Chaim Herzog - Director Of Chabad of Melbourne CBD
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Chaim Herzog melbournestudied from a reputable Jewish day school and was ordainedRabbi in the year 2000 at Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch inBrooklyn, New York. As a Rabbinical student, he went onShlichus to Sydney and Los Angeles whereby he utilized hisknowledge to help, guide and inspire the Jewish community.During 2004 Athens Olympic games, he acted as Chaplain. Intraditional sense, a chaplain is a minister in specializedsetting like pastor, priest or rabbi who works in a lay, non-religious institution, such as a prison, an army, or auniversity.
A chaplain basically provides emotional and spiritualsupport for the service personnel, which may includeconducting religious services in the field or at sea.Director of Chabad of Melbourne CBD (CentralBusiness District)In 1998, Rabbi Chaim Herzog melbourne was appointed asa Shliach and Director of Chabad of Melbourne CBD byRabbi Yizchok Groner OBM. Chabad of Melbourne CBD isdedicated to helping Jewish business people and youngprofessionals living in Melbourne – a beautiful city thathosts a rapidly growing Jewish community.
It is a central Jewish organization that offers support,guidance and spirituality to Jewish individuals. It hosts majorevents for Jewish festivals and its Purim luncheon hasbecome a tradition among people, providing them with greatentertainment and the Purim experience.Hosted the 14th Sukkat Luncheon in Melbournes CitySquareShliach Rabbi Chaim Herzog hosted the 14th SukkatLuncheon in the city square. The guest speakers includedRabbi Ralph Gennende, Minister of Caulfield HebrewCongregation- the largest Synagogue in Melbourne.
The event was attended by some of the states top politiciansincluding Daniel Andrews – leader of the opposition, DavidSouthwick who is MLA member for Caulfield, and KellyODywer- MP Federal member for Higgens.Other appointmentsRabbi Chaim Herzog is presently the Religious Chaplain atRMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is also thefounder of another Chabad House called The Shul which islocated nearby Caulfield North. He runs a Minyan and weeklyshuirim. A minyan in Judaism refers to the quorum of 10Jewish adults required for some religious obligations.
Besides, Chaim Herzog was also honored with the 2008Jenny Goldberg Bnai Brith International Award forcommunity service.