2023 marks a major milestone for Moriah, as the College turns 80!

2023 marks a major milestone for Moriah, as the College turns 80!  

Thanks to a relentless commitment to Jewish education from an extraordinary man named Abraham Rabinovitch and his fellow visionaries, the College officially opened its doors on 14 February 1943, as the North Bondi Hebrew Day School and Kindergarten with just one class of 25 students aged three to six.  

Over the past eight decades, Moriah has become a cornerstone of the Sydney Jewish community. Today, the school is home to more than 1700 current students from Early Learning to Year 12, with an impressive and diverse network of experienced educators and support staff, as well as thousands of alumni who have found success in all walks of life. 

While much has changed in the last 80 years, the vision that the school’s founders had for Moriah College remains the same - to provide the Sydney Jewish community with a modern orthodox Zionist school where Jewish children, regardless of academic aptitude or financial standing can access an excellent general and Jewish education. A school where heritage, tradition, culture, and identity are infused into the day-to-day experiences of each student.   

“We would like the entire community to join us as we celebrate our 80th and the unique way in which Moriah family members have permeated the Australian Jewish community and beyond,” said College Principal, Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler.    

“Moriah is as strong as it is today, because of the foresight and tenacity of the pioneers and trailblazers who came before us. Looking back and appreciating our history empowers us to recognise the strength and achievements of the present, while clearly seeing the path ahead. There is so much to be proud of, and together we will build an exciting and bright future for our College.”