The Rabbi & Rebbetzin

Rabbi pic final.jpgRabbi Shmueli and Rebbetzin Chasia Feldman of Sydney were formally appointed as the leaders of Chabad in the ACT by Rabbi Aharon Serebryanski, Director of "Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch", Chabad's educational arm in Australia in January 2013. They moved to Canberra at that time.

Their appointment followed a month after the previous Chabad Rabbi & Rebbetzin, Rabbi Dan & Rebbetzin Naomi Avital relocated with their family from Canberra to Melbourne. Rabbi and Rebbetzin Avital served the ACT community for three years as the first resident Rabbi and Rebbetzin in Canberra’s history.

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman comes from a distinguished Rabbinic family and is the son of Rabbi Pinchus Feldman OAM, Dean and Spiritual Leader of Chabad NSW and Honorary Life President of the RCNSW. 

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman himself is a recognized chazan (cantor), orator and teacher. He has numerous Rabbinical qualifications including Shechita, Safrut, Mikvaot and Semicha and has gained Rabbinic experience in Israel, Argentina, Russia and the USA. Rabbi Feldman also holds qualifications in Leadership and Management and Education and Care. Prior to this appointment Rabbi Feldman served as a Rabbi and the General Manager of Bondi's Jewish school in Sydney.

Rebbetzin Chasia Feldman received a BA in Education from Michlelet Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem and is an accomplished teacher and program coordinator, gaining experience in Israel, Russia, Ukraine, New York and in Sydney. The popular and dynamic Rebbetzin also established woman’s classes in Sydney which still prevail today.

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Feldman (who are the longest serving Rabbi and Rebbetzin in Canberra's 100 year history)  serve their community with love and an intense level of devotion. They are contacted for all religious and personal matters including public speaking, private counselling and teaching.

The Feldmans live near the Chabad ACT HQ with their 5 young children.