Lets Celebrate Life!

Dear Friend,


Good…better…best! What is the biggest annual Jewish event of the year? In our special community of Cape Town, that’s a big question. With a plethora of cultural, communal, spiritual and educational events, there would be quite a few contenders for this prize. Yet the winner is clear.


Sinai Indaba attracts thousands each year to a super slick and high international quality of speakers, artists and presenters in a most comfortable and respectable setting. It’s a celebration of Jewish Life and it just went ‘best’!


This year, Sinai Encore brings back the best of the best, the most popular speakers who excited and stimulated your minds, hearts and souls. The ones whom you said, “I wish I could hear them again”. Well, they’re coming to you. Here. In Cape Town. On February 24.


Book today! Click here to secure your spot.


In keeping with the communal focus of the Sinai Indaba, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein has generously arranged for our communities to engage more intimately with the speakers on the Shabbas before. Shkayach!


Major General Yakov Amidror served as head of Israel’s national security council and senior advisor to the Prime Minister. He will be our guest for a special daven e caffe on Friday February 22. Davening at 7am, corporate breakfast and presentation 7:45-9am. Book at the shul office today!


And in another huge celebration of life and Jewish life, we bring you this Shabbas the Bar Mitzvah of Jed Kagan! Jed is a unique young man whose maturity is unquestioned and we are so proud to welcome him into Jewish adulthood.


Mazel tov to Raymond and Shana Kagan on celebrating their son Jed’s Bar Mitzvah, a milestone that gives them and us an opportunity to thank Hashem for His abundant grace and blessing. May you continue to have much nachas!


Want to win two tickets to Israel? The Chief Rabbi Cyril and Ann Harris Yeshiva of Cape Town is offering a great raffle for some awesome prizes! We are proud to host the Yeshiva and are extremely grateful for everything the Bachurim do for and in our community. If you wish to support the Yeshiva while standing a chance for great winnings, email office@yeshiva.org.za today.


Just a few weeks ago we all stood horrified as a beloved Shul in our community burned down, taking 7 holy Torah scrolls with it. We are proud of the strides thatRabbi and Rebbetzin Thurgood, along with the Morasha community, have taken in ensuring the congregation’s continuity and growth. This Sunday, we have a chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with them in sadness and in joy.


At 10am the community will perform the sacred duty of burying the Torah fragments at Pinelands cemetery. And at 4:30pm, we can dance together as a brand new Torah scroll is inaugurated at the Weizmann campus. Mazel tov!!


Double Mazel tov to Harry and Shooshy Buchinsky! This week Harry celebrated his 85th birthday kenehora and the engagement of their grandson, Dr. Gabriel Glaun. Mazel tov, mazel tov!


Shabbat Shalom and happy reading,


Rabbi Dovid Wineberg