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...

Ki Tetze – Pesky Amalekites, Reprise

This is a guest post, contributed by Russell Harding, who delivered this sermon in the Wellington Hebrew Congregation, Shabbat 2 September, 2017. We were recently treated to an insightful Shiur from our own Tadhg...

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...