Here you will find information about our services and the ways we can prepare spiritually and practically for this most awe-filled season, as well as activities and deeper learning for everyone.
We are eagerly preparing for the upcoming High Holy Days. As the holiest time of the year in the Jewish calendar, these sacred days of reflection, repentance, and renewal hold great significance for our community. Led by our dedicated rabbis and surrounded by a warm and inclusive congregation, we invite you to join us in our beautiful synagogue for a transformative spiritual experience. Whether you are a long-standing member or new to our community, our High Holy Day services offer a meaningful opportunity to connect with Jewish traditions, engage in heartfelt prayer, and come together as a community.
We have changed our ticketing system this year. You will not receive a ticket
but rather an email. From there, click on “get tickets” and you will be invited to
register on humanitix and will be sent an email with your tickets. If you have
not received the email from the synagogue call or be in touch with Toni
email@example.com and we can help you.
Yes you still need a ticket for entry to the synagogue. You should have received
an email inviting you to register for tickets. Just click on the link and it will take
you to humanitix, fill in the details and your tickets will be emailed to you.
No unfortunately we do not sell tickets for this time of year, tickets are reserved
for members of the congregation. If you would like to explore becoming a
member, we would love to welcome you. For more information click here or contact
Toni at the synagogue and she would be delighted to share information with
If you are visiting our congregation and you are a member of one of our
communities elsewhere, provide us with a letter confirming your membership
and we can help to secure you a ticket to join us.
Yes! All of our Progressive services will be livestreamed through emanuelplus.
Download the app and join us! Click here
Yes! We have family and children’s services for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur,
Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Just click here for details.
Unfortunately, there is no parking on site anymore. It will be possible to drive to
the front gate and be dropped off but there is no parking there. There will be
assistance to make your way into the synagogue.
We know that parking near the synagogue is often a challenge and this is especially true during High Holy Days. There is no on-site parking and only limited parking is available in the streets near the synagogue. Most of the parking available in the area is 2P. For vehicles displaying a valid disability permit, parking in a 2P zone is permitted for the whole day. We recommend you consider using a ride-share service or taxi. There is a small area in front of the synagogue for drop off and pick up of disabled or elderly congregants. From the street, there is disabled access including wheelchair access to all sanctuaries.
There is some parking available to the public in Centennial Park, though please note any time limit restrictions and be aware that the gates close at sunset.
This year, we are offering our community the chance to “reverse tashlich.” Instead of throwing things into the water, we will collect rubbish and throw it away.
Because the first day of Rosh HaShanah this year is Shabbat, Tashlich is deferred to Sunday.
Tashlich Times & Locations
This year, the first day of Rosh Hashanah is Shabbat so shofar will not be
blown, but on second day at our Rosh Hashana Live service as well as our
Masorti service, you will be able to hear the sounds of the shofar. You can also
go to the park for tashlich and shofar blowing.
Whichever service you book your ticket for, will allow you access to all services, so you only need to choose one!
If they are travelling from interstate or overseas to be with you and your family, contact the office to inquire about ways they can attend. If they live locally, then they will have to join as members.
Creating a safe and secure space
We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation regarding our security measures at High Holy Days services. Security personnel will be checking bags, tickets and identification upon arrival. You might be asked some questions; please answer them calmly and honestly. We take seriously our duty to protect you and we are grateful for your support and understanding.
Finding your seat
Most of the seats in our services are unallocated. If you have allocated seats in the Heritage Sanctuary or Millie Phillips Sanctuary, your seat details will be indicated on your ticket. A seating plan showing allocated and unallocated rows will be in the foyer of the Heritage Sanctuary and the entrance to the Millie Phillips Sanctuary.
In the Heritage Sanctuary row A in the downstairs pews is reserved for the elderly and those who are less mobile and there will be designated seats in the front row of the Millie Phillips Sanctuary. Throughout the services there will be volunteer ambassadors who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and to provide assistance.
Purchasing assigned seats
As we approach the High Holy Days, we are pleased to advise that we still have some seats available for assigned use on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, in both the Heritage Sanctuary and the Millie Phillips Sanctuary. Your seat pledge is 50% tax deductible and numbers are strictly limited. If you are interested, please e-mail Rabbi Sam Zwarenstein or contact the office on 9389 6444.
Respecting the sanctity of prayer
In order to create a peaceful and respectful atmosphere during prayer services, we request that you refrain from entering or leaving the sanctuary when the congregation is standing. Please also note that use of mobile phones, cameras and similar electronic devices is not permitted during services.