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Summer Termcard, 2017

Summer Termcard, 2017

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Oxford University Chabad Society

SUMMER TERM CARD 2017

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Week 0

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ShabbT Dinner.jpgWelcome Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Homebaked Challah, delicious traditional Shabbat dinner with plenty of welcome drinks!

Friday, 21 April, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Week 1

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Shawarma1.jpgShawarma & Drinks Welcome Back

Tues, 25 April, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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First week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 28 April, 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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AlfDubs_cropped_large (2).jpgLord Alfred Dubs

Alf Dubs was born in Prague, arriving in the UK in 1939 on a Kinderstansport train at the age of six. He was an elected Member of Parliament from 1979-87. During his time in the House of Commons he was a frontbencher on Home Affairs covering police, prisons and criminal justice and, later, for immigration and race relations. After losing his parliamentary seat, he became CEO of the Refugee Council. In 1994 he was appointed to the House of Lords as a Labour Peer. In May 1997, he became a Minister for Northern Ireland until December 1999. He has served on a number of parliamentary committees, including the Joint Committee on Human Rights and then on the Communications committee which delivered a report criticising the small numbers of women presenting news and current affairs. He is currently on the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee which is looking at aspects of trade post Brexit.  He is also a member of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly and of the OSCE [Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe] Parliamentary Assembly. He has successfully campaigned to allow unaccompanied child refugees to enter the UK.

Thursday, 4 May, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Bowers.jpgShabbat Dinner

Principal of Brasenose College, University of Oxford

John Bowers QC

“Life as a Head of House in Oxford” 

John Bowers QC is the Principal of Brasenose College, University of Oxford, and a leading human rights and employment lawyer with particular focus on matters of equal pay, discrimination, minimum wage and unfair dismissal. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. He is an approved counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and has written numerous books on human rights and employment law, including standard texts on whistleblowing and industrial action.

Friday, 5 May, 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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Book Launch

'Human Rights: Refugees as Political Beings'

Ziegler GSGG Event 14 April 2016.jpgDr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler

Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler is a tenured Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, where he is Programme Director of the LLM in Human Rights, International Law, and Advanced Legal Studies. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Working Paper Series, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London; Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple; Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford; and the Civil Liberties & Human Rights Section Convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars. Ruvi is also a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, analysing the treatment of African asylum seekers in Israel as part of the Institute's ‘Democratic Principles; project. He has recently published 'Voting Rights of Refugees' (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Ruvi holds DPhil, MPhil, and BCL degrees from Oxford; an LLM (with specialisation in public law) from Hebrew University; and an LLB, BA (Economics) from Haifa. He was called to the Israeli bar in 2003.

Goodwin-Gill.jpg Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill

Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill is Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law, University of Oxford, and a Barrister at Blackstone Chambers, where he practices in public international law generally, and in human rights, citizenship, refugee and asylum law. He has worked with the UN, including twelve years with UNHCR, and was President of the Media Appeals Board of Kosovo from 2000–2003. He is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Refugee Law and has written extensively on refugees, migration, international organisations, elections, democratisation, and child soldiers.

Tuesday, 9 May, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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MalloryFactor_JMH2213_0641.ret5_-200x300.jpgShabbat Dinner

Professor Sir Mallory Factor 

Mallory Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel and is a FoxNews Contributor. He is currently the Senior Visiting Mellon Fellow in the Department of History and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Mallory is the co-founder of The New York Meeting, a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City. He hosts a similar meeting, The Charleston Meeting, in Charleston, South Carolina. Mallory is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as Vice-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Terrorism Financing. Mallory is senior fellow at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was previously senior fellow to the House Republican Study Committee from 2007 to 2011. Mallory Factor is the best-selling author of Shadowbosses, the exposé of government employee union power in America today. Mallory’s latest book, Big Tent, released in April 2014, is al so a New York Times bestseller and serves as an intellectual history of the American conservative movement. He was awarded the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Knight Commander) by the Grenada for his service to the nation.

