About Yad B’Yad

The Yad B’Yad Relationship Education Institute was formed in December 2006 as an Incorporated Association in Victoria for the purpose of providing marriage education to couples intending to marry within an Orthodox Jewish framework.  It is a not for profit organisation, based in Melbourne under the auspices of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria.

Yad B’Yad is in the process of registering with the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as an organisation conducting programs of marriage and education under the Marriage Act 1961.


YBY is governed by an un-paid Board with an elected President, Vice President and Treasurer.

Rabbi Ralph Genende (President)
Leah Justin (Vice President)
Michael Diamond (Treasurer)
Professor Allan Borowski
Naomi Kalman
Sheiny New
Rabbi Yisroel Sufrin


All Facilitators are professionally trained and accredited to administer the Prepare pre-marriage Relationship Questionnaire.  Facilitators include Psychologists, Rabbis and practising couple and family therapists.

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