North Shore Synagogue
History and museums
The North Shore Synagogue is a Modern Orthodox Synagogue in Lindfield, New South Wales Australia. Founded in 1947, and having built its synagogue in 1950, it is the oldest synagogue on Sydney's North Shore. The Masada College Primary school is located at the North Shore Synagogue as well as the Jewish preschool Victor Smith.
For thirty years the Rabbi at the North Shore Synagogue was Rabbi David Rogut OAM who retired in 2003. The current Rabbi is Rabbi Paul Lewin. North Shore Synagogue also has a Chazan Zvi Teichtahl who came to the synagogue in 2008. Past Chazans have been Rabbi Binyamin Tanny and Danny Sloman. The North Shore Synagogue contains a Choir and a Ladies Guild. The acting President of the North Shore Synagogue is Ken Wolfsohn who has been the President previously. Past presidents have included, Sarah Zukerman, Calvin Stein and David Blitz. On Friday nights, Saturdays and religious festivals the Synagogue conducts a children's service which is led by various youth over the age of fourteen. As of 2009 the Synagogue boasts a Junior Choir for boys aged 6–12.
The North Shore Synagogue runs a madrichim program on Tuesday evenings known as the 'Jewth Group'. They run activities on all the major festivals and hold children services on Friday evenings.
On Sundays the North Shore Synagogue runs a Hebrew school run by the co-ordinator Maureen Ravia. The school currently has sixteen students and three teachers.
The North Shore Synagogue office is open five days a week.