 5:34 pm

Evening Services: 6:30 pm

Dinner in the Sukkah: 7:00 pm

Sukkah dinner co-hosted by Newtown Synagogue and Young Adult Chabad. Book here

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Pop in to Shake the Lulav and Etrog and have a piece of cake in the Sukkah!

Morning Services: 9:30 am

Kids Service: 11:00 am

Kiddush in the Sukkah: 12:15 pm

Evening Services: 6:30 pm

Light Candles* after 6:25 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

Pop in to Shake the Lulav and Etrog and have a piece of cake in the Sukkah!

Morning Services: 9:30 am

Kids Service: 11:00 am

Kiddush in the Sukkah: 12:15 pm

Holiday Ends at 7:46 pm

Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

Light Shabbat Candles at 5:37 pm

Pre-drinks in the Sukkah: 6:00 pm

Evening services: 6:30 pm

Dinner in the Sukkah 7:30 pm

Sukkah dinner co-hosted by Newtown Synagogue and Young Adult Chabad. Book here

Shemini Atzeret

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

Light Candles at 5:39 pm

Evening Services: 6:30 pm

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

Barmitzvah of Solly Pager

Morning Services: 9:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 11:00 am

Kids Service: 11:00 am

Barmitzvah Kiddush: 12:00 pm

Simchat Torah

Monday, Oct.1, 2018

Light Candles* after 6:35 pm

(Light only from a pre-existing flame)

Evening Service and dancing with the Torah: 6:30 pm

Festive dinner: 7:30 pm

Dinner co-hosted by Newtown Synagogue and Young Adult Chabad. Book here

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

Morning Services: 9:30 am

Kids Service: 11:00 am

Followed by dancing with the Torah and festive Kiddush lunch

*All Welcome!*

Holiday Ends at 6:35 pm

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.

 

Membership

Memberships

Please note that applications for new membership are considered by the Board before they are approved. If you wish to apply for membership, please complete the application form below, but do not send money until the administrator has contacted you.

Existing members – renew your membership by clicking this link

MEMBERSHIP TYPE

ANNUAL PAYMENT

Single Adult  $400.00
Two Adults Same address $500.00
Family Two adults & any dependent children $550.00
Single Parent Family One adult & any dependent children $400.00
Pensioner / Student Pension / student card copy must to be attached $150.00
Associate/ Person Converting Intended for people undergoing conversion. Non-voting at AGM.
$200.00
Friend of Newtown Synagogue Intended for people who want to support Newtown Synagogue.
Non-voting at AGM.
$150.00
Visiting Student Single semester. Non-voting at AGM.
$50.00
Life Membership  $5000

 

Note: The fee comprises $1 for membership, the remainder for religious services. All new memberships require approval of The Board of the Newtown Synagogue.

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.