Judaism undergoes a resurgence within the NSW Hunter Valley

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Rabbi Yossi Rodal has discovered dwelling within the Hunter Valley.

“We have now been right here about two and a bit years,” he mentioned.

“We have visited about in all probability 15 occasions all through the previous 10 years previous to that.”

The Hunter Valley had gone and not using a rabbi for over 65 years, till Yossi Rodal moved to city.

He got here to the area after a decade of travelling round Australia to different communities in want of a rabbi.

“The pure selection was going to be Newcastle for us to settle, being that there was already an current synagogue,” he mentioned.

Rabbi Rodal has embraced Jewish life within the Hunter Valley.(ABC Newcastle: Kia Handley)

“There have been Jewish folks dwelling right here the entire time, however I believe they had been fragmented as a result of it wasn’t so energetic.

“It’s extremely heartening to see the rise within the official quantity.

“In a spot like Cessnock it says there are eight Jewish folks there. I solely know of 4 so that offers me homework to do.”  

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