Friday, 12 May, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Week 4

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Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 03.16.08 pm.pngWe are delighted to present the 4th Annual

OXFORD JEWISH FAIR on BROAD STREET

Broad Street, Oxford (outside Balliol College)

Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Lag B’omer 

Sunday, 14 May, 2-6pm

** BBQ & Food stand - hotdogs, burgers, shawarma, pita, hummus, falafel...

**  She’Koyokh! Klezmer Band - "amongst the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet" (The Australian) **

** Sephardic Cantor Chazan Eliot Alderman - Director of Music of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' congregation

** Special Jewish 16th century Bassano Recorder Recital - Bate Collection 

** Iraqi Jewish cooking demo with renowned Iraqi born cook Linda Dangoor, author of Flavours of Babylon 

** Jewish Book  & Art stand 

** Scribal Art stand - featuring 30 year Sofer Jewish Scribal Artist Arieh Freeman 

** NEW Jewish History of England Exhibition **

** Arts and crafts 

** PONY rides **

Kindly sponsored by the Pears Foundation, Oxford City Council, Flaggs Oxford, Heritage Lottery Fund, Chabad of Oxford, Oxford Jewish Congregation, JTrails.

Info: oxfordjewishfair@gmail.com

All are welcome!

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Biger.jpgProfessor Gideon Biger

'The Six Day War: 40 years'

Gideon Biger was an officer in Batalion 163 of the Jerusalem Brigade in the 6-Day War, which liberated the suburb of Abu-Tor and were the first to enter the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, via the Dung Gate. Prof. Biger was born in Jerusalem in 1945, served in the Israel Defence Force (IDF) 1963-1971, Israeli Air Force (IAF) 1966-1969, and later in the Education Unit, as a Major. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Geography from the Hebrew University, 1979, and from 1980 taught at Tel Aviv University. He participated in the Israel-Syria and Israel-Palestinian peace negotiation as an expert on Boundaries.

Monday, 15 May, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Hebrew Collection Viewing at Lincoln College

Two of Lincoln College’s Rectors, Richard Kilbye and Thomas Marshall, were among the foremost Christian Hebraists of their time. As a result of their scholarly interests, Lincoln has an unusually rich collection of Hebrew material from the 16th and 17th centuries, from dictionaries and grammars, Bibles, rabbinic literature and prayer books to scientific tractates, often annotated and beautifully bound. To mark Oxford Jewish Cultural week, a selection of these early printed books will be on display. Lincoln College was the first Oxbridge College to elect a professing Jew to a Fellowship. The Samuel Alexander was elected Fellow in Philosophy in 1882 and awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 1918. Material relating to Alexander will also be on display.

Tuesday 16th May, 2-4pm

Turl Yard Lecture Room, Lincoln College

All are welcome! 

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Frances Stewart.pngProf. Frances Stewart

"Why we should be concerned about Horizontal Inequalities"

Frances Stewart, daughter of Hungarian Jewish economist Lord Kaldor, is emeritus professor of Development Economics, University of Oxford. She was Director of the Oxford Department of International Development from 1993-2003 and of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) 2003-2010. She was Chair of the United Nation’s Committee on Development Policy 2010-2013. She has a DPhil from the University of Oxford and an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex.  In 2009, she received the Mahbub ul Haq award for outstanding contributions to Human Development by the UNDP (2009) and the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, by the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University in 2013. Among many publications, she is coauthor of UNICEF’s influential study, Adjustment with a Human Face (OUP 1987); War and Underdevelopment (OUP 2001); and leading author and editor of Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies (Palgrave, 2008). 

Tuesday, 16 May, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Kremlin-Moscow.jpgRUSSIAN Shabbat Dinner

Russian Member of Parliament for seven terms & Veteran of the Soviet era Afghanistan war

Vladimir Kostuchenko

Friday, 19 May, 7.30pm

Russian cuisine served including home-baked Challah, chicken kiev, kasha varnishkas, delicious dessert table and Vodka 

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

All are welcome!

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Week 5

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Yom Limmud Seminar in Jewish Studies

Sunday, 21 May, 1-5pm

Dr. Naftali Loewenthal, University College London

Dr. Israel Sandman, University College London

Meir Wachs, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford 

'Isaac Israeli's Medieval Scientific Interpretation of a Talmudic Passage on the Calendar'

Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

'Moses of London: Life and teachings' 

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

All are welcome! 

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Lunch & Learn

 

Dr. Ilona Steimann

Ilona Steimann is a post-doctoral fellow in Jewish culture and history at the Department of Jewish History and Culture, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich

 

"Christian Owners hip of Jewish Books: Medieval Jewish Attitudes" 

 

Tuesday, 23 May, 1pm 

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

All are welcome! 

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Oderberg.jpgProf David S. Oderberg

‘Conscientious objection in health care’ 

Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading. Undergraduate study in Melbourne, Australia. DPhil Oxford in 1992. Author of four books including Moral Theory and Applied Ethics, and editor of several more, including Human Lives: New Essays on Non-Consequentialist Bioethics. Author of over 60 articles. I specialise in metaphysics and ethics, but have also published on philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, ancient philosophy, philosophical logic among other areas. Currently writing a book on the metaphysics of good and evil. Recently named by a major US website for college applicants as one of the fifty most influential philosophers in the world.

