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 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 



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 Jan 7th: Light Candles 6.30pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  7.27pm

Fri Jan 14th: Light Candles 6.30pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  7.27pm

Fri Jan 21st: Light Candles 6.29pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  7.25pm

Fri Jan 28th: Light Candles 6.26pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  7.21pm

Fri Feb 4th: Light Candles 6.23pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  7.17pm

Fri Feb 11th: Light Candles 6.18pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  7.11pm

Fri Feb 18th: Light Candles 6.12pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  7.05pm

Fri Feb 25th: Light Candles 6.06pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  6.58pm

Fri Mar 4th: Light Candles 5.59pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  6.51pm

Fri Mar 11th: Light Candles 5.51pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  6.43pm

Wed Mar 16th: Fast Of Esther

Thurs Mar 17th: Purim

Fri Mar 18th: Light Candles 5.44pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  6.35pm

Fri Mar 25th: Light Candles 5.36pm
Shabbat ends: Sat  6.27pm