Great Synagogue

Place of worship

Synagogue in Elizabeth Street designed by architect Thomas Rowe and consecrated in 1878. Combining elements of Byzantine and Gothic style, it is designed to accommodate up to 1,000 worshippers.

Synagogue, Sydney c1890

Great Synagogue

by Laila Ellmoos, 2008 Creative Commons License

Built to repair the schism that had formed between Sydney's rival synagogues in York and Macquarie streets, the Great Synagogue was the most dramatic building on Elizabeth Street.
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The Great Synagogue July 2008
Morning service at the Great Synagogue, Falker Library 17 October 1997
Michael Gold, volunteer guide at the Great Synagogue, talks about the history of the building 1990