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4 Shevat 5778 – Bo

By | January 19th, 2018|

Are you free? In the Kovno ghetto in the early 1940’s, an extraordinary scene took place in the makeshift synagogue. The worshippers already knew the fate in store for them. One morning the leader of prayers stopped in the middle of the service and said, “How can I thank

5 Tevet 5778 – Vayigash

By | December 22nd, 2017|

What it takes to be a leader? It is interesting to consider the lack of significant Talmudic commentary surrounding the festival of Chanukah. I mean, the other main festivals have their own dedicated books within the Talmud that details their laws and the intricacies of their practices. Let me give you some explanations.

28 Kislev 5778 – Mikeitz

By | December 14th, 2017|

Chanukah Sameach! This past week we held a packed event at Westfield Eastgardens which featured a Judah Maccabee show and a concert by the Mount Sinai junior Choir. We look forward to an exciting Chanukah weekend

21 Kislev 5788 – Vayeishev

By | December 11th, 2017|

A Shabbat teaser To be a Jew means to live with a question. To be a Jew means to never rest or sleep until we either get an answer to that question or remove the floor beneath which the question lies. So, for this week's message, I seek to share

14 Kislev 5778 – Vayishlach

By | November 30th, 2017|

I look forward to welcoming all of our new members and new families for a special welcome kiddush after the service this Shabbat day. It's so wonderful being part of a growing community. From strength to strength! I also wish a mazal tov to all of our birthday kids from

7 Kislev 5778 – Vayetzei

By | November 23rd, 2017|

The secret to Jewish survival - it all lies in our name! The Jewish people take their name from their third forefather, Yaakov, who was also known as, "Israel". But what was wrong with Avraham or YItzchak that we had to take the third in line? After all, Avraham

29 Cheshvan 5778 – Toldot

By | November 16th, 2017|

I take this opportunity in welcoming all years K-2 students from Mount Sinai College to our Shule this Friday night where the students will join me in leading the Shabbat service. All are welcome! Education at the Shule? This week on Tuesday we commenced our "Maroubra Beit Midrash (house of

22 Cheshvan 5778 – Chayei Sara

By | November 9th, 2017|

I had the privilege of introducing and hosting the Chief Rabbi of Israel at Maroubra Shule and Mount Sinai college on Thursday this week. In the Shule, I shared a summary of the first part of the following idea as his introduction.  One of my favourite Jewish ideas comes from

15 Cheshvan 5778 – Vayiera

By | November 2nd, 2017|

Jews have over a four thousand year connection with the city of Beer Sheva. THIS week in Shule, in the portion of Vayera, we will read about this connection in relation to a covenant that was forged between Abraham and Avimelech the King of Gerar over the wells that Abraham