Shlichim arrive in Canberra

THE ACT Jewish community has this month welcomed two shlichim from Israel, marking a first for the capital.

Raz Sofer and Rotem Dvir, a young married couple, will be in Canberra for a year-long shlichut, where they are set to engage with all sections of the community.

“It’s a bit chilly but we’ve had a very warm welcome,” Sofer told The AJN. “We are very happy and excited to be here.”

The pair said they were attracted to the opportunity for a number of reasons, including the diversity of Canberra’s Jewish community, comprising various streams of Judaism. “It’s a very pluralist community,” Sofer enthused.

Read the article by Phoebe Roth in the Australian Jewish News.