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Michaelmas Termcard, 2017

Michaelmas Termcard, 2017

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Oxford University Chabad Society

MICHAELMAS TERMCARD 2017

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Welcome to Oxford University Chabad Society Michaelmas Termcard 2017! This term promises to be an exciting one with the Chabad Society offering a wide variety of high profile and stimulating events, including  famous French Jewish spy behind Nazi lines Holocaust survivor Marthe Cohn, Bill Kristol, great-grandson of WW1 British Prime Minister Robert Lloyd George, among other amazing speakers and events. Whether you’re looking for challenging discussions, classes in Judaism or a warm environment to hang out and enjoy a Shabbat dinner, the Oxford University Chabad Society has something to offer everyone.  Looking forward to meeting you over the coming term!

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Week 0

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Sukkah 21st Night Sukkot Festival Dinner Under the Stars

Join us with friends to celebrate the 1st night of the joyous holiday of Sukkot with a delicious festive Sukkot dinner in the Sukkah

Wednesday, 4 October, 7.30pm

At Chabad House Sukkah, 75 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HR

All are welcome!

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Wine Israel.jpgFriday Night Shabbat & Sukkot Dinner

Kiddush * Homebaked Challah * Delicious Shabbat Dinner * Dessert * Drinks!

Friday, 6 October, 7.30pm

At Chabad House Sukkah, 75 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HR

All are welcome!

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Sukkah 3Sukkah on Broad Street

A Sukkah will be up on Broad Street, outside Balliol college, for the duration of the holiday of Sukkot for students and community to use for meals and to visit to shake the Lulav and Etrog. With the kind support of Oxford City Council. 

Wednesday, 4 - 10 October  

On Broad Street, outside Balliol College

To help run the Broad Street Sukkah during Sukkot, email info@oxfordchabad.org 

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Week 1

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bbq-buffet-classic.jpgBBQ in the Sukkah

We are delighted to to invite you to join us for Sushi, music and drinks, while chilling with old and new friends at the Chabad House Sukkah.

Monday, 9 October, 7-9pm

At Chabad House Sukkah, 75 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HR

All are welcome!

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whisky-tasting-workshop.jpgShemini Atzeret Festival Dinner

Kiddush * Homebaked Challah * Delicious Shabbat Dinner * Dessert * Drinks!

Followed by Hakafot dancing with the Torah in solidarity with Israel

Wednesday, 11 October, 7.30pm

At Chabad House Sukkah, 75 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HR

All are welcome!

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Chassid DancingGrand Simchat Torah Celebration

* Buffet dinner * Traditional Simchat Torah cuisine * Dancing horah with the Torah * Plenty of drinks - L'chaim!

Thursday, 12 October, 7.30pm - come by with friends anytime 'till 12am

At Slager Jewish student centre,

61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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1st Week Welcome Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Dr. Naftali Loewenthal

University College London 

Friday, 13 Oct, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Week 2

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Newmark.jpgSpecial Lecture

Jeremy Newmark

Chairman of the Jewish Labour Movement, former CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council, spokesman for Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and was a Labour Party candidate for Finchley and Golders Green at the UK/2017 General Election.

Tuesday, 17 October, 8pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Yadgar.jpgMiddle Eastern Shabbat dinner

NEW Stanley Lewis Chair of Israel Studies

Professor Yaacov Yadgar

Yaacov Yadgar is the new Stanley Lewis Chair of Israel Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Annes College. His most recent book is, Sovereign Jews: Israel, Zionism, and Judaism (SUNY Press, 2017).

'Israel and the Meaning of Jewish Sovereignty'

Friday, 20 October, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Week 3

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Walking Tour of Medieval Jewish Oxford

Many of the historic sites in Oxford are connected with the Jewish medieval history in Oxford. Join this 90 min walking tour and get to see the Jewish quarter, the site of the medieval cemetery, synagogue, the oldest College that was bought from a Jewish property owner, the route of the Jewish funeral processions (Dead Man's Walk), and much more.

