• Rabbi Ariel Tal

Creating Jewish Infrastructure in Wellington, New Zealand!

What would it take to keep our families in Wellington and to attract new families to our beautiful city and wonderful community? One of the answers is creating a Jewish infrastructure. If you ask Jewish families, especially traditional or religious families, what they would be looking for in a Jewish community, they would probably mention five main structural elements:

A Mikveh

An Eruv

Accessible Kosher food (And ideally at least one Kosher deli or eatery)

Jewish education for the kids

A Shul

There are other aspects to a Jewish community, such as Torah classes for adults, Halachic advice, a local Rabbi and Rebbitzin, and community events. However, why are the first five elements the most critical? Let’s dive deeper into each one.