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Shanah Tovah!

This year the High Holidays will look different all around the globe. In Tasmania we are lucky that services (although with restrictions and limited space) can be held confidently and safely.

Rosh Hashanah will be held in the Colonial Hotel, with services 2 minutes away in the Launceston Synagogue. Social Distancing and strict COVID protocol will take place according to health regulations and medical guidance. 

Special High Holiday 2020 Info and Options

This year will be unlike any other. Our mission is to be here for you, and provide you with the most meaningful, authentic and uplifting High Holiday experience possible. To achieve this we will be providing a number of High Holiday options, which you may view below.

  • Traditional High Holiday Services: Full Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services will be held in Launceston. They will be held socially distanced, and  spiritually uplifting. Please RSVP to ensure space is kept to a maximum.  Masks and gloves will be offered to those who want. 
  • Extra Shofar Blowing: We will be offering an extra shofar blowing at the Colonial hotel for those who cannot attend services in the morning. To hear shofar blowing in Hobart please call David Clark 6223 7116. If you require a visit to your home to hear shofar blowing, please be in touch.
  • Holiday Gift & Prayer Book:  We will be offering a taste of the Holidays with a give-away of home made honey cake, apples and honey, plus a beautifully printed Holiday Guide of Prayers and Insights that you will be able to use for your own home-bound Holiday Service.
  • Pre-Holiday Classes & Inspiration: We will be offering classes and DIY training to inspire your own prayers at home.

Service Schedule
Rosh Hashanah Meal
Yom Kippur Service
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.
Upcoming events
Sep. 27, 2020
Sep. 28, 2020
Sep. 28, 2020
Sep. 28, 2020
Sep. 30, 2020
what is Sukkos all about, why are we so joyful, and what are we celebrating?
Oct. 02, 2020
Join the community as we eat the Sukkah
Oct. 04, 2020
Pop into the Sukkah to have a shake of the Lulav and Esrog and enjoy delicious honey cake
Oct. 05, 2020
Just Joy It! Featuring: - 8th Day - Dancing Rabbis - Fire Juggling - Short powerful messages about simcha
High Holiday Appeal
Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.