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Rabbi Shimon Eddi was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received rabbinic ordination at Kollel Agudath Achim. He and his wife Skye (originally from Wagga Wagga) lived in Sydney for twelve years before moving to Canberra with their six sons.

Rabbi Eddi has degrees in Aeronautical Science and in Accounting. True to his belief that true Judaism means incorporating one’s Jewish life into the wider world, he had worked in the rabbinate and corporate finance before taking up his position at the ACT Jewish Community.

The Eddis represent the Jewish community of Canberra locally and nationally. They are committed to further developing partnerships with other community and governmental groups.

Rabbi Eddi took up his position as Rabbi of the ACT Jewish Community in January 2018.

Rabbi Eddi can be emailed at

Inaugural Rabbi of the ACT Jewish Community

Rabbi Alon Meltzer


Rabbi Alon Meltzer


Rabbi Meltzer commenced his appointment as the inaugural Rabbi of the ACT Jewish Community in July 2014. He was ordained at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York.

Rabbi Meltzer was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Rabbi Meltzer left Canberra in December 2017 to take up an appointment in Sydney in January 2018.

Tue, 18 December 2018 10 Tevet 5779