This year marked Chabad of Melbourne CBD’S 18th Purim in the City organized by Shliach Rabbi Chaim Herzog.
The event was held in the luxurious CQ Melbourne Hotel on Collins St. in Melbourne.
Rabbi Chaim Herzog welcomed participants and sponsors for their participation in the gourmet catered Seudas Purim that was had by the large crowd. He then told the Purim story.
A large crowd of Bochurim from Yeshivah Gedolah attended and one of them read the Megillah.
This year’s guest speaker was Mr. Alan Belkin.
Nearly 1 million Australian households have been positively impacted by Alan Belkin’s creations. At 27 years-of-age, this businessman and visionary has already achieved so much.
The story though, is far from its end, as he advises and trains entrepreneurs around the country, to guaranteed success.
Alan Belkin’s story has humble beginnings as the Australian born son of Soviet Union dissidents. Publicly schooled, Alan left the Melbourne University early, dead-set on making it as a young entrepreneur.
He founded “Electricity Wizard” with a $20,000 personal bank loan in 2010, a business that is now the Number 2 online comparison site for electricity and gas in Australia.
By 23 years of age he had his first multi-million-dollar business, and in just 8 years of entrepreneurship, he has established 6 businesses, employed over 500 Australians, and worked with many companies from the ASX Top 100.
Mr. Belkin inspired participants with his story.