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20 Tishri 5779 – Sukkot

By | September 27th, 2018|

Are you intimidated to dance? Would you like to dance but feel intimidated?  Do you ever feel that people are watching you, judging you and therefore don't allow yourself to just live in the moment? As I want you to really enjoy and 'get into' the dancing during Simchat

13 Tishri 5779 – Haazinu

By | September 20th, 2018|

I found it so heartwarming to see a full Shul over Yom Kippur and I really hope you found our services meaningful and inspiring. I shout out a big 'thank you' to all those who made it possible including our Chazzanim, president and board of management, office team, CSG and the

6 Tishri 5779 – Vayelech

By | September 13th, 2018|

What an amazing Rosh Hashana we celebrated together this past week. I was inspired to see so many people in Shule and the ruach in both the main and second Shule's were truly uplifting. As you can imagine, in preparing all the sermons I have delved into much material and

28 Elul 5778 – Nitzavim

By | September 5th, 2018|

Important Message I want this Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur to be as inspiring and transformative as possible. But as you know, in life, you only get out as much as the effort that you put in. We must prepare ourselves for these upcoming days of Awe. So it

21 Elul 5778 – Ki Tavo

By | August 31st, 2018|

Highlight of my Rabbinic career This past Sunday I took part in an event that was one of the great highlights of my Rabbinic career. This event was the completion of a Torah scroll and its subsequent dedication at our Shule in honour of our 70th anniversary celebrations. This

14 Elul 5778 – Ki Tetzei

By | August 23rd, 2018|

Over Shabbat I look forward to sharing with you various ideas surrounding the makings of and importance of our holy Torah as we prepare for our Torah dedication this Sunday. I hope to see you all there! Here is a thought that I will be exploring over Shabbat. Let's start

7 Elul 5778 – Shoftim

By | August 16th, 2018|

Pursuing justice is an important quality that the Torah emphasises in this week's Parasha, Shoftim. Not only must citizens adhere to this important moral code, so must a city's leaders. Even a King had to ensure that he had two Torah scrolls written for him - one that would be

9 Av 5778 – Devarim

By | July 20th, 2018|

What is our response to tragedy?  This Shabbat is actually Tisha B'av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. It is on this day that many of our greatest tragedies took place, most famously, the destruction of the first and second Temples. As Tisha B'av falls out on Shabbat

24 Tammuz 5778 – Pinchas

By | July 5th, 2018|

Is Jewish Law always BLACK and WHITE? Well, if you read the beginning of this week's Parasha it definitely seems so! Pinchas witnesses a plague engulfing the Jewish people as a result of immoral behaviour. Young Jewish men have strayed after Midianite women. Zimri, a leader of one of