Emanuel Synagogue


The birth of a child is a moment for celebration, both in your family and our community. It is the joy in the fulfilment of the promise of the next generation. As with many moments in our lives, we use a ritual to add meaning and context and celebration, to sanctify this great occasion.

This is a very special and personal experience and the entire staff at Emanuel Synagogue are here to ensure an uplifting journey for your family.

If you are expecting and would like to find out about a naming ceremony, a circumcision or have any other questions, you can contact us on (02) 9389 6444 or info@emanuel.org.au and we will direct you to the right person.


We have a special group for expecting couples, regardless of whether this is your first, second or more child. Join Rabbi Kaiserblueth for a series of informal sessions designed as preparation for birth in a Jewish context. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet others about to welcome a new bundle of joy. Sessions are held every month in a private home.

This is a program for those expecting a baby in their lives, whether through birth or adoption, and whether the 1st or 5th!

The concept is to foster/build relationships with people going through the same life stage that will carry forward after the class has concluded.

The program consists of 4 sessions:

Jewish Traditions and rituals around Brit Milah, Simchat Bat, naming, and rituals to do at home with the child

The birth experience – a doula or midwife is invited to speak about the process leading up to and the birth itself and to foster a dialogue

Finance –  Financial advisors are invited to have foster a conversation regarding how you and your family will speak about, plan for, and implement the financial considerations of your new arrival

First Aid/CPR – Instructors will instruct the participants on the basics of infant first aid and CPR.

Term 1, 2021 Dates
Sunday January 17   2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday January 31  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday February 14  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday February 28 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Click here to register for the Jewnatal programme.

Download Birth Booklet here

0 to 2 years


JBaby is a weekly programme on Fridays from 9:30am to 11:00am offering a fun place for parents to bring their child aged 0-2 years old to a Jewish community event for light snacks, refreshments, socializing and entertainment.

Click here for more information and to register.