Mount Scopus may move to Caulfield

April 1, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has announced that if elected to government, it will prepare a business case to redevelop the Caulfield Hospital for the community.

The announcement was made in the presence of Mark Dreyfus QC, Shadow Attorney General and Josh Burns, candidate for Macnamara and was relayed to Old Collegians by Principal Rabbi James Kennard, president Amy Hershan and Foundation president David Gold.

If the ALP is elected, and the business case is successful, the ALP has endorsed Mount Scopus Memorial College to relocate its main campus from Burwood to space which will be available on the site. The move would have positive implications for the broader Jewish community.

Relocating to a Caulfield Campus enables the school facilities to be developed and open to the wider Jewish and broader communities. It provides a unique opportunity to create a hub and community centre for the entire Melbourne Jewish community, and aiding the continuity of Melbourne Jewry for our children and grandchildren.

Sporting grounds and facilities, a performing arts complex, shul, library, lecture halls, gymnasium and aquatic centre, a function centre will all be part of the vision we have for Mount Scopus and the wider Jewish community. It is our intention to engage with the community more broadly to understand how the facilities we build can be utilized by other organisations in the community.

his year Mount Scopus celebrates 70 years of serving the community and raising many generations of students fully equipped to play their part in the Jewish and wider Australian community and beyond.

There is a long way to go but with today’s announcement, we can start planning the Scopus of the next 70 years, in the very finest facilities, an ideal location within the heart of Melbourne Jewry, in which students of the future will grow and learn.

Principal of Mount Scopus Rabbi James Kennard said that if the move comes to fruition, the school will potentially move completely from its Burwood location.


One Response to “Mount Scopus may move to Caulfield”
  1. Robert Weil says:

    Now I’ve seen everything! Blatant pork barreling under Rabbinic supervision.

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