Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation בית הכנסת אהל יעקב
Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation  בית הכנסת אהל יעקב

Welcome to Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation

קבלת פנים ל בית הכנסת אהל יעקב


Simchat Torah - שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

celebrating the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings is today.

This week, we begin the new cycle with Bereshit.

Service and kiddush tonight at 7:00pm!


!Chag Sameach from all of us at AHC

The bad news..... this will be the last year that Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation will be in operation.  We will cease to exist in our current form on the 31st October 2016.  We are therefore no longer accepting any membership applications for AHC.  But the GOOD NEWS is that we will be reconstituting under a revised legal format, which necessitates (amongst other things) a name change.


From 1 November we will become Aberdeen Synagogue and Jewish Community Centre. 


ASJCC will have it's own website and membership structure.  All of our existing members and supporters will be warmly welcomed as new members of ASJCC.  Services, High Holy Days etc will continue as before.  In addition, we will be offering a wider range of activities, both religious and secular, as part of our Jewish Community Centre.


Further details will be released nearer the time, but in the meantime, please direct any queries to the webmaster..

We will continue to operate as a traditional Synagogue in the centre of Aberdeen, serving the Grampian region and the North East of Scotland. Although our numbers may be small, we are a thriving community.  We don't have a permanent rabbi, but we do host a series of social, cultural and religious events throughout the year.  Visitors are always welcome to our shul, and indeed on many occasions visitors have helped us make a minyan.


Jewish life in Aberdeen can be difficult at times, but it is also very interesting and rewarding. Our shul is the cornerstone of spiritual life for many of our local Jewish and non-Jewish families and friends.


Our shul and website receive no external funding and are staffed entirely by volunteers.  We are completely independent and not affiliated to any national organisation of Synagogues, or other Institutes.  Emails and queries will be answered, but please be patient


Queries or comments regarding the website may be directed to the webmaster; for other queries and information, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact the information office.  Details of how to join ASJCC online will be released shortly.


Thank you for visiting! ! הכל טוב

About Us מי אותנו


Learn a little about our history, what the Shul  is like today, and our plans for the future! 

Also contains links to our "Gallery" page, showing pictures of Shul events, our Members Only zone, details of membership fees and how to support the shul.

Links אתר אינטרנט מחבר


The "Links" page is still being populated, but there are already some useful and interesting sites on there.  Also includes a link to SCoJeC sites.  If you have something you would like to see listed, please contact the webmaster.

Parshah פרשת


This week's Parshah in the annual cycle is Bereshit, פרשת בראשית - Genesis 1:1 to 6:8.  This is the first Parshah in the annual cycle.  Bereshit of course means "in the beginning".

Our Parshah page contains links to other useful, external sites.

See details of our latest refurbishment project - Brandon's Garden Makeover!


We were very honooured to have one of our younger members, Brandon, nominate the Shul as the beneficiary of his Eagle Scouts of America leadership project over the summer.  Thanks to Brandon and his band of volunteers, the shul garden has been completely refurbished and is now looking beautiful, just in time for Sukkot.  See the unfolding of the project on our Gallery Page!


Some more history of the Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation - http://www.aberdeenhebrew.org.uk/about-us/early-shul/


Sukkot 5776 - http://www.aberdeenhebrew.org.uk/about-us/gallery/

Torah scrolls in the shul Torah scrolls in the shul

Events and Calendar ארועים ולוח שנה

The Shul holds Ma'ariv services at 6:00pm every Friday evening.   Please email the webmaster in advance if you wish to confirm your attendance, as there may not necessarily be a planned or led service, and occasionally services are led by a woman.


The next Shabbat Sacharis service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, 5 November 2016, followed by Kiddush. 



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News From Home and Abroad בית חדשות ובחוץ לארץ

News and events from Scotland, Israel and other places will appear here.  For Shul news, see Events.

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