Life Death and the Journey of the Soul

with Rabbi Shmuel Simpson.


Three upcoming Tuesdays at 7:30 pm:


26 Jan – What is the Jewish Perspective on Life and Beyond?

2 Feb – Can we relate to the departed?

9 Feb – Heaven Hell and Reincarnation – Jewish  ideas?

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Rabbi Dovid Hazdan  

Great Park Synagogue  


Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

The Code of Jewish Law

with Rabbi Shmuel Simpson



Mishna shiur with Rabbi Hazdan

8:45 – 9:15 am in the Small Shul

Current Tractate: Shabbat



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Shiur after Kiddush

with Rabbi Shmuel Simpson



As The People of the Book the pursuit of knowledge has always been the hallmark of the Jewish People. The study of Torah is what keeps us together as a people throughout the generations. 



The Torah has something for everybody. Looking for practical instruction on how to live as a Jew? Shulchan Aruch (The code of Jewish law) has all your answers. Looking for an inspirational idea to pull you through the week?  A shiur on the weekly portion can provide you with just the inspiration you  are looking for. Mysticism your kind of thing? The Kabbalah is just right for you. And for those looking for a more analytical twist, the Talmud is just that: a deep probing look into the depths of Jewish law.



At Great Park, a number of personal study-sessions have been initiated. Should you wish to pursue a Torah subject or text of your choice, or perhaps organize a small group session please contact Shmuel or Goldie Simpson.



Women's Forum


 “Every week I see women in the community and wish them a ‘hello’ and ‘Good Shabbos’… but I know that every one of these women has a story and thought and experiences to share….”


With this in mind, a small group of women have initiated a Women’s Forum providing an opportunity for women in the community to share words of wisdom, strength and hope, based on personal life experiences. The current series of talks is called ‘Women’s Lives: Lessons we learn from each other’. If you are interested in participating in these gatherings, please contact Goldie Simpson at or on 072 832 2001.



Living with the Times



Women in the community join together for a morning or evening of learning, particularly before a chag. We share ideas in connection to the time of year, ask and answer questions, and discuss the deeper dimensions of the cycle of Jewish life. If you would like to be informed about these shiurim, please contact Goldie Simspon at or on 072 832 2001.



Rosh Chodesh Group



Each month women get together for a morning of inspiration reflecting of the power of that Hebrew month. Guest speakers share words of strength on how to infuse the month with beauty and positive energy. To join this group, please email Carmela -



Chesed Roster



We are proud of our active chesed roster headed by Stasia Behr and Bianca Blumberg. Women on the roster take turns taking kosher meals, parts of meals, flowers or little treats to community members who have just had a baby, or who are unfortumately experiencing pain or loss. If you would like to be included in this roster, please inform the Shul office.


Mitzvot of Women


With the opening of our new Mikvah, women of all ages and from all walks of life have embraced the mitzvah of Mikvah.


To talk one on one about mikvah, or to refresh your knowledge about mikvah, please contact us on


To see our Mikvah video, click here
To learn more about Mikvah visit 
To book a mikvah appointment, call 081-066-6301 (a designated private Mikvah line).

Join us for Challah-Baking and/or to learn more about the power of Shabbat candles and spreading light. To learn more about these events, email







Great Park Children service is all about fun, love and informal Jewish education. With dedicated madrichim and personal attention given to each and every child, Great Park children service is the perfect place for your child to have fun and make friends while having an incredibly positive and fun Jewish experience within the warm community of Great Park Shul.


The new ‘Shul Bucks’ System provides kids with incentives to pray, bring friends to shul and to explore Jewish Ideas and matters relating to the weekly portion. The reward being the chance to redeem awesome prizes for the shul bucks earned.


Great park children service is also looking forward to introducing a number of exciting new programs and outings in the near future. Stay tuned for more… And we hope to see you there!!    




Weekly Shabbat Children Services:


Friday Night – 6:00PM

Shabbat Day – 10:45AM





High Holidays:

Children services are held over the High Holidays. These services are filled with a spirit of the holiday, and the holiday messages are imparted in an interactive and exciting way.   


Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot:

Our children programs focus on the theme of each chag, and emphasize the lessons learned from that particular time of year.



There is no doubt that Purim is a highlight for children. Great Park is known for its outstanding annual purim party attended by happy masquerading kids. 


SImchat Torah: 

Hundreds of kids participate in our Simchat Torah celebration. The focus is on the children who  gather in the center of the Shul to dance, sing and say words of Torah.


For the particular times for each of these children services, please contact Sandy Budin – 011 718 8152.



Outings & Programs:


Our youth directors arrange various programs for our children, usually in connection to an upcoming chag. If you would like to be informed of upcoming events and projects, please contact Sandy Budin – 011 728 8152