The YG Connection


Welcome to the twelfth issue of the YG Connection - your one-stop source for all the latest news and developments at the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand. To subscribe, please select your preferences on the subscribe page of our website, or email us at

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  Chanukah Outreach  
  Chanukah Outreach

Students have been spreading the message and joy of the Chanukah Festival across Melbourne, from Bentleigh to Bayside, Caulfield to Carnegie, and Moorabbin to McKinnon - to name just a few.

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  Menorah Parade  
  Chanukah Parade

Tuesday evening, the seventh night of Chanukah, saw close to forty cars form a Car Menorah Parade through the streets of Melbourne, publicizing the miracle of Chanukah. The Parade drove through many major shopping strips and public areas, drawing much attention from pedestrians and other vehicles alike. Menorah Kits were distributed throughout the Parade, in addition to the joy that was generated by the spontaneous dancing.

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  Mivtzoim Report: Bentleigh  
  Mivtzoim Bentleigh

"While it seemed like a regular evening in the residential area of Bentleigh, a series of mini Chanukah miracles were about to take place..." Join Motty Rubin and Mendel Szmerling on their highly succesful Mivtzoim adventures.

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  Mivtzoim Report: CBD  

Join Yisroel Leib Lester and Levi Gross as they report on their Mivtzoim activities in the CBD, culminating in several inspirational encounters in Federation Square. Join Akiva Vallins as he conducts an impromptu Bar-Mitzva for a newly discovered Jew.

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  Mivtzoim Photos  
  Mivtzoim Photos

During Chanukah, students made their way through the streets of Melbourne, visiting office buildings and homes, helping those who had not arranged their own Menorah in time for Chanukah. Here are some photos.

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  Miracle Candles  

Join Menachem Mendel Gourarie as he recounts how he arrived with a set of Chanukah candles just in the nick of time!

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  Kovetz Heoros  

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  Chanukah in the Park  

At Chanukah in the Park, our students distributed Menorah kits to hundreds of people, and helped many men lay Tefillin. The students also staged a brilliant Chanukah play at the park, depicting the story of Chanukah and the victory of the Maccabees.

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Reb Zalman Memorial

12 TEVES 5774
15 DECEMBER 2013

In this issue

  • Chanukah Outreach
  • Menorah Parade
  • Mivtzoim Reports
  • Mivtzoim Photos
  • Miracle Candles
  • Kovetz Heoros
  • Chanukah In the Park

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Summer 5774 will see the students at Camp Gan Israel - Melbourne 5774.

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Under the auspices of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson

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