South Australia's ONLY orthodox synagogue is at 13 Flemington Street, GLENSIDE, in inner south-east Adelaide. Adelaide Hebrew Congregation, established 1848, opened its first synagogue in Adelaide in 1850. After 140 years of worship in Synagogue Place in the city, the congregation relocated to a beautiful new synagogue built at Glenside. The foundation stone of the new synagogue was laid in 1989. The congregation is one of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and continues these traditions.
The synagogue can seat 300 people. Our hall has had 500 people at Jewish community events. It now has a South Australian Jewish History Museum.
The synagogue provides prayer services, education, celebration of births, bar/bat-mitzvah and marriages. The Chevra Kadisha (Holy Burial Society) operates under our auspices through volunteers. Jewish burial grounds are under our supervision.
The Garry and Klee Benveniste Community Library is a large collection of material from kindergarten level to advanced Talmud which, together with our archives of 170 years of South Australian Jewish history, contributes material for display in our museum. There is currently no Jewish school in South Australia.
AHC Board of Management represents the orthodox Jewish community to government and other organizations. Adelaide Hebrew Congregation Inc is a member of the Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Australia Ltd and affiliated through the local Jewish Community Council of South Australia Inc. to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
AHC is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Check any charity is registered by visiting http://www.acnc.gov.au/