Chabad representatives in Sydney have
announced that they are offering shelter to residents of all faiths displaced by
bush fires that have ravaged 3,000 hectares of land in Australia’s Blue
“We have opened our Chabad center to people in need of a temporary
home,” local Rabbi Nochum Schapiro told chabad.org on Tuesday. “We have 40
bedrooms (each with bathrooms) ready and available to accommodate those in
In addition, Chabad announced that the Jewish community was providing
food and counseling to those in need.