Sunday, 22 Oct, 11am

Meet at Botanic Gardens

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Screen Shot 2017-10-03 at 11.53.36 pm.pngKindertransport

In Germany, during the months before the Second World War, 10,000 Jewish children made a perilous and heartbreaking journey, leaving their families in Europe to begin a new life in Britain - the Kindertransport. Kindertransport follows the journey of Jewish girl Eva as she leaves Germany behind for a new life in Manchester. Past and present day intertwine as we see the young Eva struggling with a displaced childhood and her adult self, Evelyn, confronting her past as her daughter Faith leaves home for the first time. And we discover the effects that Evelyn's painful childhood memories have on her life and family, as Faith finds letters and artefacts in the attic, revealing to her Evelyn's suppressed past life and her own hidden family history. Based upon the memories of Kindertransport children, Diane Samuel's riveting human drama explores the issues of how we define ourselves and the basic human need in all of us to have a sense of belonging. 

Author Diane Samuels

Wednesday, 25 October, 8pm

At the OFS Studio, Troika Theatre, 40 George St, Oxford

Cost: students £12 at the box office, non students £14

Buffet dinner at 7pm at Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ (opposite the OFS studio)

RSVP for buffet: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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Week 4

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TeytelboymAlex01-1-1024x683.jpgProfessor Alex Teytelbaum 

Alex Teytelbaum is the Otto Poon Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at the University of Oxford. In September 2017, he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford as an Associate Professor and St. Catherine’s College as a Tutorial Fellow. He was formally a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at MIT.

Tuesday, 31 October, 1pm 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Lloyd George.jpg Centenary Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Robert Lloyd George

Robert Lloyd George is the great grandson of David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Great Britain during the First World War, who played a critical role and ultimately responsible for Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour‘s famous Declaration on 2 November 1917, in favour of  “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”. Lord Balfour sent Lord Rothschild this brief letter which has become one of the most important texts in modern Jewish history - a critically important document in the establishment of the modern State of Israel. Robert Lloyd George is author of David and Winston: How the Friendship Between Churchill and Lloyd George Changed the Course of History

'Reflections on the Balfour Declaration (100 years later)'

Friday, 3 November, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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International Jewish student Shabbaton in New York City

Socialise with 1,000 Jewish students from over 100 campuses across the US and Europe for a fabulous Shabbat weekend in NYC. Spirited Shabbat Meals * Interact with leading Jewish scholars & thinkers * Saturday Night Celebration of Jewish life * An unforgettable weekend in the city that never sleeps!

3-5 Nov, 2017

Cost: £250 only.

RSVP:  info@oxfordchabad.org

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Week 5

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Cohn.jpegPerl Grunzweig Memorial lecture

Holocaust Survivor Marthe Cohn

‘Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany’

Marthe Cohn was born into an Orthodox Jewish family as one of seven children living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the south of France. In November 1944, after the liberation of Paris, Marthe Cohn enlisted and became a member of the Intelligence Service of the French 1st Army, commanded by Marshal of France Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. After 14 unsuccessful attempts to cross the front in Alsace, she crossed the border into Germany near Schaffhausenin Switzerland. As a nurse fluent in German, she assumed the identity of a German nurse and reported two major pieces of information. Cohn was decorated with the Croix de Guerre in 1945 with two citations. In 1999, the French government awarded her the Médaille militaire. She was awarded the title of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2002. In 2006, she was again honored by the Government of France with the Medaille of the Reconnaissance de la Nation. In 2002, she co-authored with Wendy Holden a book about her experiences entitled, "Behind Enemy Lines: the True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany". 

Tuesday, 7 Nov, 8pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Kristol.pngBill Kristol 

William "Bill" Kristol is an American neoconservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor at large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks.

Wed, 8 Nov, 8pm 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Chinese Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, 10 Nov, 7.30pm 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Week 6

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Imagining the Divine Exhibition

Tuesday, 14 November, 8pm  

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Traditional Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 17 November, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

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Week 7

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Abrams.jpgRebecca Abrams

'The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years in 22 Objects from the Ashmolean Museum'

Rebbeca is author of The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years in 22 Objects from the Ashmolean Museum. Take a 4000-year journey through the galleries of the Ashmolean to find out how Jewish life evolved from pre-Biblical times up to the present day.

Tues, 21 Nov, 8pm

All are welcome!

