Rabbinical Association of Australasia Inc. unveils new executive leadership

December 4, 2023 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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At its AGM, The Rabbinical Association of Australasia Inc. (RAA) has announced its new executive leadership team, bringing together rabbis from diverse communities across Australia and New Zealand.

Rabbi Nochum Schapiro

The newly appointed executive members:

• President: Rabbi Nochum Schapiro of Chabad North Shore, NSW
• Vice President: Rabbi Benjamin Elton of The Great Synagogue, NSW
• Immediate Past President: Rabbi Yaakov Glasman of St Kilda Shule, VIC
• Honourary Secretary: Rabbi Nir Gurevitch of Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation, QLD
• Honourary Treasurer: Rabbi Hillel Nagel of St Kilda Shule, VIC
• Rabbi Nati Friedler of Kehillat Masada, NSW

Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon and Rabbi Yossi Gerlitzky, visiting from Israel, provided valuable guidance on Halachic and Rabbinical matters, particularly in relation to the ongoing situation in Israel.

The new executive team is committed to helping advance the education and professional development of its members in addition to providing ongoing support and resources. Plans include the implementation of specific educational initiatives to be shared with their communities, fostering a deeper understanding of the Jewish response to present-day issues.

Speaking on behalf of the new executive, President Rabbi Nochum Schapiro expressed: “We are all currently witnessing within our communities a heightened appreciation to the value of Jewish unity. In light of this, we are excited to introduce an upcoming initiative that will unite communities in Australia and New Zealand through Torah. Further details will be shared shortly, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact of this initiative.”

Under the guidance of the new executive, the RAA will maintain its role as the representative voice of the Rabbinate to both Federal and State Government bodies, the media, and the community. The organization is steadfast in ensuring a unified approach, representing the spiritual leaders of the Australasian community.

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