RTE Nationwide Special Irish Jewish Community

RTE Television recently did a programme as part of their Nationwide series that focused on the Jewish community in Dublin. In the programme reporter Ann Cassin talks to Elaine and Melanie Brown about their memories of Clanbrassil Street in Dublin which formed much of the commercial and social life of the community. There is some good film footage of life on the street and in Zion... Read More

Rabbi Mirvis to succeed Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks in September 2013

The Chief Rabbinate Trust has today confirmed the appointment of Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, as the 11th Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the UK and the Commonwealth. He will assume office when Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks steps down in September 2013. Click Here for the Official Statement.  Read More

Former Chief Rabbi of Ireland is appointed UK Chief Rabbi

  Press Release  Former Chief Rabbi of Ireland is appointed UK Chief Rabbi   For Immediate Release Tuesday, 18 December 2012 The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland has warmly welcomed the announcement that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is to be appointed as Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom. Rabbi Mirvis who was born in South Africa, served as Chief Rabbi of Ireland from 1985 to... Read More

Rabbi Lent offers a reflection for Chanukah

B”H Chanukah, Festival of Lights, is when we each get the chance to add a small amount of light to brighten up a sometimes dark world. Each night of the festival we light another flame, one on the first night, two on the second, until we reach eight on the final night. The symbolism of this is very powerful – in the Chanukah story a small band of determined Maccabees... Read More

Chanukah Lighting Ceremony 2012

A cold December chill in Dublin City Centre last Monday night didn’t prove too much of a deterrent to a significant number of members from the community, who were present for the lighting of the Menorah at the Mansion House. This event has become an annual feature of the Dublin Civic and Jewish calendar, with the presence and support of Dublin’s first citizen, the Lord Mayor,... Read More

Purim Party 2012

We went back to the Shtetl (in Terenure) for a successful Purim Seudah complete with Horseless Cart and Hay!! Over 100 people attended included a special visit by the Fiddler (Rabbi Zalman Lent) and despite vast sums being offered to Mrs Laurel and Mrs Hardy, who had attended the previous evening, they were otherwise engaged.  Read More

President Higgins Visits the Synagogue

On Monday January 30th the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabena joined members of the community as well as other dignitaries in the Terenure Synagogue to mark the beginning of his term as Ireland’s new President. The evening was very well attended and included the Minister for Justice and Defence Alan Shatter TD, The Attorney General Ms. Marie Whelan... Read More

Lord Mayor Lights Chanukah Candles

Lord Mayor Lights Chanukah Candles

The Lord Mayor of Dublin officiated at the annual lighting of the Menorah outside his official residence, the Mansion House on Dawson Street in the center Dublin. The ceremony which took place on December 21st last, has become an annual event for the Rabbi and the Irish Jewish community. The lighting of the two candles took place outside on the steps of the Mansion House attended... Read More

RTE Broadcast For The Jewish New Year 5772

Rabbi Zalman Lent and members of the Jewish community mark Rosh Hashanah by discussing how their faith has helped them find ways to be happy. The theme the  Secret of Happiness was first broadcast September 25th 2011. Click here to view the broadcast.  Read More