One of the questions I often get asked is, what makes Moriah different to other schools? As a non-Jew and a person who is not part of the local community, I feel that I can answer this question quite objectively. For me, it is without doubt the Jewish life of the school. There are many … Continue reading MORIAH’S POINT OF DIFFERENCE
As we tentatively peel back the regulations, lower our guards (and masks), and welcome families back onto campus and into our classrooms after being wrapped up in a Covid blanket for more than two years, we are having to re-think how best to do this, returning to a close face-to-face connection, whilst maintaining a little … Continue reading A calling for the ties that bind the human spirit
It feels surreal to be writing this from the Old City of Jerusalem, after having just spent a few minutes at the Kotel, on a beautiful sunny day. When various members of the community find out I am accompanying yet another Israel Study Tour (IST) group, they often ask me, “How many times have you … Continue reading What I love about taking students to Israel
I trust you and your families enjoyed some special time celebrating Pesach and relaxing during the term break. The day before Term 2 commenced was ANZAC Day. We honour and remember those who fought and sacrificed so that our society, our values of democracy, freedom, dignity, and human rights, can be the way they are. … Continue reading Welcome to Term 2!
Each festival has multiple facets of meaning. One facet of Pesach is ‘Z’man Cheiruteinu’, ‘the season of our emancipation’. In fact, Pesach is a time in which each of us is obligated to see ourselves as if we actually came out of Egypt and to experience personal freedom. The word ‘Egypt’ in Hebrew is ‘Mitrayim’. … Continue reading PESACH, ALLOWING OUR FREEDOM TO MATURE