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In Melbourne Shabbat begins Fri 17 Jul 2020 05:02 PM and ends Sat 18 Jul 2020 06:03 PM

About the Eruv

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Detailed map of NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF ERUV with notes.

The Melbourne Eruv

The Melbourne Eruv has now become an integral part of Jewish life in our Community and enjoys the support of the majority of the Orthodox Community in Melbourne.

Although somewhat invisible, the Eruv plays important role in improving and enhancing the quality of life for an important and not insignificant sector of our Community.

The COSV takes responsibility for the supervision and maintenance of the Eruv and in recognition of the role of the Mizrachi Organisation in the original construction and its ongoing involvement, Melbourne Eruv Pty Ltd was incorporated for the sole purpose of administering and maintaining the Eruv on behalf of the COSV and Mizrachi as a joint project.

With the assistance of Mizrachi, Kollel Beth Hatalmud and the Adass Israel, and under the Halachic control and supervision originally of Rabbi S. Eider, Rabbi Z.Beck and more recently of Rabbi Y. Sprung, weekly inspections of the Eruv takes place and any necessary repairs are undertaken on an immediacy basis thereby ensuring that the Eruv is halachically reliable for the ensuing Shabbat.

In 2006, reflecting the demographic changes in an expanding community, the Eruv was expanded from its initial coverage of Caulfield, St Kilda, Elwood and Brighton to include Moorabbin, Carnegie and Bentleigh.

Serious investigative work and halachic enquiries are currently being undertaken by Melbourne Eruv Pty Ltd with a view to extending the Eruv boundaries to encompass the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, Malvern Chabad, Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, the Montefiore Homes in Prahran and the Avenue Hospital in Prahran.

A hi-resolution version of the Eruv boundaries (in PDF format) can be downloaded here.

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