Yeshivah Centre, Sydney

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This article is about the organisation of this name in Sydney. For its counterpart in Melbourne, see Yeshivah Centre, Melbourne.

The Yeshiva Centre was established in 1956 by Rabbi Chaim Gutnick and Mr. Abraham Rabinovitch, along with a few others, as a synagogue and learning centre. The leaders from 1956 to 1968 were Rabbi G. Herc and Rabbi C. E. Barzel. In 1968 Rabbi Pinchus Feldman accepted leadership of the Yeshiva Centre.


The Yeshiva Centre runs various educational programs.

Yeshiva Gedola - Rabbinical College of Sydney[edit]

Rabbinical College of Sydney

The Yeshiva Gedola, like other Chabad Yeshivot Gedolot is a centre for Jewish higher learning. Established in 1986 by the Yeshiva Centre, it forms part of the Tomchei Temimim Yeshiva network.

Rabbi Boruch Lesches served as its Rosh Yeshiva and Mashpia for almost twenty years. (He has since left Sydney, and is currently serving as the rabbi of the Chabad-Lubavitch shul in Monsey, which also contains a Yeshiva that is part of the Tomchei Temimim network.)

The Yeshiva Gedolah is administrated by Rabbi Yossi Feldman, son of Rabbi Pinchus Feldman.

Yeshiva College[edit]

Yeshiva College was a Jewish day school, established by the Yeshiva Centre in 1956. From 1968 to 2003 it was headed by Rabbi Pinchus Feldman.

After financial difficulty, in late 2003 the Feldman family ceded control over the school to philanthropist Meir Moss for A$1. The school later rebranded as Kesser Torah.

The Yeshiva opened a new School in 2007 called Cheder Chabad Lubavitch, later renamed Yeshiva College Bondi Ltd.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Chai today. Bondi, N.S.W. : Yeshiva Centre, Premier issue (Apr. 1990)