The Great Synagogue War Memorial Centre


A memorial centre with the dedication in the form of a wooden sign above the doorway, located within the Great Synagogue. There are also commemorative granite plaques outside the entrance to the Admininistration section of the building on Castlereagh Street. 


Dedication sign

Great Synagogue War Memorial Centre. A tribute to those who served in the cause of freedom 1914-1918. 1939–1945.

Foundation stone

Great Synagogue War Memorial Centre

This stone was set by His Excellency The Govener of New South Wales Lieut-General Sir John Northcott, K.C.M.G, K.C.V.O., CB. 28th Shebat 5715 – 20th February 1955. 

Opening stone

Great Synagogue War Memorial Centre. Opened by His Excellency The Governor General of Australia Field Marshal Sir William Slim C.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. 14th AB 5716 22nd July 1956.

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166 Castlereagh Street,
The Great Synagogue Sydney,
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Building
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Year of construction
20 February 1955
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
22 July 1956
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45