Welcome

Brisbane Synagogue   ברוכים הבאים

Welcome to the website of the Brisbane Synagogue and the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation.

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In light of the current wave of Covid 19 infections in Brisbane, the B.H.C. has adopted a Vaccination Policy as to entry.

The Policy will be reviewed as circumstances change.

 

Until further notice:

1. All attendees and visitors to the Margaret Street Synagogue are required to be doubly vaccinated by 4th February 2022

2. Entry will not be allowed after February 4th 2022 to any attendee or visitor to the Margaret Street Synagogue who is not doubly vaccinated.

3. The B.H.C. urges any attendees and visitors to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible.

 

The Brisbane Hebrew Congregation is the largest Jewish organisation in Queensland and its Synagogue is the oldest in Queensland.

We welcome all and promotes active participation. Under the leadership of the Board and Rabbi Levi Jaffe, we offer the many services essential to a Jewish way of life.

For the many people that attend the Shule each week, the Brisbane Synagogue has become like a second home. There is a warmth and atmosphere that is created during the services and activities, that can not be experienced elsewhere. This is in part due to the sense of belonging to a Jewish Community with a long, rich history of which we can all be proud. We are traditional and pragmatic following in the footsteps of our forefathers who created this Congregation a century and a half ago. The beautiful Synagogue was built in 1886, and we endeavour to maintain both our own Heritage and the Heritage of our magnificent home.

The Brisbane Hebrew Congregation is, however, a modern and dynamic Orthodox Synagogue which aims to achieve a sense of community within the wide range of its members and participants and we welcome you to join us.

From secular to Orthodox, all are welcome.

On this site you will find information about the Brisbane Jewish community, activities, kosher products, services, visiting the synagogue and many other topics. 

 

For school group visits to the Brisbane Synagogue please use the Guided Tours page.

For other queries please use the Contact Us page.

Attending Services

The Shule is open for services, however, for security purposes, we ask you to follow the protocols as below.

Service days and times can be found under the Service Times tab on this website.

For those who prefer to join on-line, we are hoping to continue to host a Kabbalat Shabbat on Zoom prior to Shabbat at 2:00pm on Friday – more details of this in the Rabbi’s weekly newsletter.

New protocols for the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation include the need for members and friends to pre-register to attend a service via the booking form on this website. Please follow these guidelines:
• If you wish to attend the Shule service 

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER HERE FOR SHABBAT

IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE SHULE SERVICE THAT DAY

Your details of your attendance, name, mobile phone and email will be kept on a register, as currently required by the Queensland Government. These details will be kept for at least 56 days in case we need to contact you in future.

 

Please visit our Covid 19 page for information regarding arrangements during the pandemic.

 

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Brisbane Hebrew Congregation Board.

 

Please check our Facebook pages if you can, answering the security questions to obtain access, or emailing us to be included on our list for weekly updates, and special announcements.

 

 

 

Candle Lighting Times Brisbane

 

Fri April 1st: Light Candles 5.28pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  6.20pm

Fri April 8th: Light Candles 5.21pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  6.12pm

Fri April 15th: Erev Pesach. 1st Seder. Light Candles 5.13pm

Sat April 16th: Pesach Day 1. 2nd Seder. Light Candles after 6.05pm

Sun April 17th: Pesach Day 2. Yom Tov ends: 6.04pm

Mon 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wed 20th, Thurs 21st: Intermediate days of Pesach

Thurs April 21st: Light Candles 5.07pm

Fri April 22nd: Pesach Day 7/Shabbat.         Light Candles 5.06pm

Sat April 23: Pesach Day 8. Yom Tov ends: 5.59pm

Fri April 29th: Light Candles 5pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.53pm

Fri May 6th: Light Candles 4.55pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.48pm

Fri May 13th: Light Candles 4.50pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.44pm

Fri May 20th: Light Candles 4.47pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.41pm

Fri May 27th: Light Candles 4.44pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.39pm

Fri June 3rd: Light Candles 4.43pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.38pm

Fri June 10th: Light Candles 4.43pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.38pm

Fri June 17th: Light Candles 4.43pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.39pm

Fri June 24th: Light Candles 4.45pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  5.41pm