23 Av 5779 – Eikev

By | August 22nd, 2019|

The power of community It's  interesting how you can have nine jews consisting of the most righteous people, yet they can't complete a minyan and join together in prayer. Each of them may have the spiritual status or Abraham, the holiness of Moses or the Nobility of King David,

16 Av 5779 – Vaetchanan

By | August 15th, 2019|

What does a Mezuzah achieve? I remember as a kid, following lunch on Rosh Hashana, I would meet with friends to blow Shofar for those who may have missed hearing it in Shule that day. We walked up and down many streets, always looking for Mezuzot that would identify

9 Av 5779 – Devarim

By | August 8th, 2019|

In his work "Man's search for meaning", famous holocaust survivor and psychotherapist Victor Frankl analyses the psyche of the typical camp inmate. He suggests that those prisoners who had something to live for had higher rates of survival than those who didn't. To quote: "He who has a why to live can

2 Av 5779 – Matot-Masei

By | August 1st, 2019|

I know everyone is busy. From the endless work commitments to the juggling of children's schedules and appointments. There is always something else that needs to be done. In this age of fast-paced technology, the speed of information flow is almost instantaneous. On the one hand, it enables us to

24 Tammuz 5779 – Pinchas

By | July 25th, 2019|

Becoming the leaders we were meant to be How can we most effectively inspire our children, grandchildren and those closest to us? How do we pass on values, messages and ideals in a way that engages others and unites them towards achieving a task or goal? This week we

16 Tammuz 5779 – Balak

By | July 19th, 2019|

Change Your Focus! This past week we had the honour of hosting Miriam Peretz who tragically, lost 2 sons in the IDF as well as her husband from grief. In what was an incredibly inspiring address she encouraged everyone going through challenge to see the good we have in

3 Tamuz 5779 – Korach

By | July 4th, 2019|

I had the immense honour this week of participating in the induction service of the new Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force. One of the qualities that struck me about the incoming chief, was his sense of humility. In his speech, he mentioned one of his primary goals was

26 Sivan 5779 – Shelach

By | June 27th, 2019|

The ONLY perspective that breeds SUCCESS! How often have you not achieved something because you told yourself: "I can't do it"? To what extent does our own thinking contribute towards the achievement of our goals?  A lot. When Moses sends the 12 tribal leaders (known as the '12 spies')

Community Growth & Education Officer / Associate Rabbi

By | June 27th, 2019|

Maroubra Synagogue is searching for a Community Growth & Education Officer / Associate Rabbi. This is a new role and a part-time position – initial 12-month contract. We are seeking to engage a passionate and pro-active adult educator to enhance our offering and to support the vision of the Rabbi and the Board.