Dayenu provides the following general information on Synagogues attended by our members in the Sydney area for information only. The links below will open in a separate tab/window.

Sydney's GLBT-friendly Synagogues

  • Eastern Suburbs:
    • Emanuel Synagogue Woollahra is a pluralist Progressive/Conservative congregation. Emanuel Synagogue is exceptionally welcoming of gay and lesbian Jews, and is committed to equality and freedom from discrimination for all people.
      Their commitment to gay and lesbian congregants ranges from the hosting of the Shabbat Mardi Gras dinner, to the recognition of the status of gay and lesbian relationships through the provision of Family memberships, to formal education and discussion evenings on issues of concern to the Gay and Lesbian community.
      The Rabbis of Emanuel Synagogue, under the auspices of the Rabbinical Moetza of the Union for Progressive Judaism, are now authorised to perform commitment ceremonies for lesbian and gay couples, providing both partners are Jewish.
      The synagogue is located at 7 Ocean Street, Woollahra, close to Oxford St.
      For more information, please telephone: +61 (0)2 9328 7833 or visit their website.
      Rabbis Jeffrey Kamins, Jacqueline Ninio and Paul Jacobson.
  • Inner-Western Suburbs:
    • Newtown Synagogue is an Orthodox congregation equally welcoming gays and lesbians. Set in a beautiful historic building at 20 Georgina Street, Newtown, this synagogue is close to the bars, shopping and dining experience of King Street.
      For more information, please telephone: +61 (0)417 462870.
  • North Shore:
    • North Shore Temple Emanuel is a gay-friendly Progressive congregation located at 28 Chatswood Avenue, Chatswood, a comfortable walk from the train station.
      For more information, please telephone: +61 (0)2 9419 7011.
  • CBD:
    • The Great Synagogue Phone: +61 (0)2 9267 2477. The mother congregation of Australian Jewry established about 1818. Synagogue consecrated 1878. Acclaimed heritage building (facing Hyde Park) with vibrant program of activities.

GLBT-friendly Synagogues outside Sydney

  • Temple Shalom, Gold Coast Established over thirty years ago, Temple Shalom Gold Coast is an egalitarian Progressive synagogue, welcoming to all, providing spiritual, educational and social opportunities for the Gold Coast Jewish community.  They embrace everyone, regardless of origin and family background and circumstances and are welcoming of GLBT Jews on the Gold Coast.

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