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Kinus Hashluchim - 5774

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Ever since the Rebbe sent Shluchim to Sydney in 5746 (1986), the Shluchim from Melbourne and Sydney have convened on an annual basis. This year was no different, with Shluchim from seven Chabad institutions Australia-wide participating in a Kinus, with the purpose of strengthening each other for the future months of Shlichus ahead.

The Kinus took place in Melbourne, on Shabbos Parshas Bamidbor. The program opened on Thursday evening at the M. Goldhirsh residence, with a practical and thought-provoking farbrengen led by alumnus Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum Moorabbin Hebrew Congregation). Rabbi Greenbaum shared some of his personal experiences as a rabbi, and stressed to the Shluchim their incredible privilege and responsibility as role models for the students and community.

On Friday morning, the Shluchim enjoyed a light breakfast at the Chabad House of Caulfield (770). Rabbi Shmuel Lesches (Maggid Shiur - Yeshivah Gedolah) expanded on various matters relating to education. The Shluchim submitted questions in advance, and Rabbi Lesches responded to as many questions as time permitted. Following that, Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Groner delivered a talk about the International Date Line in Halacha, a subject especially pertinent to trans-Pacific travel.

Shabbos was spent in East Bentleigh together with Rabbi Mendel Raskin and his congregation. An especially powerful moment occurred when the chazzan for musaf, Shliach Yossi Nigri, sang the final kadish of musaf. Immediately, the thirty participating Shluchim broke out into a spontaneous dance, and the congregants of the Chabad House joined in as well.

The finale of the Kinus was a Maleveh Malkah held at the D. Wolf residence. Rabbi Mottel Krasnjansky (Ohr Chadash) enthralled the Shluchim with captivating stories expressing the message of a Shliach's responsibility.

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Lag B'Omer 5774

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Thousands of people took part in the Lag B’omer Parade and Fair organized by Chabad Youth Melbourne this past Sunday. The parade united men, women and children in the streets of Melbourne, on a day of Jewish unity and pride.

The parade theme focused on Jewish history and identity, and boasted no less than sixty different floats and groups of marching students and children. The students of the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand were involved in many facets of the event, most notably the construction of a large float. The many energetic and exciting clowns were none other than our very own students.

Upon the parade’s completion, the festivities continued with a fair at Alexandra Street. Many students spent this time reaching out to their fellow Jews, and inviting men to don Tefillin.

Despite having already put in a full day’s effort, the students all attended a special Farbrengen arranged by Yeshivah Gedolah. The Farbregnen was led by Rabbi Ceitlin, himself a former Shliach at Yeshivah Gedolah, and currently the director of several Chabad-Lubavitch institutions in Tzfat (Safed - Israel).

Pictured below are several scenes of the students constructing their float, their participation in the parade, and the Farbrengen that followed.

Photo Credits: Menachem Aron 

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