Contact: (0418) 402644

Your Jewish Home

Welcome to the Newcastle Hebrew Congregation. Also known as Beth Yisrael, we are a traditional Orthodox Jewish Community, hosting religious services and social events for the diverse Jewish people of the region. Rabbinic advice and pastoral services are provided by our Honorary Rabbi and Rebbetzin, Yossi & Malki Rodal of Chabad of The Hunter and Central Coast.

Community Events

A Diverse Community

The Newcastle Hebrew Congregation, Beth Yisrael, is a warm and inviting community and synagogue, uniting the diverse Jewish community of Newcastle and Central Coast of NSW, Australia. As one of the oldest communities in Australia still holding services, it is located within the inner-city area known as “The Hill”, near Cooks Hill, Darby Street and Newcastle Beach. For Hebrew School, Shabbat Meals, Classes and more, contact Chabad of The Hunter & Central Coast, who serve and connect the wider Jewish community living in the vast distance between the Central Coast, inland, and Northern NSW. Go to:

You’re Invited!

We are also a hub for community meetings and a venue for other community organisations from time to time. We invite you to come back to your Jewish roots and enjoy a growing community experience for all ages.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Kabbalat Shabbat services are held Friday evenings at 6:00pm AEST, or 6:30pm AEDT (when daylight savings is in effect). Due to security concerns, entry to the synagogue site must be pre-arranged. Please contact the Secretary to coordinate a visit.

Community Learning

Join online or in-person learning with Rabbi Yossi & Rebbetzen Malki. There’s something for everyone: Adult’s Parsha & Ethics learning, Hebrew School, Women’s Circle and even just around the Shabbat table. See

Monthly Kiddish

Get to know the community better. Join us for Kiddish, usually after the 1st Friday night service of the month. If you’ll be making a special trip, check the Friday newsletter or contact the Secretary to confirm in case of cancellation. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Weekly Newsletters

Stay in touch and up to date. Fridays, the NHC newsletter is emailed to members & friends. Hunter Chabad emails the Shmoozeletter Mondays. If you’re missing either, let us know.

Shabbat Minyan

Monthly Shabbat Minyan. Join us in making a minyan on the third Shabbat of the month at 9:30am. Check the newsletter or contact Rabbi Yossi to confirm.

Chagim Services & Events

All holy days are celebrated communally. We celebrate Rosh Hashana, Shavuot and Pesach with a grand meal. Check newsletters for specific dates and times.

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