The Rabbi & Rebbetzin

Rabbi Shmueli and Rebbetzin Chasia Feldman of Sydney were formally appointed as the leaders of Chabad in the ACT by Rabbi Aharon Serebryanski, Of Blessed Memory, the Former 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 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 is a Bondi (in Sydney) born and bred fifth generation Australian Rabbi. He is a widely recognized orator, cantor and teacher, specializing in the academic fields of Jewish philosophy and mysticism. Rabbi Feldman has numerous Rabbinic and Post-Rabbinical qualifications and gained community leadership experience in Argentina, Israel, Russia and the USA before returning to Australia to serve in 2007.

Rabbi Feldman is a sought after Rabbi for officiating and speaking at events of National and International significance. At the behest of Political Leaders, Diplomats, institutions, multicultural, religious and interfaith groups, he presents regularly in the media, on public panels, in the Federal and Local Parliaments, Embassies, Universities, Rallies, Schools and other gatherings throughout the region.

Rabbi Feldman is the Chairman of Chabad in Canberra (Chabad is Australia's and the world Jewry's largest outreach movement) and is the Federal Political Liaison and Treasurer of the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand. Rabbi Feldman also holds tertiary qualifications in Leadership and Management and Education and Care. Prior to this appointment, Rabbi Feldman served as a Rabbi and teacher in Sydney. Rabbi Shmueli, 35, lives in Canberra with his wife Chasia and their six children and serves as the Chief Minister of the Chabad ACT Synagogue.

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.

Since moving to Canberra in 2013, the Feldmans have established wide-reaching educational and humanitarian programs in the ACT and Region including an award-winning multicultural preschool and social welfare programs.  

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