Sydney Chevra Kadisha

First stage design

Chevra Kadisha stage one

Chevra Kadisha stage one

Other Architects recently completed a first stage design investigation for the upgrade and extension of the Sydney Chevra Kadisha. An institution dating back to 1815, the Chevra Kadisha is the Sydney Jewish community's primary mortuary chapel and a building of public significance. 

Designed by Samuel Lipson of the architectural practice Lipson & Kaad, the Chevra Kadisha (1949-1952) is recognised as an example of early Sydney Modernist architecture. Listed on the Australian Institute of Architect’s Register of Twentieth Century Buildings of Significance, it has been cited by DOCOMOMO Australia as a “Twentieth Century Icon”.

Other Architects was engaged to undertake the project via a competitive selection process.