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Are you a Jewish student living in rural or regional Australia? If so, Chabad of RARA might be of interest to you!

 The aim of Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia (affectionately know as “Chabad of RARA”) is to provide for spiritual, emotional and material needs of Jewish people living away from Jewish centres.  They believe that all Jews are equal regardless of geographic distance and all deserve a right to learn and participate in their living heritage. 

Chabad of RARA seeks to educate and demonstrate real Judaism; an unbroken chain of tradition going back three millenia. Bringing Judasim into the 21st century by the fusion of technology and religion, social media and Bible study, Sabbath dinner and science improves the rich traditions and modern behaviour alike. The young volunteers, often recently ordained rabbis, are equally proficient in ancient Jewish law and Twitter; they are open, understanding and wise beyond their years.

The fully equipped kosher campervan serves as a synagogue on wheels. It is a mobile library and bookstore stocked with all the traditional and recent Jewish books; it has a kosher kitchen and pantry and serves as the rabbis vehicle, home and meeting place while they are on the road. 

Their services include:

  • Visits to Jews living in rural and regional Australia
  • Provision of Jewish books and media
  • Holiday events
  • Passover Seders
  • Provision of Mezuzahs, Teffillin, Shabbos candles and other Jewish items
  • Seminars and lecture series in regional locations
  • Circumcisions, Bar Mitzvahs, Weddings and Funerals
  • Mobile lending library
  • Educational resources for children and adults
  • Information and arrangements for Kosher food
  • Summer and winter camps for youth
  • Counseling and family services

For more information on Chabad  of RARA and how they can be a part of your life, please check out their website.

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