Jewish Folk Centre

The Jewish Folk Centre was established in 1941 as a Yiddish cultural centre. For many years the Jewish Folk Centre made a large impact on the community by the number and quality of their Yiddish functions.

The Jewish Folk Centre comprises:

  • The Moadon – HaMoadon Ha’Israeli
  • The Yiddish Club
  • The Hebrew Library
  • Chug Tarbut, which is in association with Brit Ivrit Olamit who started our Hebrew Library over 50 years ago

The Jewish Folk Centre is run by the Moadon. The Moadon, as its name suggest, is a club, which caters for all Israeli's in Sydney. The goal is to bring Israelis together, to celebrate the Jewish festivals and to have a social 'home away from home' for the Israeli community. The Moadon's functions are mainly for Hebrew speaking people but are open to non Hebrew speaking people to attend as well.

There are a number of activities at the Centre, these include:

  • The Yiddish Club, for Yiddish speaking people –meets for breakfast on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Chug Tarbut meets on the last Sunday of each month with lectures in Hebrew.
  • The Hebrew Library is open every Sunday 10am - 12 pm and contains many current Hebrew books.
  • The Hall of the Jewish Folk Centre is available to rent for private functions, such as Briths, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, etc.