SERVICES

Shabbat

Weekdays/Sundays

Whether you are fully, partially or non-observing, Shabbat is a really special time to get to know the community.  For your best experience of DHC, we recommend attending Saturday morning services.  DHC is a Modern Orthodox congregation, men and women are seated in separate sections, and cameras and smartphones are prohibited on the Sabbath.  We recommend that you come dressed neatly, modestly and respectfully - kippot are provided. Remember, there is no eruv (yet), so if you do observe the laws of not carrying outdoors on the Shabbat, plan accordingly.  For visitors and people attending for the first time, please contact the Synagogue office (dublinhebrew@gmail.com) to get on the Visitors' List.

Dublin Hebrew Congregation holds regular Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon services.  In accordance with Jewish custom, times of services change with the setting sun.  Please contact the Synagogue Office at dublinhebrew@gmail.com for times of services and to fill out security preclearance to attend services.

The car park is closed from sundown Friday to an hour after sundown on Saturday, and is also closed on Jewish festivals.

 

Friday night services are approximately 45 minutes long. Saturday morning services run for about two hours in total.  

As times of service change from week to week, please contact the office at dublinhebrew@gmail.com.  The synagogue has services twice daily.  As mincha occurs so early in the winter months, it is generally suspended, Shabbat excepting.

Festivals

The synagogue holds services for all Jewish religious festivals.  In addition the synagogue holds special dinners and events. Whether it's a Purim seudah, a Pesach seder or a Chanukah party you're after, please contact the Synagogue Office at dublinhebrew@gmail.com to be added to the weekly newsletter to get informed about these events.

 

For the commemorative day of Yom HaShoah, we recommend contacting the Irish Jewish Community Office at office@jewishireland.org for their annual remembrance.  For Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut, we recommend contacting the Israeli Embassy in Dublin. To attend the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in January, contact the Holocaust Education Trust of Ireland at www.hetireland.org

Curious about a service

Non Jews are welcome to attend a service, pending approval from the Synagogue. If you are interested in attending services, please send an email to dublinhebrew@gmail.com briefly explaining your interest.  Prayer shawls (tallitot) are not needed, but head-coverings (kippot) will be provided.