Groner, Dovid Yitzchok

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GRONER, DOVID YITZCHOK (1925– ), Australian rabbi; leader of the Cḥabad movement in Australia. Groner was born in New York and settled in Melbourne in 1958. He had previously visited Australia as a student rabbi in 1947. He was probably the most important Lubavitcher rabbi in Australia, and was the principal of Yeshivah College, a Lubavitcher day school in Melbourne, from 1963. Under his leadership the Lubavitcher movement greatly expanded in Australia.


W.D. Rubinstein, Australia ii, index; D. Goldberg, "The Rebbe's Man Down Under," in: Australian Jewish News (July 23, 2004).

[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]