Since its inception in 1905, the Sydney Beth Din has been recognised as one of the pre-eminent rabbinic courts in the world. It serves the Jewish communities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia as a forum for obtaining Jewish divorces, converting to Judaism, confirming personal status and adjudicating disputes stemming from divorce, business and community issues.
Firmly anchored in the principles of Halacha (Jewish law), the Beth Din conducts its affairs with confidentiality, competence, fairness, and integrity. It provides a modern forum that interfaces effectively with contemporary society in a professional, efficient, and user-friendly manner. The Sydney Beth Din collaborates with Gedolai Yisrael and the Israeli Chief Rabbinate on significant halachic issues.
The Beth Din is self funded by charging a small fee for services. The Dayanim (Court Rabbis) all work on an honorary basis.