See you at Sinai!

Mincha has moved! Tonight, the service begins at 6:20pm. NB from next week, service begins at 6:15pm.


Dear Friend,


The new year has barely begun- but things are heating up!


Check out last week’s episode of Derech Eretz on SABC2, featuring music arranged by our cantor Ivor Joffe and a message from yours truly on the theme of finding purpose in our lives. Derech Eretz runs every Sunday morning at 8:30 so keep watching!


Sinai VI lands in Cape Town next Sunday. With 11 International personalities and a full day learning experience at the CTICC, the excitement is mounting. Marais Road Shul is honoured to be hosting Indaba speaker Rabbi Dov Greenberg of Chabad at Stanford University (and a very old personal friend) for next Friday Night Shul’s service, where he’ll deliver the drosha (February 24). Not to be missed! Click here to book your Indaba tickets today. See you at Sinai!


Welcome to Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz who will be delivering the Shiur after tomorrow’s brocha. Rabbi Tatz is a hugely popular speaker and if you haven’t yet enjoyed one of his shiurim, do yourself a favour and diarise tomorrow 12pm at the Marais Road Shul. Get ready for a treat!


But Why? Judaism is full of quirky stuff and we just wanna know “why”. So join the Jewish course of “Why”! This acclaimed JLI course will be delivered by Rabbi Pini Hecht, starting March 8 at the Shul Hall. Sign up today by calling the Shul or emailing Why? Find out on March 8!


Daven e caffe introduces ‘Think Coffee’, sponsored by vida e caffe. Think Coffee is hosting a businessperson’s breakfast on Wednesday March 1. Our guest will be Ken Spiro the renowned historian and one of Sinai Indaba’s top line-up of speakers. Book your table today at!


Cape Town experienced a profound loss with the untimely passing of Eliot Osrin, on Wednesday. First and foremost, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and we wish his wife Myra and sons Malcolm, Jeffrey and Bernard, and their families our deepest condolences. Eliot will be remembered as the father of the Cape Town Jewish community and his influence of 5 decades of leadership is felt in every single one of our institutions. Eliot came every Friday Night to Shul and was deeply committed to our Shul. I know our community joins me in wishing his family strength and comfort. Yehi zichro baruch.


Our Shul lost another regular this week with the passing of our beloved Hammy Kagan. Hammy was in Shul every Shabbas day and often served as our Kohen representative. We wish Miranda and their daughters Ronit and Sharna our condolences. May Hashem grant you comfort. 


Last week we bid tzeitchem leshalom to Sam and Reva Chait who went to Israel on their annual trip and for the bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Ovadia Shalom. Mazel tov and much nachas!


Mazels to our in-house caterer, Hadassah Friedman on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Greg and Sara Stern!


Mazel tov to Eldred Polikoff on his 80th birthday! May you and Eva have years of good health and much nachas.