Hanukkah in Hollis Park this Sunday – 28 Nov 2021

Synagogue services have resumed on  Friday nights and Saturday mornings as well as Kiddush on Saturdays. All attendees  need to register in advance to keep us COVIDsafe and wear a mask, but vaccination is no longer required to attend. We do recommend you get the jab if you haven’t already.

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

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

Mostly, people frequent the Synagogue to meet friends and make new ones, in a relaxed and accepting environment. There are many who come to the Synagogue as a place to pray and reflect.

During COVID we have weekly services, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Outside of the COVID we host a weekly Friday night dinner in our community hall. The Kosher food is 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 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.



Services have resumed as of 15 October following the NSW health orders. To attend you must register in advance and be vaccinated, with two shots.

Service Times

Friday night service is from 6pm, while Saturday morning service is from 9:30am. See more here.

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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 on a seat in the Shul and support our wonderful community, please join us.

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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 / DIRECT DEBIT: Use your online bank to make a transfer to:
Account No: 960034
BSB: 032036
Account Name: Newtown Synagogue Inc.

CREDIT / DEBIT CARD donations – visit https://www.newtownshul.online/ where you will be able to donate with card. We are migrating this website to www.shul.org.au soon! 

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

Note – tax receipts: If you require a tax receipts (for a donation of $500 or more) please email our administrator on newtown@shul.org.au.

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 Adult Chabad.
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.