New president for the RCV

December 10, 2012 by Community Editor
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The Rabbinical Council of Victoria Inc has elected Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant as its new President.

L-R: David Southwic, Rabbi Yaakov Glassman and Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant

At its recent AGM the RCV Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick was elected as Vice President, Rabbi James Kennard as Secretary, Rabbi Ralph Genende as Treasurer. Rabbi Zvi Telsner and Rabbi Ian Goodhardt were elected as Executive Committee Members. Immediate Past President is Rabbi Yakov Glasman, who thanked Rabbi Kluwgant at the AGM for accepting the Committee’s nomination for the position of president.
Rabbi Kluwgant will be working in the coming months to develop strategic, fundraising and succession planning strategies to ensure sustainability for the RCV’s future. He has already held discussions with COSV president Mr Isaac Teller and is looking forward to working collaboratively with the COSV and other communal organisations for the benefit of the Victorian Jewish Community.
Rabbi Kluwgant will also be working on another key project in the coming months – the establishment of a Beth Din for Civil and Commercial Disputes.
“The RCV has grown in recent years to become a formidable and respected religious leadership body” said Rabbi Kluwgant. “The time has come to regroup and to take the RCV to the next level”.
At the AGM Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick was awarded with the prestigious RCV Patron award. Rabbi Glasman presented the award to Rabbi Gutnick and commended him for his dedication and support of the RCV.
The Rabbis present heard from Rabbi Shmuel Lesches regarding the Tefilat Chana support network couples experiencing issues with infertility.
David Southwick MP also addressed the gathering, praising the RCV for its work in the community and pledging support for its programs and collaborations towards the future.

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