A Class is offered each morning during breakfast and main lectures are given after lunch.'Stump the Rabbi' and similar type intriguing round-table discussions take place after dinner and always go on for hours.
Our featured lecturers will also address the crowd at various times in the Synagogue from the pulpit. Our guest scholars and a complete schedule and title of classes will be posted shortly.
We are so excited to announce that Rabbi YY Jacobson will be joining us again for Rosh Hashana at the Bahia Mar.
One of America’s premier Jewish scholars in Torah and Jewish mysticism, Rabbi YY (Yosef Yitzchak) Jacobson is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on six continents and in forty states, and serving as teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe. He is considered to be one of the most successful, passionate and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences.
Rabbi YY Jacobson was the first rabbi ever to be invited by the Pentagon to deliver the religious keynote to the US military Chief of Chaplains and to the National Security Agency. At the conference he was hailed “The Jewish Billy Graham.”
Rabbi Yossy Goldman was born in Brooklyn, New York to a distinguished Chabad family. In 1976 he was sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe as shliach to serve the Jewish community of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is Senior Rabbi of the Sydenham Highlands North Shul since 1986, and president of the South African Rabbinical Association.
Mrs. Rochel Goldman grew up and was educated through high school in Cleveland, Ohio. She furthered her studies in Seminaries in New York and France obtaining a degree in teaching. She moved to South Africa in March, 1976. She has been a popular high school teacher at Yeshiva College and Torah Academy for many years.
Since 1986, she has been Rebbetzin of the Sydenham-Highlands North Hebrew Congregation in Johannesburg, South Africa. She gives many classes in a wide range of subjects to women and men in the Johannesburg community.
Rochel is Founder and Chairperson of “Women of the World,” a highly successful organization which nurtures Jewish women, promotes education and a more positive South Africa.
As the proud mother of a large family, juggling her many tasks as ably as she does, has made Rochel an inspirational role model for every young woman who has made her acquaintance.