News from the Centre Blog

Celebrate our 175th with us!

We invite you to join our celebrations of 175 years since the first Shabbat services in Wellington in 1843, and 40 years of Moriah Kindergarten, in February next year. Pencil in the weekend of...

Chag Sukkot Sameach!

Our office and the Kosher Co-op will be closed this Thursday and Friday (5 and 6 October) for Sukkot and next Thursday and Friday (12 and 13 October) for Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah....

A gut yohr!

Our office and the Kosher Co-op will be closed this Thursday and Friday for Rosh Hashanah. From everyone at the Centre we wish you a gut gebentsched yohr and a l’shanah tovah umetukah!

Ki Tavo – Be Happy

The Mishnah in Berachot (9:5) states that one must bless the Lord for calamities as well as for the good. An example of such a blessing is Barukh dayan ha’emet, recited by mourners upon...

Have your say on logo ideas!

In June we called for ideas for a logo for the Wellington Jewish Community Centre. We asked for your ideas – concepts, examples of logos from elsewhere, or actual logo designs – which we could...

Shoftim – Justice For All

Among the many Mitzvot that appear in Parshat Shoftim, one of the better known phrases is the mandate to perform and preserve justice in our society. “Justice, justice you shall pursue, in order that you...

Re’eh – Be a Blessing

When flying at a low altitude over a mountainous region it is easy to identify the tree line. At a certain altitude the trees stop suddenly. They don’t thin out, they simply stop. The...

Va’etchanan – New Age

A study was recently undertaken by Christian groups in the United States to understand the religious attitudes and beliefs of religiously affiliated Christian youth in the United States. The results of the study were...