Parramatta Synagogue hosted a 30-strong interfaith study group (pictured) on August 20 that was led by Dr Emily Kwok.
The group was given a tour of the shule by Rabbi Roni Cohavi and the synagogue’s president Michael Morris, which included explanations and information about the symbolism of items inside it, from the bimah and Torah scrolls, to mezuzot in the doorways.
Afterwards, there was time for a Q&A session with Rabbi Cohavi, which explored the meaning behind festivals like Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah, and the origins of Judaism as a monotheistic religion.
There was even a question about what it was like in Israel to experience the Six-Day War.
Morris said the event “was a great success, and another building block in interfaith development in Sydney’s west”.