We are a modern orthodox synagogue, centrally located in Southern Sydney.  We draw our membership mostly from the St. George, Sutherland Shire and adjacent areas and being a warm and friendly community, welcome visitors and newcomers.

We are a synagogue large enough to be fully functional but small enough not to be impersonal.  Our members are not anonymous; they are valued individuals and new members will have the opportunity to participate in a full spiritual and community life.

Services

These are held on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings as well as on all festivals. A traditional Kiddush follows the Shabbat morning service. For times please refer to What’s On.

Cheder

Classes are held on Sunday mornings during school term by our minister’s wife, Fiona. Members of the synagogue are privileged to have their children taught at no extra cost.

Social Activities

Our social committee conducts many and varied functions throughout the year not only to entertain and stimulate us but also to raise funds. As well as the above activities Shiurs, Art classes and Table Tennis competition are held monthly.

Friendship Club

This senior group meets every Wednesday in the shule hall to socialise, and play a variety of games.  Jewish and non-Jewish speakers provide talks on a range of interesting subjects and lunch is served at a minimal cost.  Outings such as bus trips, walks and visits to the theatre occur regularly.

Women’s Circle

Meetings are held for our female members and friends on various topics usually held just before festivals.

Or Hadash

Our newsletter is published regularly before festivals and is e-mailed or posted to congregants.  It carries items of religious, social and practical interest.  Contributions are always welcome.

Minister

Our Minister and spiritual leader is Tzuriel Avila, who is ably assisted by his wife, Fiona.

Administration

The affairs of the synagogue are administered by a Board of Directors which is elected at the Annual General Meeting, generally held in November.

Our Area

The synagogue is located in the small suburb of Allawah, close to Hurstville, Kogarah and Brighton and not far from Rockdale to the north and the Sutherland Shire to the south. The Sydney Airport is some 20 minutes away.