Sydney’s Jewish community today is considered one of the most thriving and dynamic Jewish diasporas. There are an estimated 50,000 Jews in New South Wales out of an Australian Jewish population of 120,000.
Jews can be found throughout the Greater Sydney area, although approximately two-thirds reside in the eastern suburbs, from Vaucluse, through Randwick, Bondi and Double Bay, to Darlinghurst-East Sydney, where many of the service organisations are located. Most of the remainder live on the upper north shore, predominantly in the suburbs situated between Chatswood and St Ives.
One of the strengths of the Sydney community is the significant contribution by overseas immigrants, to the extent that over two-thirds of the Sydney Jewish population originates from South Africa, Hungary, the former Soviet Union and Israel.
Resident Ruth Buchbinder has a hug from Masada College Students visiting the home.