Welcome

Brisbane Synagogue   ברוכים הבאים

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

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

Under the leadership of the Board and Rabbi Levi Jaffe, the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation offers many of the services which are important to a Jewish way of life.

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

The prime aim is to offer a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere to the many people who enter our doors from all walks of life. 

The Brisbane Jewish Community welcomes all and promotes active participation, within the setting of its charter. For the many people that attend the Shul each week, the Brisbane Synagogue has become like a second home. There is a warmth and atmosphere that is created during the services and other 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 which is obvious to anyone visiting the Shul but perhaps more attributable to the general feeling shared by many that the Jewish community continues to succeed in building a Shul and community of which we can all be proud.

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 or other queries please use the Contact Us page.

The Stan Been Simcha Bench

The Stan Been Simcha Bench will sit just in front of our bimah and will be occupied by members of the community and their family who are celebrating a simcha on that day in shul. Whether it be a bat or barmitzvah, a wedding, a baby-naming ceremony and so on, family members will enjoy being in a highlighted and honorary position.

Community members are invited to become sponsors of this initiative to honour the memory of the late Stan Been.

Details are available here.

Visitors please note – there is currently no eruv in Brisbane, so carrying on Shabbat and Yom Tov is not encouraged, however the shul can supply all you need.

Shabbat and Festival Times

Fri August 2nd: Light Candles 5.02pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 3rd 5.56pm

Fri August 9th: Light Candles 5.05pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 10th 6pm

Fri August 16th: Light Candles 5.09pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 17th 6.03pm

Fri August 23rd: Light Candles 5.12pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 24th 6.06pm

Fri August 30th: Light Candles 5.15pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 31st 6.09pm

Fri Sept 6th: Light Candles 5.19pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 7th 6.12pm

Fri Sept 13th: Light Candles 5.22pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 14th 6.15pm

Fri Sept 20th: Light Candles 5.25pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 21st 6.18pm

Fri Sept 27th: Light Candles 5.28pm

Shabbat ends: Sat 28th 6.21pm