The YG Connection

  Welcome to the eighth 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  

  Siyum HaRambam  
  Siyum HaRambam

Earlier this month, hundreds of men and women attended a grand Siyum HaRambam celebration in Melbourne Australia, at Yeshivah Centre’s Werdiger Hall. The event marked the completion of the 30th study-cycle of three daily chapters of Rambam, and the 10th study-cycle of one daily chapter of Rambam.

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  New Seforim Sets  
  Basi L'Gani

In honour of the Siyum HaRambam, two sets of Hebrew-English Mishneh Torah were recently donated to the Rabbinical College. Additionally, the Rabbinical College recently purchased three sets of Shas (Oz V’hodor). We thank our generous donors for their support.

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  Postcard from Brooklyn, NY  

Dovid Staples is an alumnus of the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand, 5771 (2011). He is currently studying for Semicha (Rabbinical ordination) at Chovevei Torah, in Brooklyn, NY. In this letter, Dovid shares with us his current experiences, and the indelible impression that Yeshivah Gedolah has had on him.

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  Purim Outreach  

Purim 5772 (2012) was celebrated on Wednesday evening, March 7, and Thursday, March 8. The students of the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand brought the joy of Purim to a wide variety of businesses, eateries, residencies, hospitals, old age homes, markets, schools, childcare centres and prisons.

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  Roving Rabbis Update  

The Purim outreach activities of our students were not limited to Melbourne, with the Shluchim reaching out and sharing the joy of Purim with their interstate acquaintances. Additionally, several Shluchim travelled to Brisbane and Cairns. Even when things seemed to be going wrong, they were really working out for the best.

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  Passover-Australia prepares  

Passover-Australia is a project of the Rabbinical College, and is organized and conducted by its Shluchim. Inspired by the call of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to ensure that every Jew has a place at the Pesach Seder, the Shluchim reach out to Jews in remote locations across the country, providing them the means to experience and celebrate Passover.

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  Farbrengen with Rabbi Cohen  

Rabbi Binyomin Cohen is Rosh Yeshivah (dean) at the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand. At a recent Farbrengen at the Rabbinical College, in honour of his birthday, Rabbi Cohen shared the following words of inspiration.

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Reb Zalman Memorial

29 ADAR 5772
23 MARCH 2012

In this issue

  • Siyum HaRambam
  • New Seforim Sets
  • Postcard from Brooklyn, NY
  • Purim Outreach
  • Roving Rabbis update
  • Passover-Australia prepares
  • Farbrengen with Rabbi Cohen

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

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Mr H. Herzog
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Mr M. Serebryanski
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Academic Staff
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Rabbi A. Glick
Rabbi S. Goldzweig
Rabbi S. Lesches
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Rabbi M. Szmerling
Rabbi Y. Winner

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