Emanuel Synagogue

Upcoming Events


‘Be the Mountain’ Sydney concert with Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal.

Poetica and Emanuel Synagogue are thrilled to join creative forces to bring you Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal in concert for ONE night in Sydney in Emanuel’s beautiful sanctuary space. The opening for Tenzin will be Nadav Kahn. Tickets are limited and bookings essential. 

As one of the world’s finest Tibetan musicians, Tenzin Choegyal has enchanted audiences around the globe with his cantering rhythms, soaring vocals and exquisite flute solos. A son of Tibetan nomads, he feels a particular connection to the music of the Himalayan plateau and remains dedicated to preserving Tibet’s musical traditions. 

13 August – 7:30pm to 9:30pm. In-person at Emanuel



Dr Rachel Kohn OA Book Night

16 August 2022, 6:30pm to 8:30pm | In-Person

The Other Side of the Story

Rachael Kohn AO, FRSN is an award-winning producer and broadcaster. Born in Canada, Rachael earned an Hon. BA, MA and PhD in religious studies, and taught religious studies and Semitic studies at universities in Australia, England and Canada before joining the ABC in 1992. In 2005 Rachael was awarded a Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of New South Wales.

Reclaiming traditions that have been battered by history is not only the responsibility of individual believers, but it is also the task of the observer, the documenter, the historian and theologian, most of whom would be aware that their eyes and ears are trained on a moving target. For in reclaiming living faiths, all of which have had their detractors both within and outside them, one is quickly plunged into discovering religious traditions that have undergone revivals, reformations and refurbishments in the course of their history. This was precisely the world in which the academic discipline of religious studies aroused my interest and to which I brought my enthusiasm in the 1970s when it seemed the Western world was spiritually turned upside down.

“Each essay provides an opportunity for a deeper engagement with the issues and ideas that remain relevant to our time, whether the subject is Jewish Christian relations, the study of cults and the new age, the popularity of atheistic critiques of religion, the reformative experiences of women, the distinctive Jewish mindset and its approaches to science and spirituality and finally, art as the last refuge of the spiritually inclined yet traditionally challenged.”

Tickets are $10


Social Justice Summit 2022

28 August 2022, 10:00am to 4:15pm | In-Person

It’s happening! Get ready for Social Justice Summit 2022

We aspire to be a community that has equal opportunity for all. 

Yet, it’s no secret that only a small minority of Jewish communal organisations have equal gender representation in leadership positions. It’s time to talk and listen, but also act and change! 

– Gain insights from recent research and experiences within local Jewish organisations 

– Hear from current Jewish community leaders 

– Envision the way forward for gender equity 

Tickets on sale now!

Sunday 28th of August at the Millie Phillips Sanctuary at Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney.

The summit is for well-established activists and newcomers alike. Childcare for ages 3-7 can be arranged for a nominal fee – please contact us if you want this service. When buying tickets, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Tickets $45-$75


Sacred Womens Voices

17 September 2022, 7:30pm to 9:30pm | In-Person

The Sacred Women’s Voices comes to Emanuel for a not-to-be-missed performance on 17th September 2022!

Continuous exploration of the sacred from many cultures. As one voice melds into another over 80 minutes, with a fantastic finale bringing all performers together!Featuring:

Sacred Soprano vocals of Heather Lee Cunio with Kim Cunio

Larissa Kovalchuk Vocals and Bandura (Ukraine)

Melbourne’s SARAY Iluminado Femme Duo (Sevdah, traditional music of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Maguerite Montes and Peter Urquhart (Spanish Vocals, guitar and violin) and MORE!

$45 early bird tickets are available up to midnight on 31st August when prices increase to $55.


Kabbalah Tour of Israel 16-25 October, 2022

We begin by experiencing an authentic Israeli Festival of Tabernacles, Sukkot and Simchat Torah in Jerusalem. Then we travel around the country visiting key sacred sites such as the mystical city of Tsfat, spiritual springs of the desert; learning kabbalah and meditation with the best teachers in the world, and gaining insights into other cultures such as Bedouin wisdom.

Rabbi Dr. Orna Triguboff will be leading this tour accompanied by guest teachers and musicians In conjunction with Keshet Educational Journeys.

If you are interested, please email orna@emanuel.org.au so you can be part of the Land and Spirit tour.

Jewish Meditation and Kabbalah

Mondays | 8:30am

Jewish Meditation and Kabbalah

Based on teachings from the Kabbalah, we meditate together online, facilitated by Dr. Rabbi Orna Triguboff.

Orna has a Ph.D. in Kabbalah from the University of Sydney, and she is a meditation teacher.

The introduction and meditation are from 8:30am-9:00am, then there is a text study and discussion from 9:00am-9:30am

We send recordings upon request.



Conversations About Israel

Mondays from 10:00am
A wide-ranging conversation about the land and people of Israel (wherever we may be found) addressing society, culture and other issues of concern.

Every Monday morning from 10:00 am. In-person and online.

If you would like to join us online, please click here: https://emanuel-org-au.zoom.us/j/631843337?pwd=MVdlRXVwZEwxVUV6dkE1TXgySVdPZz09



Please join us via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 631 843 337
Passcode: 632117



Tuesday from 5:00pm
Enjoy an hour of shmoozing about a topical matter of social import, made that much easier with a drink of your choice from the comfort of your home.
Please join us via Zoom.



Weekly Parasha Study with Rabbi Kaiserblueth

Wednesday from 8:15 pm
Rabbi Kaiserblueth presents a contemporary look at our ancient texts. We delve into our weekly portion looking at difficult passages, inspiring texts, and stories. No prior experience necessary. Texts and sources will be provided.

Please join us via Zoom.



Thursday Night In The Circle

Thursday at 7:15pm
Join Rabbi Cantor George Mordecai on Zoom for a discussion of Theology, Ethics and to learn some very deep Torah. 

Please join us via Zoom.


Shabbat Tot

1st Friday of Every Month | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Millie Phillips Building

Shabbat Tot is a wonderful introduction to the music and prayers of Shabbat for children ages 2-5. With stories, dancing, singing and craft we journey into the Shabbat and celebrated this special time together. We conclude by lighting candles and of course, enjoying challah!

Interactive Shabbat Morning Experience

Saturdays | 10:15am – 11.15am | Education Space

The Emanuel Children’s Service is an interactive Shabbat morning experience which combines singing and dancing to Shabbat prayers while learning about the weekly Torah Portion.

Aimed at the 5-8 age range.

No registration required.