Next Service: Kabbalat Shabbat at 05:30PM

The Rabbi

Rabbi Yossi Chaikin was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He spent his Primary and High School years in Brussels, Belgium and thereafter studied in Yeshivot in Belgium and the United States 

He moved to South Africa in 1986 to be the Director of Activities at Chabad House in Johannesburg (then situated in Yeoville). In 1988 he accepted the call of the Constantia Hebrew Congregation in the Cape Peninsula to become their spiritual leader. At the same time he also held the position of Vice-Principal and Head of Department of Jewish Studies at Herzlia Constantia Primary School (on whose campus the shul is located). 

He assumed the position of Rav of the Oxford Synagogue in 2000. 

Rabbi Chaikin is married to Rivky (née Bacher) of Johannesburg.

Rabbi Chaikin can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.