CANBERRA’S first Jewish school, catering for years K-6, opened its doors last week.
Principal Rebbetzin Chasia Feldman, of Chabad ACT, received the certificate to open the school following a rigorous two-year approval process by the ACT government.
“It has been a deeply moving experience to watch as our precious founding students learn in our school thus realising our long-awaited dream,” she said.
“I would like to express my deepest feelings of gratitude to G-d Almighty and to our exceptional and experienced staff, community members and volunteers who made this first week of Canberra Jewish School an incredibly uplifting and successful learning experience.”
Chabad ACT chairman Rabbi Shmueli Feldman said, “It is crucial that Jewish families that live and move here have the option for their children to be educated in a Jewish environment and to have access to the same excellent Jewish education being offered in other cities around Australia.”
He added that the school “will complete the basic infrastructural package for enabling and preserving Jewish life and practice in Canberra”.
Founding school committee member Alisa Krasnostein said, “It’s vitally important for Canberra to offer an option of a Jewish education to Jewish families, particularly when they are considering whether a move to the city would be viable.”