Posted: 10 May 2019
Congregation members Lisa Eckstein and Jeff Schneider recently conducted an interview with Joel Rheinberger of ABC Radio Hobart.
Topics discussed include the 175th anniversary of the synagogue, and what it is like being in a smaller Jewish community.
You may listen to the broadcast here.
Posted: 9 May 2019
This year we had an excellent turnout for our Communal Seder held in the hall behind Scots Church. 52 people, including a family group of 12 from Melbourne attended. It was great to having such a large crowd present, particularly 11 children that made this a family oriented event.
Everyone contributed to a wonderful assortment of food for dinner. Nobody went home hungry! Many thanks to those who helped with preparation and cleaning up.
Jordana led the Seder in a relaxed engaging manner inviting participation throughout. The young children from Melbourne added to the night by singing a Yiddish song. Over dinner it was lovely to see spirited discussions and conversations.
The success of the evening bodes well for our future as a growing congregation and community.
‘Next Year Jerusalem’
On behalf of the congregation, many thanks to our event coordinator Louise for organising Pesach, and for this write-up!
Posted: 6 May 2019
On ANZAC Day 2019, the congregation continued the tradition of honoring ANZAC Day. Stephen Graetzer led a short service for a small group of members representing three generations of Jewish Hobartians.
After the service, we walked to the Centopath where a beautiful wreath with a Magan David was laid as part of the ceremony.
Here’s an article from 1934 about this same service, in The Mercury.
Posted: 4 May 2019
The Hobart Synagogue was consecrated on 4 July 1845. On the weekend of 4 July 2020, we will be celebrating the synagogue’s 175th anniversary.
We are in the early stages of planning the event and details will shared in the next few months.
In addition to congregation members (current and past), we also welcome descendants of the many families that were vital to our congregation’s survival to play a special part in this celebration.
If you would like more information or to be added to a list for further updates, please complete our contact form.