Candle Lighting Times:

Friday 11 April 2014

Light Candles:  5.19pm

Shabbat ends:  6.14pm

Service Times

Weekdays (Monday - Friday):

  • Shacharit:  6:30 am

Weekdays (Monday - Thursday)

  • Mincha/Maariv:  5.30pm
  • Maariv only:  7.30pm 


  • Shacharit:  6:30 am
  • Mincha:  5.45pm
  • 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  5.30 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.


Marianne Van Der Poorten on her 100th Birthday.  Bis 120!

Rose Klas on her 98th Birthday.  Bis 120!

Wishing you both good health and much nachat from all your family.

Bar Mitzvah Anniversay:

Michael Goldberg | Alexander Gorney | Henry Meadows | Barry Mowszowski | Sam Piller | Jonathon Rogoff | Garry Schaffer | Harold Seifman | David Shuvalov |

What's On

Click on the image below for our 2014/5774 Pesach Journal.

Pesach Times - click on image to enlarge.


Pesach is just around the corner with first night on Monday, 14 April. As always the Central family will be having an array of wonderful things for young and old. 

On Tuesday, 15 April join us for a delicious, friendly and spiritual second night seder following the 6pm service. Listen to Rabbi Wolff lead the seder, have your children join in the festivities and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere. 

For those that already have other family commitments, this year we will be running a very special Chol HaMoed Barbecue on Thursday, 17 April for all to enjoy! All you can eat meat, lot's of fun and festivities for the kids and a very relaxed and easy atmosphere. 

To book for Pesach second-night seder, click here

To book for Chol HaMoed Family Barbecue, click here.

Sale of Chametz 

Click here to download Sale of Chametz Form. Please return to The Central Synagogue no later than Friday, 11 April 2014.