Yeshiva Kesser Torah bury the hatchet

October 4, 2012 Agencies
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The long-running battle between the Feldman family, which runs the Yeshiva Centre, and Meir Moss, the president of Kesser Torah College, has come to an end.


Rabbi Pinchus Feldman, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Rabbi Eli Feldman

Rabbi Pinchus Feldman and Meir Moss signed a joint media release just hours before Yom Kippur, according to Rabbi Feldman’s son Eli.
The factions have been at war since the closure of the Yeshiva College in 2003 and the emergence of Kesser Torah College in the wake of the legal dispute between Rabbi Joseph Gutnick and the Feldman family in which the judge ruled that the Feldmans must repay a loan by Gutnick of $5m, which had grown to $15m including interest and costs.

The full press release reads:

The Yeshiva Centre and Kesser Torah College, and its associated entities, are pleased to announce that a comprehensive peace agreement has been reached to end all legal action and open a new chapter of mutual goodwill and respect.

Upon the request of both parties, the ongoing legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW were dismissed. The parties have agreed to leave all outstanding grievances in the past and to move forward in a spirit of friendship.

KTC recognises the immense contribution that The Yeshiva Centre and the Chabad movement have made for Sydney Jewry over the last 40 years under the inspired leadership of Rabbi Pinchus & Rebbetzin Pnina Feldman. The Yeshiva Centre acknowledges and pays tribute to the hard work and commitment of the management of KTC for the last 9 years in keeping the School operational.

Both sides wish each other much success in ensuring a healthy Jewish community for the future.

The parties are grateful to Rabbi Yosef Feldman and Rabbi Michoel Gourarie for their tireless efforts over an extended period in facilitating this peace agreement.

We hope that this positive outcome will bring blessing to all concerned.


Rabbi Pinchus Feldman OAM, on behalf of The Yeshiva Centre and Chabad

Mr Meir Moss, on behalf of Kesser Torah College and Blake Napier

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