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Professor Thomas Kaufmann

'Luther's Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism' 

Thomas Kaufmann is Professor of Church History at the University of Göttingen and was Dean of the Faculty of Theology from 2003-2005. Since 2011, Kaufmann has been Chairman of the Association for Reformation history.

Thursday, 23 November

To be confirmed.

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Thanksgiving Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 24 Nov, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre,

61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

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Week 8

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Yom Limmud.jpgYom Limmud - Seminar in Jewish Studies

Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

Dr. Naftali Loewenthal

Naftali Loewenthal lectures in Jewish Spirituality at University College London’s Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department. He is the author of Communicating the Infinite: the Emergence of the Habad School (University of Chicago Press).

Dr. Israel Sandman

Israel Sandman is a Fellow at the Hebrew & Jewish Studies Department at University College London and an expert on medieval Jewish philosophy and manuscripts.

Sunday, 26 November, 2-6pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Bodmer.jpegBaruch Samuel Brackman memorial lecture

Sir Walter Bodmer

'Jewish Genes & People of the British Isles'

Sir Walter was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1936, son of a Jewish doctor. He is former Principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford and Head of the Cancer and Immunogenetics Laboratory in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford. In 2005, he was appointed to lead a £2.3 million project to examine the genetic makeup of the UK.

Tuesday, 28 November, 8pm

Reception 7pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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CLASSES AND COURSES

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Talmud Class

Join us to study subjects in Judaism's all-important 6th century legal work of the Talmud that shapes Jewish law and thought up until today.

Every Sunday, 7pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Hebrew for Beginners Course Hebrew.jpg

 Qualified Hebrew teacher Hadas Gross

Wed, 25 Oct, 5-6.30pm 

For 6 consecutive weeks * £5 per class

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

Course: £30, non students £26

Booking: info@oxfordchabad.org

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GlassesTalmud & Maimonides Course

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

Rapoport is a leading educator, lecturer and expert Judaic scholar. He is former Rabbi of the Birmingham Central Synagogue. 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

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Lunch 'n' Learn 

Join us for a weekly delicious Lunch & Learn on a variety of contemporary stimulating topics in ethics and philosophy.

Mondays, 1pm

Brasenose College, Platnauer Room

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Bagels.jpegLunch & Learn - Jewish Medical Ethics

By Rabbi Eli Brackman

Abortion, enhancement, Jewish principles, transplantations and more

Tuesdays, 12:30pm

Canns Library, The Graduate Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

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Lunch & Learn at Brookes University

With Rabbi Eli

Wednesdays, 12pm

The Forum

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

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The Tajtelbaum Jewish Study Hall

The Tajtelbaum Jewish Study Hall is open daily for you to study with a fully stocked Judaica library, wireless internet and FREE coffee and refreshments on offer.

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

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Cafe.jpegOxford Kosher Cafe

Enjoy a full menu of delicious Kosher food, which is situated in our spacious lounge with internet wireless connection, Wii, Jewish newspaper and satellite TV, in addition to our well stocked and diverse Judaica library with over 2000 interesting titles. Drop by for soups, deluxe sandwiches, bagels, salads, schnitzel, soft drinks and a range of delicious pastries. 

OPEN daily: 12pm-3pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

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Sign UpWrite - Subscribe

If you or a friend would like to sign up to the Chabad Society, please email info@oxfordchabad.org



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Oxford Chabad Society Committee 

Skye Telford (Regents College), President

Sam Bodansky (St Peter's), Secretary, Dan Harris (St Peters), Heather Munro (Wolfson), Benjamin Woolf (Christ Church), Tom David (Brookes), Esteban Hubner (Hertford), Ruvi Ziegler (Lincoln), Jozef Kock (Green Templeton), Solomon Pomerantz (St Hugh's), Daniel Herskowitz (Wolfson), Fien Barnett Neefs (St Catherine's), Ksenia Tserkovskaya (Brookes/Cafe), Dashiell Harrison (Keble), Richard Black (Lincoln), Matilda Munro (St Edmund Hall), Isaac Schnelling (Brookes), Meir Wachs (Business School), Eduardo Hazan (Business School), Greg Tsimbler (Business School), Harry Hatwell.

To join the committee, email: info@oxfordchabad.org.

Directors

Rabbi Eli & Freidy Brackman

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Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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