In a momentous and cohesive display of community Achdus, the Melbourne Chabad and general community gathered for a grand Melave Malka. The sold-out event at The Timber Yard, a landmark Melbourne venue, boasted over 700 people in attendance.
Master of ceremonies, the popular Rov of Young Yeshivah and Maggid Shiur in YG, Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, opened the event by setting the evening’s theme, “Unearthing the Potential Within Each Individual,” focussing on the importance and uniqueness of every single Jew. Continuing in this vein, an inspiring new audio-visual collage entitled “Hidden Treasure”, tracking the journeys of four individuals, portrayed the Rebbe’s ability to unleash the power of the individual with his unwavering faith in their potential.
This theme was further developed by Rabbi Laibl Wolf, founder and dean of the Spiritgrow Wholistic Centre, and an international presenter in the fields of psychology, wellness and Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Wolf shared some of his own personal interactions with the Rebbe, affording the audience an intimate glimpse of the Rebbe’s devotion to guiding him in his journey of life.
The appetizing main course was served before the next speaker was introduced. Rabbi Simon Jacobson is famous for being able to make the Rebbe’s teachings appeal even to those who are yet unfamiliar with chassidic teachings. Rabbi Jacobson spoke of the Rebbe’s leadership as it relates to the individual – the practical lessons that can completely transform our lives, and by extension, the lives of those around us.
The delightful fully-catered menu, the atmosphere and program, as well as attention to every detail, contributed to the great success of the event. The Melave Malka was made possible by the tireless and devoted efforts of the Young Yeshivah committee.