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Melbourne Hebrew Congregation synagogue

Join this Vicfix campaign to shore up the foundations of Melbourne's first synagogue

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About the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation synagogue

In 1847, Melbourne's embryonic Jewish community established their first synagogue in a building on Bourke Street with seating for 100. Ten years later, a privately funded renovation furnished an additional 550 seats, a retiring room for ladies and a delicate gold-and-silver colour palette to illuminate the dim interior. In 1930, the growing congregation moved to a 1300-seat synagogue in South Yarra noted for its ornate architecture and distinctive domed roof.

Historic newspapers offer details of the Bourke Street synagogue's renovation and reconsecration; report on general meetings where topical religious and political issues were passionately debated; and publicise ceremonies, programs and services of interest to Melbourne's Jewish community. 

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Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, South Yarra, Melbourne, Rose Stereograph Co, glass negative, c 1920-1954

Melbourne Hebrew Congregation

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