How MAD would we like to be? BHC member Tom Reisner was guest speaker on Monday, 17 April, the seventh day of Pesach.   Chag sameach everyone. I would like to dedicate my presentation today to the memory of 10-year-old Thalia Hakin, who sadly died in the Bourke Street Mall tragedy, on the 20th January […]

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The fantastic website SYNAGOGUES360 provides an interactive 360-degree panoramic view of synagogues from around the world. The website features Ballarat Synagogue, including photos, general and historical information. Click on this link TOM REISNER Melbourne

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From Phil Lipshut, Elsternwick

Last weekend [18 February 2017], I had the great pleasure of attending a Shabbat service at the historic Ballarat Synagogue. The synagogue, which is more than 150 years old, has been classified by the National Trust as a historic building. The building itself is well preserved. I was amused to find that the Prayer for […]

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The Bernstein tree

The Bernstein tree was planted eight years after the Ballarat Synagogue’s foundations were laid in 1861.                   BHC supporters: J-AIR’s TenKradius presenters Max Lasky, Nathan Mond and Gary Mallin enjoy the fruits of the Ballarat Synagogue’s sukkah.

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The courier


Read Jessica Black’s story, “Oldest synagogue sees congregation resurge”, in The Courier.

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Synagogue Maintenance & Restoration


The responsibility for the continuation of Jewish life in Ballarat has fallen to a dedicated few, who alone cannot maintain the complex of buildings. Since the death of our last full-time minister in 1941, we have been fortunate in always having someone to officiate at services and keep the flag of Judaism flying. Complete restoration […]

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A new chapter for Ballarat Hebrew Congregation


Ballarat Hebrew Congregation goes online. This is an exciting venture for Australia’s oldest operating synagogue on mainland Australia: the historic mixes with the new. We have created to help be more accessible to our members and patrons, as well as the wider Jewish community so that current and next generations get benefit from the […]

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  • President

    John Abraham
    Mob: 0414 714 851
    Tel: 03 5333 4941

  • Secretary

    Bernard Stone
    Tel: 03 5332 1271

  • Chazan

    Max Lasky
    Mob: 0418 335 446

    Alan Jacobs
    (Rosh Hashanah leader)

  • Ba’alei Koreh

    Ami Even-Chaim
    Shimshon Marom






  • Treasurer

    Harry Cook

  • Website administrator

    Gary Mallin
    Mob: 0430 043 706


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