Adelaide Hebrew Congregation


Adelaide Hebrew Congregation, established in 1848, opened its first synagogue in Adelaide in 1850, moving to Glenside in 1990. South Australia’s ONLY orthodox synagogue is at 13 Flemington Street, Glenside, in inner south-east Adelaide

AHC provides synagogue services, religious education, celebration of births, bar-mitzvah, bat-mitzvah and marriages, contact with sick and elderly members, and burial services. Following the closure of the Jewish day-school Massada College in 2011, education is through the congregation.

AHC operates the only Mikvah in South Australia and the Chevra Kadisha (Holy Burial Society). Jewish burial grounds are supervised by the congregation.

Limited kosher goods including meat, chicken, challah, matza and festival goods are freighted from Melbourne and sold from a small on-site store. AHC liaises with Coles (Burnside) on supermarket supplies including kosher meat. Rabbi Ben Tanny supervises local kosher food production batches for Kosher Australia when required.

Thousands of South Australian school students have visited for educational tours to learn about Judaism. The Adelaide Hebrew Congregation maintains a large Library and is developing its own Jewish museum which will expand in coming years.

AHC Board of Management represents the orthodox Jewish community to government and other organizations including providing comment on SA legislation. AHC members are prominent in commerce, arts, science, law, medicine and sport. Adelaide Hebrew Congregation Inc is a member of the Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Australia and the Jewish Community Council of South Australia Inc.

Adelaide Hebrew Congregation and Rabbi Ben Tanny serve the needs of all Jews in South Australia, including migrants and visitors – whether Modern Orthodox, Chabad or non-observant – and encourage Jewish travelers to visit.

AHC Phone – International: +61-8-8338 2922.   In Australia: 08-8338 2922