Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A New Regime?

The new Vaad Ruchni

The following statement just appeared on the Yeshivah Community Website:
Yud Gimmel Tammuz, 5768
July 16, 2008

Following the recent passing of our esteemed Shliach, Rav and Morei Da'asra, Rabbi Y. D. Groner of blessed memory, I am writing to provide some very important information.

In the weeks before his passing, Rabbi Groner issued instructions to establish a Vaad Ruchni made up of the following members:
Rabbi B. Cohen
Rabbi A. Glick
Rabbi C.T. Groner
Mr S. Gurewicz
Rabbi Z. Telsner
Rabbi S. Yurkowicz

The Vaad Ruchni will work together with the Committee of Management, providing guidance and advice on Chabad-Lubavitch ethos and teachings relating to any of the Yeshivah Centre moisdos (institutions).

In the zchus of Rabbi Groner may the entire Yeshivah Centre community work together to ensure that the Rebbe's moisdos to which Rabbi Groner, the Rebbe's Shliach, devoted his life, continue to grow from strength to strength.

Yours sincerely,

Don Wolf
Chair-Committee of Management.

This can only be a positive undertaking. In general I am impressed with the members of the Vaad who come from diverse backgrounds and, I feel, all have the best interests of our community at heart. I look forward to seeing positive changes and improvements which I hope will begin very soon.


I just came across this newscast from SBS Radio. Journalist Greer Fay Cashman, formerly of Sydney, reports on Rabbi Groner's funeral in Jerusalem. Some of what she said is in doubtful taste but, overall, it does give us a feeling of the occasion.