Moving to Ireland
Thinking of coming to Ireland to live permanently or to study?
If you were born outside of the EU and wish to join our community then we can assist you with your documentation and the immigration process.
Ireland and Dublin in particular is the hub for many global IT companies. We are the European Headquarters for Google, PayPal, Intel, Microsoft, Facebook, eBay to name a few. Most of these companies already have young Jewish Professionals working with them. The IFSC (Irish Financial Services Centre) is a major European centre for US Financial Services and Investment Companies.
Please see the feed on the right hand side of this page for a selection of current job opportunities in IT. A second language is also invaluable for these positions as Ireland specialises in Localisation.
Ireland at the moment is in need of Medical Practitioners and there are many vacancies at the moment.
Schooling for your children.
A Jewish Orthodox School was founded over 70 years ago in Dublin. We now have both a Primary and Secondary School which caters for our Jewish Children. Please go to their Website to find all the information. This school is located in a suburb of Dublin 10 minutes walk from the Orthodox Synagogue. (All Primary Schooling is FREE). The Community is currently reviewing the establishment of both a Kindergarten & a Mother and Toddler Group. Visit Our Education and Talmud Torah page for further information our unique system of education here in Ireland.
There are three active synagogues within the Community: -
Machziki Hadaas (Services held on every Shabbat and on Festivals) Congregation of approx 30 people. Kiddush after Shabbat
Dublin Hebrew Congregation Services held three times a day. Kiddush after Shabbat. Regular activities. Weekly Shiur by the Rabbi on Tuesday evening and Gemara Shiur on Wednesdays. Congregation of 400 plus.
Both Synagogues are in the Terenure suburb of South Dublin approx 3.5 Kilometres from the centre of town.
Orthodox services are also held on Shabbat and Festivals in the Bloomfield Nursing Home which houses the elderly of the Community.
Dublin Jewish Progressive Community.
Since its foundation in 1946 by members of the Irish Jewish Community, the DJPC has built a congregation based on values of inclusivity and the practice of Liberal Judaism.
While strong pricing and promotional offers appeal to the mass market, SuperValu Churchtown also caters for a more unusual niche in Ireland. The supermarket sells Kosher food for Dublin’s Jewish population; largely situated in and around the local areas of Terenure, Rathfarnham, Rathgar and Churchtown.
The Owner of Supervalu explains: “There’s a synagogue based in Terenure, and for the last 10 years we’ve been providing all the kosher foods.
‘The Bretzel’ Bakery
Ask any Dubliner to name a bakery and most will find with ‘The Bretzel’ rolling off their tongue. Once synonymous with Dublin’s Jewish quarter, The Bretzel is as much a part of Dublin culinary history as a long ray or a bowl of coddle. In fact, The Bretzel still make their ‘Challah’ (Jewish festive sesame bread) to the same recipe as they did when it opened and their name is still synonymous with what once was a thriving Jewish quarter as its environs were indeed the hub of Dublin Jewish business. It was owned by Jewish proprietors from the Grinspons to the Elliman to the Steins and the tradition was only broken when the Hacketts took ownership in the sixties. Ill health led to the shops demise but it was snatched from the hands of obsolescence by its saviours and most recent custodians, William Despard and Cormac Keenan.
Other Food Sources
South African Food Shop Ireland
4 Strand Street Great
Fallon & Byrne,
11 -17 Exchequer Street,
Housing and cost of living
Currently cost of living is surprisingly affordable and housing both rental and for purchase are at the lowest they have been for many years.
When you come to live in Dublin, you will be welcomed in to the community and become a part of a small vibrant community. We will have a family to look after you immediately and show you around. The Community Office will assist you in finding housing accommodation.
The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)
Department of Foreign Affairs
Garda National Immigration Bureau