SBS News profiles community

Posted: 25 December 2022

SBS News profiles the Hobart Jewish community in these two features:

Thank you to SBS News Tasmania journalist Sarah Maunder for her interest in our tiny community!

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting, 19 December 2022

Posted: 22 December 2022

On Monday 19 December, The Hobart Hebrew Congregation hosted Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania and His Excellency Mr. Amir Maimon Ambassador of Israel for a Menorah Lighting ceremony at the Hobart Synagogue.  The Hobart congregation was well represented with their diverse group of members and were joined by State Politicians, former Senator Eric Abetz, and local interfaith leaders.  Music was provided by the violin and accordion duo Meyers & McNamara, who filled the Synagogue with traditional Hanukkah songs.  After the musical performance, sufganiyot were enjoyed by attendees.

Ambassador Maimon enjoyed the event. “It was so good to visit the beautiful synagogue of Hobart and to celebrate Hanukkah with our beloved community and many good friends from Tasmania. Hanukkah for me was, is and forever will be all about the Jewish spirit.”

President of the Hobart Hebrew Congregation, Jeff Schneider was very grateful for the opportunity. “It was wonderful to share Hanukkah with the Tasmanian community.  Thank you so much to Ambassador Maimon for visiting us and giving us this opportunity.  Events like this strengthen our relationships both to Israel and the greater Hobart community.”