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A wonderful tour that embraces Hobart’s history and the story of Jewry in Tasmania.

Easy to book on line for very personalised tours. Our volunteer guide was informed and engaging... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Conaghan2
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Australia
Oldest in Australia

Interesting structure. Definitely has an Egyptian influence it it’s style of construction... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
TAMAN1951
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Liberty Lake, Washington
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Thank you for your interest in the Hobart Synagogue. Please visit our website to book a tour, or view the schedule of services.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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59 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to book on line for very personalised tours. Our volunteer guide was informed and engaging and told a multi faceted story of Hobart, Tasmania and Australia from colonial settlement to post WWII, viewed through the prism of Hobart’s Jewish community.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Conaghan2
Jeff S, Treasurer at Hobart Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed the tour, and thank you for leaving a review!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

This building is almost hidden by the police station that surrounds it. Lovely old architecture and it is the oldest synagogue in Australia.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting structure. Definitely has an Egyptian influence it it’s style of construction. Still active. Small Jewish community in Hobart. Need to make an appointment to get inside. Worth a stop to see it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jeff S, Treasurer at Hobart Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you, tours can be booked through our website.

Reviewed 29 June 2018

My grandmother and I really wanted to see this beautiful old synagogue. Unfortunately we knew we wouldn't be in Hobart for Shabbat, however, the outside was still beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jane K
Jeff S, Treasurer at Hobart Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you, though please be aware that tours can arranged through our website.

Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a beautiful iconic style building serving the local community. Build in an Egyptian style and is classed as the oldest synagogue in Australia. Not open all the time to non-Hebrew, the outside is worth seeing for the unique style.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Jeff S, Treasurer at Hobart Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you. In response to your comment about the building being "Not open all the time to non-Hebrew", all visitors are welcome to book a tour through our website.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

I had make a appointment to see the oldest synagogue in Tasmania. We came on time and we were greeted by one of the congregation. He was very nice and shared everything with us, explaining everything we could see. On Sabbath, the men come inside...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robby G C
Jeff S, Treasurer at Hobart Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. A little correction - women and kids do not go to the balcony for all services.

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We arranged for a private tour of the synagogue, hosted by the very knowledgeable and accommodating Tony O'Brian! Very unusual, but long history to the place, and entirely interesting, as one would imagine a shul at "the other end of the world." Not only the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A most unusual exterior for a Synagogue, built in the mid 1800's. Interior is original, giving an insight into Jewish life in those times. Wanting to find out more about Jews in the early settlement of Hobart, we contacted the Hobart Synagogue to check their...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Amazing and surprising to find such a unique building still being used as intended back in 1843, sadly the congregation is shrinking, but the dedication of those still utilising the synagogue have managed to keep it functioning. Well worth the time to visit.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jackie P
Jeff S, Treasurer at Hobart Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jackie, thank you for your review. You'll be glad to know that the congregation has recently gained several new members.

Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is my shul, where I davened many a shabbes and yom tov in my youth, and though I've lived far from Australia for many years now, I still remember my beloved old house of worship with deep fondness. The building itself is small-ish, reflecting...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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