The Asylum Seeker Centre needs your help

Chanukah Drive for the Asylum Seekers Centre

We are collecting urgently needed non-perishable food items and toiletries.

Bring some light into the life of people in need.

The Asylum Seeker Centre is currently assisting around 1200 people each fortnight with food and essential supplies.
As Chanukah approaches, we have the opportunity to bring some light into the world and offer much needed assistance.
We are collecting food and toiletry items most needed. Go to the website https://asylumseekerscentre.org.au/food-and-toiletry-donations/
to find a more full list of “always needed” foods and toiletries, but urgent needs are currently:

Food Urgently needed:

  • Pasta sauce / Passata
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned tomatoes

Toiletries Urgently needed:

  • Razors
  • Shampoo
  • Sanitary pads (no tampons please)

Always needed:

  • Breakfast cereal  (preferably up to 500g packs)
  • Coffee (instant)
  • Condiments (honey, jam)
  • Cooking oil (vegetable/canola 750ml or 1 litre containers)
  • Dried fruit (apricots, prunes, dates)
  • Dried lentils (red or green)
  • Long life milk (1 litre containers)
  • Noodles (instant)
  • Pasta (spaghetti, penne, spirals etc)
  • Rice (Basmati is the most popular)
  • Tea (black or green)
  • Tinned or instant soup
  • Tinned chickpeas and kidney beans
  • Tinned corn
  • Tinned fish
  • Spices (chilli, curry powder, turmeric etc), small packets or bottles


Always needed:

  • Deodorant (for men & women)
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Shaving cream
  • Shower gel / body wash
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

Please drop off the goods to:

  • Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra (Woods Ave entrance)
  • Jesse’s Cafe, 443-445 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay
  • Le Marais, 6/1094 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
  • Grandma Moses, 105-109 Anzac Parade, Kensington


Emanuel Synagogue
7 Ocean Street
Woollahra, NSW 2025

Contact Us

p: 02 9389 6444

e: info@emanuel.org.au

Shabbat Times

Parashat Vaera
Shabbat, January 16, 2021
3rd of Sh'vat, 5781

Candle Lighting
Friday, January 15 2021  7:51PM

Motzei Shabbat 8:26PM

Receive the latest news, events, and promos from Emanuel Synagogue.

Click the button below to join our mailing list