Thursday, September 22, 2005

Another Aussie Making a Difference

An article appeared on the Lubavitch News Service about another Melbourne Rabbi who is making a difference in his community. Rabbi Yossi Glick is the head of Tzivos Hashem in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. In this capacity he runs the Benenson Home for needy Jewish children. These children, age 6-14, are orphans or from families unable to care for them for reasons of parental alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness and other health problems, or simply severe poverty. Tzivos Hashem also runs a medical centre in that city.

While still a bochur Yossi Glick was a shaliach there for a few years. He moved to Dnepropetrovsk with his wife in 1998 to direct Tzivos Hashem and, from all accounts, has been very successful.

Dnepropetrovsk, formerly known as Yakaterinoslav, was where the Rebbe spent most of his youth after his father, Reb Levi Yitzchok, was appointed rabbi in 1907.