Youth Minister Ryan Smith visits Yeshiva and Chabad (02/11/12)

Following a recent request from David in Parliament, Minister for Youth Affairs, Ryan Smith, this week visited Yeshivah Centre to tour the campus and discuss their proposal to build a new camp site in regional Victoria. The Minister met with Nechama Bendet, the general manager of the centre Yeshivah Centre, Rabbi Moshe Kahn, the director of Chabad Youth, ad key leaders of the organisations, to hear about the great work they have done in youth leadership and to discuss advancing their camp site proposal.The Yeshivah Centre has been a part of Melbourne’s vibrant Jewish community for over 50 years, with a membership base in excess of 10 000 people, with 500 employees and with hundreds of dedicated volunteers. It provides a comprehensive range of programs for youth.

Apart from the great educational institutions, including the Yeshivah Beth Rivkah early learning centres and the Yeshivah Beth Rivkah colleges that it represents, it also does great work engaging young people through Chabad Youth. Some of the programs include winter and summer camps, seminars, weekend activities, after-school clubs and festival celebrations, to name a few.

“It is indeed a great pleasure to represent them in my electorate.” David said.


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