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Rebbetzin Fruma Schapiro

Rebbetzin Fruma Schapiro

Women's Division and Social Services



Sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Rabbi Nochum and Australian born Rebbetzin Fruma Schapiro arrived in St Ives to establish a branch of Chabad in 1989. As a newly married couple they arrived with enthusiasm, determined to spread Yiddishkeit and have a positive effect on people's lives, setting out to enrich Jewish life and the Jewish community on the North Shore.

Rebbetzin Schapiro trained as a teacher in Melbourne and New York. She has extensive teaching experience, with over 20 years of teaching children, teenagers and adults of all ages.

Rebbetzin Schapiros bat mitzvah and post bat mitzvah  classes have literally impacted the lives of young girls as she serves as a role model for growing teenagers, who are seeking direction, meaning, and a sense of purpose.

She personally connects to all of her students, and in a loving and caring manner, steers them in their journey towards responsible and mature adulthood.

Her well known shiurim for women of all ages cover a wide variety of topics and empower women to strengthen their relationships and to maximize their potential as Jewish women in modern society.

Our rebbetzin is very approachable and personable and has enormous experience and success with counseling people who are confronted with challenges and are in need of practical advice, guidance and a listening ear.

In addition, Rebbetzin Schapiro plays an integral role in all of the services and activities that Chabad offers.