Tuesday, 23 May, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Friday Night Shabbat Dinner - 5th week

Tuesday, 26 May, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Week 6

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Cheesecake-3-31-11-3.jpgWe are delighted to invite you to celebrate

Festival of Shavuot Dinner & Tikkun Leyl

Tuesday, 30 May, 8pm

Celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot with amazing mouth-watering cheesecakes and blintzes, traditional dairy and meat meals and a great line-up of speakers at a not-to-be-missed Tikkun Leyl Shavuot lecture programme...

Shavuot Programme:

Cheesecake & Blintzes Buffet: 7.30pm

Serving sumptuous cheesecake, blintzes, and crepe bar with a range of sweet and savoury fillings.

Followed by:

Festival Dinner & Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: 8.30pm

Dr. Donald T. Ariel, Head of Coin Department, Israel Antiquities Authority

Freida Brackman, Chabad of Oxford

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

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai over 3,300 years ago.

For more info: www.oxfordchabad.org/shavuot

All are welcome!

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2nd Night Shavuot Dinner

Wed, 31 May, 10pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Wine.jpgTraditional Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 2 June, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Week 7

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Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 09.01.40 pm.pngSpecial Hebraica Viewing

'Jewish Books and their Christian Readers: Christ Church Connections'

This exhibition will include four cases displaying the wealth of Hebraica and Judaica at Christ Church and around, following the story of Hebrew studies in Oxford from the late 16th century until the end of 18th century. The exhibition will be accompanied by a detailed scholarly catalogue in print.

Monday, 5 June, 1pm (to be confirmed)

Christ Church College Library 

Meet at Christ Church Tom Tower

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Rogoff.jpgProfessor Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor at Harvard University.  From 2001–2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund.  His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time Is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly has been very widely cited by academics, policymakers and journalists. One regularity that Reinhart and Rogoff illustrate is the remarkable quantitative similarities across time and countries in the run-up and the aftermath of severe financial crises. In general, they show that for financial crises, the differences between emerging markets and advanced countries are far less pronounced than previously believed. Rogoff is also known for his seminal work on exchange rates and on central bank independence.  His treatise Foundations of International Macroeconomics (joint with Maurice Obstfeld) is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide. His new book, The Curse of Cash (September 2016), argues the case for drastically scaling back the world’s paper currency supply. His monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published in over 50 countries. He is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Economic Advisory Panel of the New York Federal Reserve. Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Group of Thirty. Rogoff is among the top eight on RePEc’s ranking of economists by scholarly citations. He is also an international grandmaster of chess. 

Tuesday, 6 June, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Week 8

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Orde.jpg Orde Levinson

'Shakespeare's heroic Jew: reinterpretation of the merchant of Venice?'

Orde Levinson studied for a DPhil at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is currently an art historian, playwright, and director of Song publishing and gallery.  

Tuesday, 13 June, 8pm

At Slager Jewish student centre,

61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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End of Year Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 16 June, 7.30pm

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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Aleph.jpgHebrew for Beginners Course

Qualified Hebrew teacher Hadas Gross

Beginning Wed, 3 May, 5.30pm

Hebrew for Intermediate Course

Beginning Wed, 3 May, 7pm 

For 6 consecutive weeks

£30 for the course / £36 non students

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

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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GlassesTalmud Course

Join a weekly class on the wisdom of Judaism's foremost work of Jewish law completed around the 6th century.Rabbi Eli Brackman

Every Sunday during Term at 7pm 

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

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

 

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Bagels.jpgLunch '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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Lunch & Learn at Brookes

Rabbi Eli Brackman

Wednesdays, 12pm

The Forum

All are welcome!

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Daily StudyAdvanced Biblical Studies Class

This weekly class will explore a Biblical text accompanied by an in-depth analysis of the classic medieval and contemporary commentaries. 

Wednesdays, 8-9pm

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

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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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.jpgOxford 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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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 

Jozef Kosc (Green Templeton), President

Fien Barnett Neefs (St Catherine's), Vice 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), Beatrice Cohen (Brookes), Solomon Pomerantz (St Hugh's), Daniel Herskowitz (Wolfson), Smadar Yani (Hebrew), Dashiell Harrison (Keble), Richard Black (Lincoln), Matilda Munro (St Edmund Hall), Isaac Schnelling (Brookes).

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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