Kosher in Canterbury
Christchurch is visited by some 20,000 Israeli backpackers annually, and to cater for these numbers, the city will soon be home to New Zealand’s first kosher restaurant. Rabbi Mendy Goldstein, formerly of Brooklyn, New York, views the restaurant as a first step in building a future for New Zealand where “Jewish living is convenient and enjoyable” for travellers and especially for its general Jewish population. Ten-thousand Jews live in New Zealand. The article also discusses the history of Jews in Dunedin, which bills itself as the “World’s Southernmost Jewish Community”.