COVID-19 advice – Update 24/6/2020
It is with great joy that we announce that Newtown Synagogue continues to be open for prayer services this Friday night and Shabbat morning! Meals can not yet be served unfortunately.

If you would like to attend, you will need to register to attend as the NSW government requires us to keep a register to allow for contact-tracing for COVID.

Winter Broadcast Timing change: With the Shul re-opening, the Rabbi will continue to broadcast the Havdalah service at 7:00pm on Saturdays, in addition to live streamed Torah classes on Wednesday (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.



Services have now resumed at the Shul, on Friday evening (6:00pm) and Saturday morning (9:30am) services. If you would like to attend, you will need to register to attend as the NSW government requires us to keep a register to allow for contact-tracing for COVID.

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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.