Dear Friend,


Why did the rider jump off his motorcycle in the Old City? What did I tell the Jew from Kiev at the Kotel? How come it took Sara and me 35 minutes to drive 2km in Tiberius? And why did the catholic priests shout at the Rabbis?


Land of the deer: my report back from Israel. Tomorrow, Shabbas Day, 12pm. hope to see you there!


This Sunday is Lag B’omer, so come parade in style! The Great Parade is a unity event being sponsored by Chabad House, Ohr Somayach, Marais Road Shul and many other Shuls and org’s, including all our Jewish schools. Don’t miss this chance to feel real Jewish Pride! Starts at 10am on Beach Rd., corner Arthurs Rd. Click here for more details


It’s not every day that Israel’s Prime Minister endorses something. Anything! But Bibi Netanyahu formally endorsed JLI’s “Survival of a Nation” course which reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War; a watershed moment in Jewish History. Feel the fear, let your heart race with excitement, and twist your mind in ethical consideration. Join me for this 6 week course, which starts on May 22.


Won’t be here for a week or two? No problem! A video of my lectures will be available to all who sign up of the course. Book now! or call 0214397543


Mazal Tov to Jacky & Renee Sischy on the birth of a grandson. Much nachas!


And Helen Rosen turned 90! Mazel tov Helen on your special birthday. May You be blessed with many healthy, productive, years.


Condolences to Stella Kope & Steven Rom on the passing of their mother, Dorothy Rom.


Almost two years ago, a Jewish visitor to Cape Town, Gaby Kabrins, was viciously murdered in Camps Bay. The accused goes on trial This Monday, 15 May 2017 in the Cape High Court.


Gaby’s family is here from overseas and the Justice4Gaby Support Group are organising for people to be present in court to support Gaby’s parents and ensure that the trial receives the attention it deserves. If you wish to help, even a little bit, please send an email to Regular information about the trial will be posted on the Justice4Gaby Facebook page May the family know no more sorrow and may justice bring them a  measure of comfort.


Don’t forget to diarise May 30 for our grand Mobelli Shavuot dinner and Discovery all-night learning with internationally renowned historian (and Sinai Indaba Speaker) Rabbi Ken Spiro! Book quickly as we will sell out.


Welcome to Herzlia Middle and High School teachers who will be having Shabbat Dinner at Marais Rd. Shul, organised by our very own Di Dos Santos. All we could say to the teachers is, “Toda Raba”!


Shabbat shalom and happy reading!