About Us

The beautiful East Melbourne Synagogue was founded in 1857. Its story is the story of the origins of Melbourne Jewry.

Today, ‘The City Shul’ is re-emerging as a vibrant Jewish hub. For our growing community – the young families moving back to the CBD and the inner North; the university students; the interstate and international visitors, as well as those who work in the city – our shul is a place to be immersed in Jewish culture, thought and history; a place to pray, learn, connect, receive welfare support services and pastoral care.