23 Jan 2019

I chose to collect my old books and donate them to a school which could make better use of them. Rabbi Greg suggested that I ask my Grade 7 class members to also donate books. I did so and they brought lots of books. I delivered them to Oranjekloof school in Hout Bay w...

23 Jan 2019

Beth Silbert, from The Shine Project at Good Hope Seminary, linked some of us up with pupils to be their penpals. My penpal’s name was Imange and we wrote each other a few letters over the year. This project was part of the Grade Three’s literacy programme.

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15 Jan 2019

Good morning family and friends.

My Torah portion is from the book of Exodus and it is called Bo, it is about the last three plagues, locusts, darkness and death of the first born. It also contains the rules of the holiday of Pesach.

What I would like to focus on this mo...

19 Nov 2018

My Torah portion is called Vayetzei.  There is so much to grasp from it. Jacob leaves his home as he is running from is brother who is trying to kill him. He is deserted with no belongings. One night he has a dream… In his dream he sees a ladder with angels going  up a...

1 Nov 2018

Chayei Sarah

  1. Intro (short summary, 3 sentences)

My text Chayei Sarah is in the book of Genesis, the first book in the Torah. Avraham was married to Sarah with whom he had one son, his name was Isaac. Beside, Avraham had a son with Hagar, who was Sarah’s maid. His...

22 Oct 2018

My Torah portion is Lech Lecha in the book of Genesis, which is the 1st book. It is about Abram and Sarai’s journey to the land that g-d promised to show them.

At the beginning of the story the Eternal One said to Abram “Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your fa...

3 Oct 2018

WHAT IS G-D’s GENDER?

My message today for you all to go home and think about is ‘what is G-d’s gender?’.

During my one on one sessions with Rabbi Greg he really made me think out of the box with my Torah portion, he guided me with what to speak about for my Serman and t...

11 Jun 2018

For my Mitzvah Project, I decided to use my talent and love for swimming to raise funds for the Sunflower Fund and Project Flamingo.  The event was a 1 km Open Water swim in Elgin.  Through sponsorship I raised R2 000 and in total R65 178 was raised.  It feels good to...

8 Feb 2018

I live in the Hout Bay area. There is an inforal settlement there. Last year it had a fire which had a terrible effect on people's lives. I also hear about crime there and the effect it has on people, especially children who are innocent and vulnerable. I decided to pr...

8 Feb 2018

In their sermons Rabbi Greg and Rabbi Malcolm explain the meanings of the weekly portions from the Torah and the Haftarah. They often say that the Torah has answers for us – even though it was written a very long time ago and sometimes you have to look carefully for th...

13 Oct 2017

My Torah Portion is B’reishit, the first parshah of the Torah. B’reishit is all about the Creation of the World. The creation of humans, animals, nature, planets and even crocodiles. It has some of the most famous stories in the Torah like Adam and Eve eating from the...

4 Oct 2017

My Torah portion is Shabbat Chol Ha-Mo-eid Sukkot.  Moses speaks to the Israelites on the banks of the River Jordan.  He reminds the Israelites what he has taught them, so they will not forget, because Moses is going to die before they cross the river into the Promised...

19 Jun 2017

For my mitzvah I decided to go to Darg, which is a rescue organisation for aminals.  I decided to go to Darg because I love animals.  When I got there I was assigned to ‘kitten duty’. 

This involved playing and interracting with some ferral kittens.  This was...

5 May 2017

On the 2 of May I went with my sister and best friend Mathew to DARG adoption centre in Hout Bay

We saw different types of dogs and cats. We helped feed them, brush them and gave them lots of love and attention.

We gave them some donations to help with the expenses for t...

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