Prayers and Prayer Times

Prayer services in the Ljubljana synagogue are currently held on Erev Shabbat (Friday evening) and Shabbat morning, subject to prior notice. The prayers follow the traditional rite of spatial separation of men and women during prayer. After the prayer, the congregation invites you to Kiddush, followed by Seuda. Community members and Jewish guests from abroad can inquire about the times of prayer at the administration office.

For security reasons, participation in the prayers is only possible after prior registration and confirmation by our office. Please note that individual and unannounced visits to the synagogue are not possible for organizational reasons.

Religious Instruction for Jewish Children in Slovenia

Religious instruction for all Jewish children in Slovenia takes the form of group lessons, which are held in person and online. Registration for religious instructions takes place via the community´s office. All children and young people who belong to the community can take part.


Currently there is no Mikvah in Ljubljana. The nearest Mikwoth are in Trieste, Zagreb, or Vienna.

Pastoral Care

Services in the synagogue are regularly conducted by qualified community members or external cantors. Pastoral talks, the care of prisoners, the sick and mourning, or people in crisis situations are coordinated by our office management.

Chief Rabbi Ariel Haddad שליט״א has been officially accredited as a rabbi in Slovenia since 2003, and began working for our congregation in 2022. If necessary, he is represented in rabbinical matters by the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish community of Graz and member of the board of the European Rabbinical Conference, Schlomo Hofmeister שליט״א. Both rabbinic personalities form the rabbinate of Jewish Association of Slovenia.

Deaths/ Funerals

Proper execution of funerals, including proper Tahara, is particularly important to us and, according to religious regulations, should take place as soon as possible after death. In the event of a death, please contact the office of the Jewish community immediately. Outside of office hours, we have provided an emergency number where we can be reached 24 hours a day. Burial in the Jewish cemetery presupposes membership in the Jewish Association of Slovenia, but in any case presupposes that the deceased is considered a Jew according to Halakah, Jewish religious law.

Kosher Food

The city of Ljubljana currently has no kosher catering establishments or grocery stores. The nearest kosher supply companies are in Trieste, Zagreb, or Vienna. The kitchen of the synagogue of the Jewish community in Ljubljana is kept kosher, but is only used to provide food for community members at Kiddushim on Shabbatoth, Chagim, or other religious celebrations. With timely notification, we can help in individual cases with the procurement of kosher food from Graz and Vienna.