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MEETING: Jewish Christian Dialogue Group

Sunday, 14 July, 2019 11 Tammuz 5779

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

TOPIC: Chassidic Judaism

SPEAKER: Rabbi Feldman

Rabbi Feldman’s presentation will include the origins and development of the Chassidic movement. Chabad is the largest Chassidic group in the present day and the talk includes a description of the aims and activities of the worldwide Chabad organisation.

How Kabbalistic ideas influence Chassidic Judaism will be discussed. What beliefs (and practises) are different for a Chassidic Jew compared with other orthodox streams of Judaism?

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman is a Bondi (in Sydney) born and bred fifth generation Australian Rabbi. He is a widely recognized orator, cantor and teacher, specializing in the academic fields of Jewish philosophy and mysticism. Rabbi Feldman has numerous Rabbinic and Post-Rabbinical qualifications and gained community leadership experience in Argentina, Israel, Russia and the USA before returning to Australia to serve in 2007.

Rabbi Feldman is the Chairman of Chabad in Canberra (Chabad is Australia's and the world Jewry's largest outreach movement) and is the Federal Political Liaison and Treasurer of the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand. Rabbi Feldman also holds tertiary qualifications in Leadership and Management and Education and Care. Prior to this appointment, Rabbi Feldman served as a Rabbi and teacher in Sydney. Rabbi Shmueli, 35, lives in Canberra with his wife Chasia and their six children and serves as the Chief Minister of the Chabad ACT Synagogue

All welcome.

Light supper provided. A small donation towards costs will be requested on the night.

Enquiries: George Rothman 0262886827

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