Welcome to the Waks Family is a 2003 Australian documentary film exploring the life of a Chabad Hasidic family in Melbourne. The film follows the life of Zephaniah and Haya Waks and their 17 children. Zephaniah was born Stephen Waks and lived as a secular Jew in Sydney, Australia, before joining the Chabad Hasidic community. The documentary was directed by filmmaker Barbara Chobocky who was a friend of Zephania while they both studied at university. The film was screened on the SBS television channel.[1][2][3]

See also


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Waks Family". jfi.org.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Waks Family". The Age. 18 March 2004. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Waks Family". NFSA Online Shop.