Parashat Behar

Candle Lighting 4.36 pm

Shabbat Ends 5.37 pm

Regular Service Times:

Monday to Friday

  • Shacharit:  6:30 am

Monday to Thursday

  • Mincha/Maariv: 5.00pm
  • 2nd Maariv only: 7.30pm


  • Mincha: 1.00pm
  • Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00pm
  • Youth Service: 6.15pm


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

Sunday/Public Holiday:

  • Shacharit 8:00am
  • Mincha: 5.00pm 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.

Upcoming Events.....see our What's on page for more details

Wednesday 25th May - My Name is Asher Lev.  "One of the best plays of the year" Huffington Post

Sunday 19th June - Bob Borowsky Tribute Concert

Bar Mitzvah Anniversaries 

I John Landerer CBE AM I Nathan Vidor I Ethan Singer I

Mazal Tov 

Mica Hasson on the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah, and to her parents, Jonathan and Jacqui Hasson, and grandparents, Eva and Paul Lederer and Marilyn and Jacques Hasson.

River Penn on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah, and to his parents, Evan and Natalie Penn, and grandparents, Victor and Judy Berger and Issy and Greta Penn.

Libby Farkas on her recent Bat Mitzvah, and to her parents, Chazan Dov and Miriam Farkas, and grandparents, Chazan Shimon Farkas OAM and Veronica Farkas and Rabbi Binyomin and Riva Cohen.

Welcome to our WIZO Conference guests in Shule,  and to WIZO World President, Esther Mor, President of WIZO Australia, Gilla Liberman and Honorary Treasurer WIZO Australia, Michelle Spiro.

Hayley and Alexander Stein on the birth of their daughter, and to their grandparents, Rosaleen and Michael Gilovitz.

Benji and Sarah Reid on the birth of their daughter, and to their grandparents, Carl Reid OAM and Anne Reid OAM and Les and Jackie Regos.

What's On

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 to the general public. For those who have a disability or for the elderly, please contact the office on (02) 9355-4000 to discuss special entry permission. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. 

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