We were delighted to once again host The Annual Moriah Foundation Cocktail Party at the home of Judy and Steven Lowy, with our special guest of honour, the Premier of NSW, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet.
“It was exactly 80 years ago, on 14 February 1943, that the College officially opened its doors as the North Bondi Hebrew Day School and Kindergarten. And 80 years later to the day, we are coming together with you – our major supporters and benefactors to thank you for your generosity and support that is enabling us to continue to realise the vision, dreams and aspirations of our founders that led to the establishment of Moriah College.”
Judy Lowy, Foundation President
In reflecting on the growth of Moriah Judy said, “In the last 80 years, our school has grown from a handful of students to approximately 1,700 children each year, and today, Moriah is the largest Jewish day school in Australia. We should be extremely proud that not only are we a school delivering academic excellence to our brightest children, but we are a community school here to educate and embrace children of the full range of academic and non-academic ability.”
Providing our children with contemporary learning spaces
Judy spoke of Moriah’s plans in the near future to upgrade our High School campus to provide our children and educators with modern and contemporary learning and recreational spaces that align with our commitment to excellence. “We have not invested in our buildings for decades and it is time to do so. We believe in progress, improvement, innovation and striving for the best we can deliver. Our children deserve to learn in the best possible environment, and together, we need to make that happen.”
Thank you to Maadi Einfeld Z”L for her meaningful gift
Judy expressed her deep appreciation to the late Maadi Einfeld Z”L – the loving wife of Mr John I Einfeld AM Z”L for recently leaving a gift in her will to Moriah. Maadi’s meaningful gift is an everlasting legacy that will enable more children to receive a Moriah education and will ensure John and Maadi Einfeld’s values and beliefs live on, and inspire others, now and for generations to come.
Hearing from The Premier of NSW
It was a great pleasure to hear from Premier Dominic Perrottet. The Premier shared his support for parental choice and independent, faith-based schooling, and the importance of parent involvement. “It is the parents, not the teachers, who are the first educators of our children. Our role as parents is to ensure that schools like Moriah can continue to grow from strength to strength.”
“Academics are important, but what’s more important is character and values, and that’s what you get in a Moriah education. The fact that generations of families have come to Moriah is a testament to the success of the school.”
Premier of NSW, Dominic Perrottet
The Premier spoke about remembering and learning about the past, including the horrors of the Holocaust, noting that his terrible mistake has inspired him to promote education, particularly in young people. “The evils of the past can happen again if we don’t continue to remind people of that evil and promote a tolerant and accepting society.”