Melbourne’s Shul in the city belongs to all of us and is our community’s most precious asset. With your help we can ensure this precious historical treasure is renewed as a vibrant centre of learning, prayer, social action, arts, culture and much more. A place of inspiration across the generations.
This journey begins with your contribution
Thank you for your generosity in selecting one of our donation options
Make a donation of your choice and help renew Jewish life in Melbourne
Dedicate a seat
Dedicate a seat with a permanent beautiful brass plaque in honour of a loved one.
Dedicate a Mezuzah
Dedicate a Mezuzah at one of the new or existing doors to the Synagogue and new centre.
The Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Learning Centre
Contribute to a centre for Jewish thought and serious learning in the city of Melbourne.
Melbourne City Mikvah
Be a founding donor for a new beautiful boutique Mikvah in the city of Melbourne.
Major Naming Rights
Dedicate a significant space in honour of your loved ones.
Update June 2022
We are embarking on a most ambitious and exciting restoration and renewal program for the East Melbourne Synagogue. We have the opportunity to restore the sanctuary ensuring it remains a longstanding, central asset to our community. Our purposeful and thoughtful program of works includes a refurbishment of the existing heritage Synagogue, and the transformation of the old schoolroom behind the Synagogue into a world leading Judaic library and learning centre.
Additionally, plans and permits are in place to build a modern yet meaningful new building at the rear of the synagogue. It will consist of a contemporary hall and kitchen for events on the ground floor, a much-needed recreation and learning place for our youth, and a residence for the rabbi and his family above the hall. The building will be crowned by a rooftop garden terrace.
These new facilities will be able to host renewed and expanded religious, educational, social and welfare programs for the benefit of the whole community.
To read the full interim report as at June 2022 please click here.
To make a donation to the restoration and renewal of our building and/or programs please select an option above or contact the Synagogue president at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your generosity.