If you have been seeking a synagogue and community where you can feel a sense of true belonging, then we believe your search is over! That’s because warmth, friendship and acceptance for all, are our most basic ingredients. We are confident that you have finally found the synagogue that you and your loved ones can call home. 

At our Shule people tend to develop lasting friendships and truly feel a part of the community. You’ll find services that are spiritually uplifting and meaningful, plus sermons that are relevant, inspirational and topical. You will also enjoy our unique combination of cherished traditional values and contemporary ideas that successfully meet the needs of modern Jewish families. 

We are certain that you will be able to feel comfortable and inspired, no matter your level of observance. In fact, no prior religious observance is necessary; at Chabad, we welcome, and unconditionally accept every Jew.

Our membership base is comprised of Jews from everywhere, Australians, South Africans, Israelis, and more, all feeling connected regardless of their background.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah 

If you are looking for a unique bar/bat mitzvah experience for your child, you have definitely come to the right address!

Our pre Bar/Bat mitzvah programmes do not only prepare the children for their “big day”, we prepare them for their life, giving them skills, knowledge and a strong sense of Jewish identity and Jewish pride. In these programs, children are encouraged to attend numerous fun, social events and shabbatons, and genuine life friendships are formed every year.

The ceremonies are personal, warm, and uniquely tailored to the personalities and needs of the individual. This year of their life is reflected upon many years later with fond memories of fun times, inspirational moments and role models they can turn to for many, many years.       



This, plus amazing family and youth programs and a strong emphasis on congregational participation, including our Ladies Guild, our Chesed committee, our monthly community Shabbat lunches (not to mention our famous Shabbat “cholent” at the weekly Kiddush!)  incredible learning opportunities and shiurim  for all ages, are some of the reasons “Beit Menachem” has grown so rapidly.

We are conveniently and centrally located in St Ives, and have a dynamic, friendly and energetic Rabbinical staff and our membership fees are deliberately reasonable and affordable.

We realize that this decision you are about to make is very important to you, so please don’t take our word for it.  Take the time to learn more about our unique approach by attending services and experiencing our special family environment firsthand. 

At Chabad, you will not be “just another number”, you will be another family member, and we look forward to embracing and welcoming you as such.

If you have further questions or if you’d like to arrange a time to meet with Rabbi or Rebbetzin Schapiro or anyone else on our team, please contact the office on 02 9488 9548, or email them directly by clicking here.