Brisbane synagogues

The Brisbane Progressive Jewish is a vibrant and enduring focus for Progressive Jewish life and thought in Brisbane.

Brisbane Hebrew Congregation –

The Brisbane Hebrew Congregation is the largest Jewish organisation in Queensland & its Synagogue is the oldest in Queensland.

Under the leadership of the Board and Rabbi Levi Jaffe, the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation offers many of the services which are important to a Jewish way of life.


The Brisbane Hebrew Congregation is a modern and dynamic Orthodox Synagogue / Shul, which aims to achieve a sense of community within the wide range of its members and participants.
Its prime aim is to offer a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere to the many people who enter its doors from all walks of life. Our minhag is to daven nusach Ashkenaz, as found in the Artscroll, Koren Sacks, Singer and similar siddurim.


The Brisbane Jewish Community welcomes all and promotes active participation, within the setting of its charter.
For the many people that attend the Shul each week, the Brisbane Synagogue has become like a second home. There is a warmth and atmosphere that is created during the services and other activities that can not be experienced elsewhere.


This is in part due to the sense of belonging to a Jewish community with a long, rich history which is obvious to anyone visiting the Shul but perhaps more attributable to the general feeling shared by many that the Jewish community continues to succeed in building a Shul and community of which we can all be proud.


Shalom and Welcome to Beit Or v’Shalom Incorporated previously known as Beit Knesset Shalom Synagogue Brisbane (BKS) and Brisbane Progressive Jewish Congregation

Founded in 1973 as Temple Shalom, and now known as  Beit Or v’Shalom Inc is located in the state capital of Queensland, Brisbane. We are a progressive synagogue, with total equality for men and women, believing that Jewish law does not remain static and that it does not always carry the same value for Jews in different ages. Beit Or v’Shalom is involved in the broader Brisbane Jewish community with members active in many communal organisations. We welcome new members and visitors, with services held every  Saturday. We celebrate all major Jewish festivals and encourage families and visitors to attend.

The Congregation is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of honorary office bearers, comprising a President, a Vice-President, a Treasurer and a Secretary and the Immediate Past President and a number of ordinary members including a representative of the Guild of the Congregation. The members of this Board of Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

For more information, please browse our website and feel free to get in touch.


South Brisbane Hebrew Congregation – Givat Zion –


South Brisbane Hebrew Congregation is a small but vibrant orthodox synagogue in the southern suburbs of Brisbane.

We offer a wide range of activities, including synagogue services and social and educational activities.

The synagogue is renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere as we gather to pray, observe Shabbat and festivals, or to commemorate special
anniversaries and yahrzeits. Our doors are always open for people to find support and to make a connection with the Jewish world in Brisbane.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in all aspects of Synagogue life. Our services are attended by a core group of dedicated individuals and
we always welcome guests to join us. Our High Holiday Services are a time of reflection where we join our Chazan, Chanoch Sufrin, for an
uplifting and inspirational service.



Chabad Brisbane –


Chabad’s underlying doctrine is “Ahavat Yisrael” (love for a fellow Jew). Chabad recognizes no differences between Jews; its goal is to serve the spiritual and physical needs of each Jew regardless of affiliation, wherever he or she may be, with understanding and with love.


Chabad Brisbane is a branch of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, comprising of over 3,000 institutions worldwide. Chabad has been active in the wider Brisbane Jewish community for many years. Chabad House Brisbane has served the Jewish community in Brisbane since 1988.


Chabad serves the Jewish community with adult education, social and humanitarian outreach programs and a vibrant youth program including holiday camps and numerous other activities.



Kosher QLD –


As the Jewish population of Queensland, especially Brisbane and the Gold Coast continues to grow and the demand for Kosher food in the community is on the rise, “Kosher Queensland” was established in order to educate and assist the community with keeping Kosher and making Kosher food readily available.


Kosher Queensland, is a service available now to answer questions and facilitate, if required, the application of Kashrut in your home, community and social functions. Our charter is to improve kosher awareness, improve accessibility to kosher products and improve support to maintaining a kosher lifestyle.