Parashat Vayishlach

Candle Lighting 7:28pm

Shabbat Ends 8:32pm




Regular Service Times

Weekdays (Monday - Friday):

  • Shacharit:  6:30 am

Weekdays (Monday - Thursday)

  • Mincha: 7:30pm followed by Maariv


  • Shacharit:  6:30 am
  • Kabbalat Shabbat:  6:00pm


  • Shacharit: 8:45am
  • Children's Service:  10:30am
  • Mincha//Seuda/Maariv: an hour before Shabbat ends

Sunday/Public Holiday:

  • Shacharit 8:00am 
  • Mincha: 7:30pm followed by Maariv


Welcome Home

The Central Synagogue is a modern Orthodox synagogue and the spiritual home of the largest Jewish congregation in the Southern Hemisphere.  

We are an active and vibrant Jewish centre for all ages, which stands solidly on three fundamental and powerful foundations: Spiritual Life, Continuity of a Vibrant Congregation, and Love and Support of Israel. Our community gathers in the warm and loving sanctuary to pray, observe Shabbat and festivals, or to commemorate special anniversaries and yahrzeits.

Our doors are always open for people to find emotional support, spend precious time with family and friends, and to demonstrate their connection with the Jewish people throughout the world.

Bar Mitzvah Anniversaries:                                                                  

Mr Mark Hovey I Mr Arthur Neumann I Mr Joshua Goldberg I Mr Harold Kopelowitz I Mr Nathan Gorney I Mr Adam Chalmers I Mr Peter Lemish I Mr Daniel Lewkovitz I Dr Nicholas Cunio I Mr Brett Redelman I Mr Jeremy Eisman I Dr Paul Stzolcman I Mr Joshua Bolot


Michael Boas and Candice Karpes on their forthcoming marriage, and to their parents, Jeanne Karpes & Harold and Beverley Boas, and grandmother, Lore Boas

Welcome to our Maccabi guests, celebrating 90 years since the first sporting contest between teams from NSW & Victoria. Barry Smorgon OAM, President Maccabi Australia; Leo Dan Bensky, President of World Maccabi Union; Tal Brody who is the well-known American basketballer and now Israeli basketballer; Tom York OAM, Head of Delegation of the Australian team to Israel in 2017.

Chazan Shimon Farkas OAM & Chazan Chaim Farkas & Dov Farkas on their Birthdays. May you both enjoy in good health and much nachas from your families.... Bis 120

Shaun and Talia Eliastam on the birth of a daughter and to the grandparents, Les and Elana Wainer & Rodney and Liebi Eliastam.

Aaron Moldovan and Sara Garfagnini on their engagement, and to their parents, Debbie and Alex Moldovan & Yaelle and Andy Garfagnini

David and Tehilla Lewin on the birth of a daughter in London, and to the grandparents Rabbi Dr Bob & Julie Lewin, Rabbi Larry & Reeva Brown in Israel, and great grandmother Evi Lewin.

Leann and Rick Edelmuth on the birth of a son, and to the grandparents, Steve and June Edelmuth, and great grandmother, Ruth Edelmuth.

Samantha and Andrew Binetter on the birth of a daughter, and to the grandparents, Margaret Binetter & John and Susie Kelliher.

What's On

Chanukah at Central

Family Chanukah Shabbat Dinner 

To book click here. 

Chanukah Events ... 

Important Announcement

Please note that effective from Monday, 7 September 2015  entry or egress from Kenilworth Street at the rear of the synagogue on Shabbat and High Holydays will NO longer be available. Under advisement from the CSG, the Board has made a decision that in order to provide the highest standard of security the back door will no longer be utilised. We fully understand that this will inconvenience many, including the elderly or disabled, but our main priority is the protection of all congregants.

Please use the main entrance on Bon Accord Avenue in future for entry and egress.