Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Homelessness: It’s closer than you think

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How many missed pay cheques would it take for you to end up essentially homeless? Right now you may be comfortable financially, perhaps a bit strained at times, but do you realise how easy it is for a small event to take place that could cause your finances, health and ultimately entire life to spiral? It is a cliché to think the homeless are people we may throw a few dollars ... Read the full article
Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Born in New York, he received his rabbinical ordination from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in New York after studies in England and Australia. Rabbi Mendel Kastel joined the Jewish House Crisis Centre as the CEO at the beginning of 2008. He has maintained his portfolio of Chaplain to the NSW police, as well as his chaplaincy at most of the major hospitals in Sydney. He is personally involved with the rehabilitation of our crisis clients, and does much mediating with families, couples or parents and children. He served as rabbi of the Great Synagogue from1993 ­ 2008. He is past President of the NSW Rabbinical Council.