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Head Rabbi: Gad Krebs

Rabbi Krebs was born to a traditional family in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He completed all his schooling there; matriculating at King David Linksfield. In 1997 he and his entire family moved to Sydney where he studied a BCom Finance and Information Systems at the University of New South Wales.

It was during this time that he decided to explore his Jewish roots and spent time at Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem. Upon completing his degree Rabbi Krebs made Aliya where he has served in the Israeli Defense Force.

He initially studied in Yeshivat Har Etzion under the tutelage of Rabbi Aaron Lichtenstein and subsequently began studying for his semicha under Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi Chaim Brovender at Yeshivat Hamivtar, Efrat.

In 2005, after finishing his Semicha, Rabbi Krebs took up a position at Kehillat Masada acting as the youth Rabbi along with Rabbi David Blackman and the Jewish Learning Centre, providing Shiurim all over the city.

In 2007 Rabbi Krebs was appointed as the full time Rabbi of Kehillat Masada.

Rabbi Krebs maintains a number of Shiurim both private and public on a variety of topics and to varied audiences and is always eager to meet with congregants.
He is married to Tamar and they have four children.

Contact:  or 0406 048 415

Youth Rabbi: Noah Kunin

Born in Stratford, Connecticut and raised in places ranging from Portland, Maine, to Zichron Yaakov, Israel, Rabbi Noah became accustomed to moving. After high school he spent five years studying in yishivas in Jerusaelm and three years in the Jerusalem Kollel, where he received rabbinic ordination in 2010. Rabbi Noah then joined the IDF working for the chaplaincy where he began his career in Jewish education.

In December 2011, Rabbi Noah moved with his wife Ruti and two children to Leipzig, Germany to run the Lauder Foundation’s Regional Outreach Centre. Three years later the Kunins moved to Berlin where Rabbi Noah served as the Project Director for Morasha Germany during which time he also completed his M.A. in Educational Leadership.

In 2017 the Kunins moved to St Ives where Rabbi Noah assumed the role of Director of Informal Jewish Life at Masada College and Youth Rabbi at Kehillat Masada. 

Contact:  or 0404 517 903


Head of Women Programming: Ruti Kunin

Ruti was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. She has nine brothers and sisters and lots of nephews and nieces.

Ruti received her B.A. in special education, and also graduated as a dance teacher from Wingate Institute.
Ruti met her husband, Noah, through a funny misunderstanding and a guitar.

In 2011 Ruti and her family moved to Leipzig, Germany to run the Lauder Foundation’s Regional Outreach Centre. Three years later Ruti moved to Berlin where she became the program coordinator for J-Community – a national Jewish outreach program for Jewish teens.

In 2017 Ruti moved to St Ives to work for Kehillat Masada and Masada College.

Ruti and her husband have three children and no pets. Ruti loves dancing, chocolate (in any shape or form) and meeting new people.

Contact:   or 0416 552 993


Chazzan : Micha Essers

Micha was born in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, a coastal city in South Africa. He attended Carmel College and began his undergraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and finished at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Micha then spent a year at Yeshivat Hakotel in the Old City of Jerusalem before returning to Johannesburg where he completed his MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Micha and his wife Tracy arrived in Sydney in 2017 where Micha took up his position for Kehillat Masada, making him a third generation Chazzan. Micha has a full time job as a project manager for DHL, and they have a son, Raphael.



Kehillat Masada
9-15 Link Road
St Ives
NSW 2075

T: +61 2 9988 4417
F: +61 2 9449 3897



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