Monday, August 14, 2017

Rosh Hashanah in Iceland 2017

Join the Icelandic Jewish community for a festive Rosh Hashanah dinner as we celebrate the new Jewish year of 5778.

The Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 21st 2017 at 5:30 PM, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Capture the spirit and tastes of Rosh Hashanah, all in one evening, with family and community, at this unique and memorable Rosh Hashanah Dinner.
This get-together is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow Jews in Iceland in a welcoming setting.

The Dinner will feature the tastes and traditions of this special holiday along with great food, song, and the sounding of the shofar.

Play area for children on premises.

RSVP by email:

Rosh Hashanah services will also take place on Friday September 22nd, 2017. at 5:30 PM.

The service is designed to make everyone feel welcome and at home. The prayers, conducted with Hebrew/English prayer-books, are lively, engaging and inclusive – spiced with inspiring tunes and insightful explanations throughout – allowing all to absorb the experience at their own level.

With wishes for a happy and healthy, sweet new year,
Looking forward,

Rabbi Naftoli

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jewish Iceland

Traveling To Iceland?

Iceland has a small Jewish population numbering about 100 souls, there has never been an organized Jewish presence here, thus no Synagogues or Jewish sights to explore.

At Chabad Iceland we seek to promote and strengthen Jewish awareness, pride and observance in Iceland.
We strive to reach out to every Jew by providing a wide variety of educational, religious, and social services, our emphasis is on sharing the treasures of our tradition and affording every Jew the opportunity to experience his or her wonderful Jewish heritage.  

Due to budgeting concerns there is not yet a full time Minyan or Chabad House in Reykjavik, rather regular visits by Rabbi's around the Major Jewish Holidays. see below for a report of our latest visit.

 For any further Inquires regarding Kosher Food and Jewish Life in Iceland, or if you would like to make a donation to partner with us in serving the Jews of Iceland 
Please email us @

Kosher Food

Kosher brands of Food are hard to find in Iceland, however being that almost all food items are imported, one can find many products from the US and UK with a kosher Certification on them, in the central supermarkets.
namely Hangkaup, Kronan, 10/11 and Noatun, there is also a wholesaler called Bonus which carry's many US products.

Rabbi Naftoli Pewzner
Chabad Roving Rabbi's