With gratitude to Hashem, Chabad ACT is delighted to announce that it is expanding into an additional building in Giralang Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
The building is located at Menkar Close Giralang and was formally the Giralang Medical Centre.
Chabad ACT will use the facility to extend its communal, educational and humanitarian activities.
The building has several well-appointed spaces with excellent amenities and is just meters from the Chabad ACT HQ on Gari Place Giralang.
This new property follows the successful purchase in September 2016 of the two community properties in Giralang that house the Chabad ACT Synagogue, Mikvaot, Childcare Centre, Preschool, Hebrew School, ‘Goodness and Kindness’, Library, Shop, commercial kosher kitchen, clothes bank, food bank, administration offices and counselling/tutoring rooms. These property purchases secured the long term viability and security of Chabad ACT and were previously owned by other interstate Jewish charities.
Chairperson of Chabad ACT Ltd Rabbi Shmueli Feldman said “The blessing of having another building just next door to our headquarters is monumental as it allows for the smooth progression of our busy community programs and activities that have been bursting at the seams in our existing facilities primarily due to the growing enrolments in Canberra’s Jewish Preschool.”
“With Hashem’s help this wonderful expansion will provide a further step in fulfilling the vision of an increasingly vibrant Jewish community in northern Canberra where the affordability of great housing is a fraction of the price of Bondi and Caulfield. Employment options in Canberra are also vast.” (as of 1st May 2017 the median price for a 4-bedroom spacious house with a big back yard in Giralang Canberra ACT, is $635,000 and of a 3-bedroom house in Bondi NSW, $2,320,000)
Chabad ACT is very appreciative of the collective efforts of The ACT Government, the Chief Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, and to all of its supporters, friends and members who have helped to make this dream a reality.