Rabbi Mendel Kastel OAM
Rabbi Mendel Kastel brings extensive experience in community welfare work and is highly respected for his achievements in dealing with problems amongst the city’s youth. He has worked with people with disability, made frequent hospital and prison visits, helped those suffering from addictions and offered counseling services for the bereaved. His skill, knowledge and interest spans across the broad spectrum of mental health including trauma, homelessness, youth, suicide prevention, economics, social investment and innovation.
Rabbi Kastel has a long standing interest in the welfare of younger members of the community. His work within various communities across the world has taken him far beyond his initial role of only working with youth including experience working with hospices.
Rabbi Kastel has experienced first-hand the problems of dealing with entire communities, understanding the importance of establishing and making available life-changing programs for those living in the community.