News & Developments

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YG Capital Works Project - Stage 1

 Capital Works Project

The Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand is Australia’s first and largest fully residential institute of tertiary Jewish studies.

Since its establishment, the Rabbinical College has grown in stature, international repute and in the sheer numbers of students passing through its doors. However, its facilities and amenities have not kept pace with its phenomenal growth. With enrolments regularly at capacity levels, current facilities are heavily overburdened.

As a result, the Rabbinical College is launching its most ambitious project yet – a major extension and redevelopment of its Alexandra Street campus. Purchased in 1970, the facility has served for over forty years as a Torah-study centre for thousands of full and part-time students.

When completed, the new works should ensure that the College is well equipped for the foreseeable future to maintain its reputation as one of the world’s premier Jewish tertiary colleges.

The first stage of our plans includes the extension of the Study Hall (known as the Zal), new staff offices and bathroom facilities, four new bedrooms to accommodate sixteen students, and restoration of the Dining Room to its original grand size. Council approval for the project has been granted and endorsed. Estimated cost of the first stage is in excess of $1 million.

The staff and students of Melbourne’s senior yeshivah, the Rabbinical College, have made an indelible impression on the local and general Australian Jewish community. As the Rabbinical College approaches its Golden Jubilee of dedicated service to the community, we invite you to invest in the college’s future and expansion through contributing generously towards this building project.

Your contribution will enable the first stage of the college’s redevelopment and proposed works to proceed and will afford even more students the opportunity to further their personal growth and development. It is truly a bricks and mortar investment with a guaranteed return. Please contact us for naming opportunities. 

 Capital Works Project

Matzah Packing

Matzah Packing

The Rabbinical College recently packed and distributed over 1,800 Shmura Matzos amongst the wider Melbourne Jewish community.

Matzah Packing

Matzah Packing

Matzah Packing

Purim in the Bush

Purim in the Bush

Over the Purim weekend, 1,100 Venturer scouts aged 14-18 attended an annual fun packed activity weekend near Drouin Victoria. As this coincided with Purim, three students of the Yeshiva Gedolah (Izzy Adelist, Chaim Teitlebaum and Mendel Hertz) travelled to the campsite Purim morning to read the Megillah for a dozen Jewish Venturers from around Victoria, distribute Mishloch Manot and assist in giving Tzedakah. Their visit was coordinated and facilitated by the Jewish scouting chaplain, Rabbi Moore. Yeshivah Gedolah received this follow-up email:

Thank you very much for allowing me to borrow Izzy, Chaim and Mendel.
As I said on the phone, they were magnificent, and they made the day for the scouts.  I have only received positive feedback about their performance.
Kol Tov
Rabbi Moore,
District Chaplain/Development officer - Stonnington Glen Eira district

Purim in the Bush

Purim in the Bush

Purim in the Bush

Mivtzoyim Roundup

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Over the last half year, Friday weekly Mivtzoyim has expanded to over 50 routes.
Chanukah was a major success, with outreach efforts focussed in Bentleigh, Brighton, East Brighton, Moorabbin, and the CBD. This year, the Menorah kits included candles that burned for ninety minutes instead of thirty, allowing the Mitzvah to be observed in the best possible manner.

The students also organized a community Menorah parade, with close to a hundred vehicles participating. Menorah kits were distributed along the parade route, and many pedestrians were reminded of the Chanukah festival.

Purim activities included the packing and distribution of over 1,000 Shalach Manos, 20 Purim parties hosted at various homes and workplaces, and 75 Megillah readings with over 1,500 participants. Some of the students also travelled to Mildura and to Brisbane, bringing the joy of Purim with them.

The Shluchim and students are currently coordinating Passover-Australia, with Seders being organized around the country.

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

Mivtzoyim Roundup 

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