Kia ora and Welcome to Wellington
שלום וברוכים הבאים לוולינגטון
"The World's Coolest Little Capital"
Guide to Jewish visitors
We have compiled helpful information for Jewish visitors to Wellington seeking Shabbat friendly accomodation and activities as well as kosher meal options - all in the vicinity of the WJCC!
Where can I stay?
Visitors are fortunate to have a number of accommodation options in the vicinity of the WJCC.
The Harbour City Motor Inn offers travelers Shabbat friendly accommodation directly opposite the WJCC.
The Capital View Motel offers travelers Shabbat friendly accommodation adjacent to the WJCC
There are also a number of other hotels, hostels and Airbnb's operating in the area.
Can I be hosted for Meals?
With at least 3 days' notice we are happy to arrange hosting for shabbat and Yom Tov meals. These meals are hosted by several of our families, and it is an excellent opportunity to meet someone local and get insider tips of must do's in wellington!
Where can I get Kosher food?
If you would like to have your own meals while you are with us, the Kosher Co-Op is the one-stop kosher shop with all your shabbat goodies. Challot, bagels, dips, meats and cheeses are all available.
Pre-made meals may sometimes be arranged with enough notice. Contact for more details.
The Kosher Kiwi is a great directory of all things kosher.
What are your services like?
Our Ashkenaz kehilla follows Minhag Anglia and davens in accordance with the popular Koren Sacks Siddur and our own local Minhag.
Mincha begins at 5.30 throughout the winter (daylight savings) and at 7pm during the summer, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv.
- 9am Rabbi's Shiur.
- 9.30 Shacharit
- 10.15 Torah reading
- 11.30 Mussaf
A minyan for Mincha is not always available.
What is there to do on Shabbat & Yom Tov?
Wellington is a beautiful, small coastal city that is surprisingly easy to get around on foot. The adjacent Cuba Street is a bohemian landmark and will lead you all the way down towards our beautiful Queen's Wharf and our national Shabbat friendly Museum - Te Papa Tongarewa.