Critchley Parker story on ABC Hobart

Posted: 6 December 2020

ABC Hobart features an article on Critchley Parker. It is a fascinating story on Parker’s quest to find a homeland for European Jews, starting in the late 1930s which led him to the wilderness of Southwest Tasmania. Parker eventually died on an expedition near Port Davey.

Link to article:
Before Israel was created, Critchley Parker set off to find a Jewish homeland in Tasmania’s wilderness

There’s also a video with an archived ABC feature on this, featuring Richard Flanagan.

The congregation will be hosting a webinar New Jerusalem, Down Under: The Search for a Jewish Homeland in Australia on Sunday 31 January.

Welcome to visitors!

Posted: 3 December 2020

As state borders are now open, we again warmly welcome visitors from the “mainland”.

Our synagogue, which turned 175 years old this past July, is available for tours. Please check out the tour information page for more details.

Also if you would like to attend a service, please view our schedule of services. If you plan on coming to a specific service, please complete the “Attend this service” form you can find on each service listing page, or contact us.

You can also read some more information for visitors.

If you have any further questions or need any assistance when you are in our lovely state, please feel free to contact us.