Christchurch Jewish Synagogue
Address: 406 Durham Street
Postal Address: P.O. Box 21-253
Telephone: 021 0287 1650

Welcome to the Canterbury Hebrew Congregation, serving the Jewish community in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region. Our synagogue, Beth-El, is situated in central Christchurch. We offer regular Shabbat services as well as cheder classes, Bar and Bat Mitzvah training, holiday services and a variety of social activities. We are also home to the South Island chapter of Habonim Dror and the Christchurch Council of Jewish Women.

Orthodox Services continue to be held every Saturday and Reform Services every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month in our temporary Shul. For more information please email

We have received offers for donations from around the world. At the moment we all have access to food, water, clothing and shelter. However soon, when the time has come to start rebuilding, some families will be in real financial need and donations at that time will make a difference.

Donations can be send to:
Account name: Canterbury Hebrew Congregation
Bank: Westpac, Merivale Branch, Christchurch
Account No.: 03-1707-0120334-001
reference: earthquake donation

When sending money from outside New Zealand, please remember that there usually is a fee involved. It is best to pool donations rather than send individual ones.

Please be aware that there have already been a number of scam emails going around, pretending to be from reputable organisations such as the Red Cross. If you are in doubt please contact us at
Bereavement services
The Canterbury Hebrew Congregation and the Chevrah Kedusha work with John Rhind Funeral Directors. They are situated 13-19 London Street, Christchurch. 03 379 9920

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