Author: ayelet

Pesach – freedom for every generation

On the turning away From the pale and downtrodden And the words they say Which we won’t understand Don’t accept that what’s happening Is just a case of others’ suffering Or you’ll find that...

Who moved my tefilin?

Six in the morning on a plane to my second Moatzah conference in Sydney. We have been in New Zealand for six months. Am I the same Israeli rabbi that the congregation met at...

Rabbi Knobel at Temple Sinai

Rabbi Peter and Elaine Knobel arrived in New Zealand for the High Holy Days. A leader in the American Reform movement, the Rabbi is past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and...

Welcome to Temple Sinai

The Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation was formerly known as the Wellington Liberal Jewish Congregation. Aspects of our services may be familiar to congregants accustomed to Reform, Reconstructionist, Liberal and Jewish Humanist services.The Congregation was...

Joellen Duckor

From our Mashpiah

A recent article by Jay Michaelson in Hadassah Magazine really spoke to me and I want to share some of it with you. Direct quotes from the article are in italics. I often hear...

From our Mashpiah

A letter from JoEllen Duckor, our new Mashpiah (February 2010) I am very happy and honoured to accept the position of Mashpiah of Temple Sinai. Mashpiah has a variety of translations, but most often...