Candle Lighting Times:
Shabbat Bereishit

Candle Lighting: before 6:51pm

Shabbat Ends: 7:49pm

Service Times

Weekdays (Monday - Friday):

  • Shacharit:  6:15 am

Weekdays (Monday - Thursday)

  • Mincha:  7.00pm
  • Maariv:  7:30pm 


  • Shacharit:  6:30 am
  • Kabbalat Shabbat:  6.00pm
  • Youth Service:  6.15pm 


  • Shacharit: 8.45am
  • Children's Service:  10.30am
  • Mincha//Seuda/Maariv: an hour before Shabbat ends


  • Shacharit 8.00 am
  • Mincha/Maariv  5.00 pm


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.


Riley Kovkin on his Bar Mitzvah, and to his parents, Adam and Janine Kovkin and grandparents, Abe Kovkin and Sandra Kovkin & Flaminio and Jacqueline Cantoni.

Bar Mitzvah Anniversaries:

Avi Anger I Brett Adler I Maurice Harrison I Joshua Said I Stanley Zets I Ben Terkasher I Mark Spiro I Peter Golovsky I Elliot Vesely I Dr Gerald Marish I Robert Burger I Jonathan Said I Paul Gassner I Peter Schwartz  I  Ari Rubin I Mark Glover                                        

What's On

The Shabbat Project: 24-25 October 2014

Friday, 24 October - Hineni Shabbat Dinner

To book click here.

Saturday, 25 October - Community Shabbat Lunch - SOLD OUT!