Our Congregation

We are a small and diverse congregation, that is committed to Judaism and love living in this beautiful part of the world.

Our members come from all walks of life and from a large region encompassing not only Hobart, but extending from Launceston in the northern part of the state to the far south. Many members are recent Tasmanian arrivals from mainland Australia or overseas.

We currently offer both Orthodox and Progressive services as well as celebration of festivals and lifecycle events. Currently, the congregation is affiliated with the Union for Progressive Judaism, although we are strongly committed to welcoming  and accomodating all Jews.

 What We Stand For

  • The Hobart Hebrew Congregation is an inclusive congregation serving all Tasmanian Jews.
  • We promote Judaism and the interests of Jews in the wider Tasmanian community.
  • We are not exclusively aligned with any particular stream of Judaism—our Board and membership are made up of Jews who come from a variety of backgrounds and Jewish practice, in recognition of which we conduct both Orthodox and Progressive services.
  • The congregation welcomes this diversity and values the contribution of all its members equally.
  • We take pride in and draw strength from our historic role as the custodians of the Hobart Synagogue, the oldest in Australia.

If you’re interested in joining our congregation, we’d love to have you. You can find an application form on our membership page.