This year marked a double Simcha for The Chabad of Melbourne CBD and its Shliach Rabbi Chaim Herzog at the Melbourne Town Hall, it was Purim, and their 20th Anniversary.
Chabad of Melbourne started 20 years ago on Purim, at a Luncheon with well known speakers addressing the audience just as we are doing today, claimed Mr. David Southwick MP Member for Caulfield, as he introduced our new Honourable Mayoress or Lord Mayor Sally Capp, who is our first female Lord Mayor in my memory.
The Honourable Lord Mayor made promises to the people of the City to make Melbourne a safe, prosperous, and well thought out city that rises to the challenge of rapid growth.
“From safety to homelessness, to reorganizing the Queen Victoria Market, etc, The people of Melbourne contributed so many ideas that were similar to my own thinking – or got me thinking in new and creative ways,” she said.
She thanked the Organization and its Director Rabbi Chaim Herzog for the invitation to join this years Purim celebrations, which are due to a special and happy Jewish Festival, and said that she was delighted to share in it.
She said that Chabad CBD plays an invaluable role for the Jewish Community offering a range of service to people living and working in the City and beyond.