Welcome To HaMerkaz Centre | Welcome Home!

Hamerkaz Centre is a dynamic community and education centre, serving the Israeli and wider Jewish community of Victoria 24/7.

With the vision of filling a void and creating a deep sense of community and belonging for families, young and old, Hamerkaz was established in 1998. At Hamerkaz, people of all walks of life and degrees of observance are welcome to turn to at any time - to celebrate, to socialise, to pray, to learn, to connect. Hamerkaz is a home away from home, filled with a Jewish soul and an Israeli spirit.

For some it’s a social centre, to others an amazing holiday program and teen camp. For some it’s the “Israeli shule”, to others their child’s Hebrew school (Lamdeni). For Some It’s a memorable bat-mitzvah program and adult education centre, to others a place to celebrate chagim together.

But, above all, for the hundreds of families entering its doors every week, it’s a home... Or in the words of a family who both tragically lost a child and celebrated a bar mitzvah at Hamerkaz within the same year: “It is a support in time of need and a fountain in times of joy”.

Established under the guidance of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, we strive to respond to the growing and diverse needs of both the community and every individual - continually meeting community challenges.

We look forward to personally welcoming you at Hamerkaz where you will find warmth, meaning and a good time at a centre you can call home!

Meanwhile, we invite you to explore our site. Please contact us if we can be of service to you! Remember, we are just a click of a button away.



Shalom and Le'hitratot,
Rabbi Motty & Dina Liberow