We are rarely, if ever, truly prepared for the death of someone close to us, even in the cases of a long illness. A death in the family or among close friends can be a time of distress, when our feelings are often confused and we are unsure what to do, how to behave, and what arrangements need to be made.

We are here to help guide and support you as you walk the path of grief, organise the funeral and honour your loved one within the traditions of Judaism.

To arrange a funeral or speak with a member of our clergy please call the synagogue and we will assist you.

If you have questions about the traditions for mourning we have prepared a booklet to assist you. You can download a copy by clicking on the button below or you may wish to call the synagogue and speak with one of our clergy directly.  Also, please ask about the bereavement group offered by the Synagogue.

Important Contacts

Emanuel Synagogue
p: 02 9389 6444
7 Ocean Street, Woollahra

Chevra Kadisha  
p: 02 9363 2248
172 Oxford Street (cnr. Oxford & Wallis Street), Woollahra

Walter Carter Funerals  
p: 02 9389 3499

Menucha Monuments
Hanna: 0403 120 171

Binstock & Sons Memorials
p: 9746 7696

Heritage Memorials Pty Ltd
p: 9521 1544

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Established in 1938, Emanuel Synagogue is a pluralist community affiliated with the Masorti, Progressive and Renewal movements. We offer a variety of services, programs and activities. We welcome you to join us.

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