Chabad Brisbane celebrates 18 years

March 23, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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In the lead up to Purim, Chabad Brisbane has celebrated its 18th Year anniversary with a Concert Extravaganza, held at the 130 Year-old historic Brisbane Synagogue….featuring a father and son chazan performance by Shimon and Dov Farkas.

Shimon and Dov Farkas

Shimon and Dov Farkas

A large crowd attended  the Brisbane Synagogue concert to hear world renowned father and son Cantorial Duet, Shimon and Dov Farkas. Father Shimon sings at Sydney;’s Central Synagogue while son Dov sings at Melbourne’s Caulfield Synagogue.

The Marcus Brothers

The Marcus Brothers

They performed traditional, Israeli, operatic and contemporary music  followed in the second half of the evening by the electrifying and talented 8th Day Marcus brothers, whose spirited performance rocked the audience,

Rabbi Levi Jaffe told J-Wire: “They were out of their seats and dancing in the small area in front of the stage. ”

 

MC for the evening was Michael Aronson, president of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation, and following a few words of thanks and inspiration from Rabbi Jaffe, who Co-Directs Chabad Brisbane with his wife Dvorah, a video and power point presentation showed the global impact of Chabad, and its local effect on the Brisbane Jewish community and regions beyond.

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