About us

The Wellington Jewish Community Centre enriches Jewish life in Wellington.

The Centre is the home of New Zealand’s oldest orthodox congregation (our first service was held on Shabbas Bo in 1843) and a wide range of Jewish community organisations and facilities including a kosher store, a kindergarten, a Holocaust museum and more.

See our community directory for a detailed list of Jewish community organisations in and around the Centre.

You can also read more about our logo which includes visual elements honouring our past, our present, and our home in Wellington.

More about Wellington’s Jewish community

Read more about the Wellington Jewish community and the wider New Zealand Jewish community online:

You can also read more about the history of the Wellington Jewish community in the coffee table book A Standard for the People, published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the congregation in 1993. Copies are available for sale from the office.