Chaim Herzog - Director Of Chabad of Melbourne CBD Born in Melbourne, Australia, Chaim Herzog melbourne studied from a reputable Jewish day school and was ordained Rabbi in the year 2000 at Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch in Brooklyn, New York. As a Rabbinical student, he went on Shlichus to Sydney and Los Angeles whereby he utilized his knowledge to help, guide and inspire the Jewish community. During 2004 Athens Olympic games, he acted as Chaplain. In traditional sense, a chaplain is a minister in specialized setting like pastor, priest or rabbi who works in a lay, non-religious institution, such as a prison, an army, or a university. A chaplain basically provides emotional and spiritual support for the service personnel, which may include conducting religious services in the field or at sea. Director of Chabad of Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) In 1998, Rabbi Chaim Herzog melbourne was appointed as a Shliach and Director of Chabad of Melbourne CBD by Rabbi Yizchok Groner OBM. Chabad of Melbourne CBD is dedicated to helping Jewish business people and young professionals living in Melbourne – a beautiful city that hosts a rapidly growing Jewish community. It is a central Jewish organization that offers support, guidance and spirituality to Jewish individuals. It hosts major events for Jewish festivals and its Purim luncheon has become a tradition among people, providing them with great entertainment and the Purim experience. Hosted the 14th Sukkat Luncheon in Melbourne's City Square Shliach Rabbi Chaim Herzog hosted the 14th Sukkat Luncheon in the city square. The guest speakers included Rabbi Ralph Gennende, Minister of Caulfield Hebrew Congregation- the largest Synagogue in Melbourne. The event was attended by some of the state's top politicians including Daniel Andrews – leader of the opposition, David Southwick who is MLA member for Caulfield, and Kelly O'Dywer- MP Federal member for Higgens. Other appointments Rabbi Chaim Herzog is presently the Religious Chaplain at RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is also the founder of another Chabad House called The Shul which is located nearby Caulfield North. He runs a Minyan and weekly shuirim. A minyan in Judaism refers to the quorum of 10 Jewish adults required for some religious obligations. Besides, Chaim Herzog was also honored with the 2008 Jenny Goldberg Bnai Brith International Award for community service.
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