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Kinus Hashluchim - Sydney & Melbourne

This past Shabbos, the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand hosted the annual "Kinus HaShluchim" conference for the Talmidim HaShluchim of Australia.

The Sydney Shluchim began arriving in Melbourne on Thursday, 12 Tamuz. The Kinus formally began at the community Farbrengen held in honour of Yud-Beis Tamuz, led by the renowned Mashpia Rabbi Yossi Paltiel.

The highlight of Friday morning’s session was the Shiur delivered by Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum, spiritual leader of Moorabbin Hebrew Congregation and director of L’Chaim Chabad in Moorabbin. Rabbi Greenbaum’s talk focused on practical Rabbinics, with special emphasis in the realm of Bris Milah (circumcision).

This was followed by the annual group picture, and enthusiastic singing and dancing. The Shluchim then spent a very busy and successful afternoon on "Mivtzoim", reaching out to the local Jews of Melbourne. 

With the onset of Shabbos, a poignant and stirring Seder Nigunim was conducted at the Rabbinical College, followed by a joyous Kabolas Shabbos. The Shluchim then sat down to a Seudas Shabbos meal and Farbrengen, at which they shared Divrei Torah, stories and words of inspiration until 1:00 in the morning.

Seder Chassidus and davening on Shabbos morning was followed by a wonderful Seudas Shabbos and Farbrengen hosted by the Raskin family.

The Kinus concluded with a Melave Malka on Motzei Shabbos, held at the home of the Goldhirsch family. Rabbi Telsner of the Yeshivah Centre led the Farbrengen until the early hours of the morning. All in all, the Kinus ended on a high note, with the Shluchim reinvigorated and inspired to further their Shlichus.

Students prepare for Gimmel Tammuz

One month prior to Gimmel Tammuz, the Shluchim of the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand (Yeshivah Gedolah – Melbourne) initiated a Mivtzah (campaign) to encourage the students to prepare for this auspicious day. The Mivtzah was coordinated by Shluchim Tzvi Hirsch Gourarie and Shmuel Lipskier, and special booklets were prepared by Shliach Moshe Wolvovsky. Students were encouraged to participate in a variety of ways, including attending a Moshiach Shiur twice weekly, filling out a Duch (report) every day, making and keeping a personal Hachlata (resolution), watching a video of the Rebbe every week, and learning a Ma’amar (Chassidic discourse) by heart.

The grand prize was a ticket to the Rebbe for Gimmel Tammuz, and it was raffled off at the end of a special Farbrengen held on Chof-Ches Sivan. The winner was Menachem Tzvi Straiton, who departed for New York to represent the Yeshivah for Gimmel Tammuz.

Other prizes included $770 towards the purchase of a ticket to the Rebbe for Tishrei, several sets of Likuttei Sichos and Sefer Ma’amarim Melukat.

























Rabbi Lazaroff Farbrengs

Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff is the Texas Regional Director for Texas Friends of Chabad Lubavitch. On a recent visit to Melbourne, he conducted a memorable Farbrengen at the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand.











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