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Hilary Termcard '18

Hilary Termcard '18

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HILARY TERMCARD 2018

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Welcome to Oxford University Chabad Society Hilary Termcard '18! This term promises to be an exciting one with the Chabad Society offering a wide variety of high profile and stimulating events, including world renowned physicist and kindertransport refugee Sir Peter Hirsch, US Federal Court Judge Jedd Rakoff, famous Russia Jewish Refusenik Yosef Mendelevich, 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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Wine Israel.jpgWelcome Back Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

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

Friday, 12 January, 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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Rapoport1.jpgTalmud

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport 

'Challenges and Conflicts in Filial Responsibility in Jewish Law'

Rabbi Rapoport is a leading Talmudist and Judaic scholar. He is former Rabbi of the Birmingham Central Synagogue. 

Sunday, 14 January, 7.30pm 

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

(Class I of II) 

All are welcome! 

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Jozef Kosc bbq-buffet-classic.jpg

'Trump, One Year Later: Foreign Policy Assessment & Predictions'

Jozef Andrew Kosc is a DPhil student in International Development at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He serves as Senior Research Fellow & Academic Affairs Director at the Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom. He has written for Foreign Affairs magazine, worked at the OECD Headquarters, and is frequently invited to NATO HQ to participate in foreign policy briefings. He has previous degrees from Oxford, and from the University of Toronto. 

Tuesday, 16 Jan, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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1st Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, 19 Jan, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Rakoff.jpgJudge Jed Rakoff

'Application of Jewish ethics to corporate criminal prosecutions' 

Jed S. Rakoff has served for 21 years as a federal judge in the largest federal court in the U.S., located in Manhattan. He has presided over some of the most famous cases in that court, including international criminal cases, insider trading cases, securities fraud cases, international banking cases, and much more. In addition, Judge Rakoff teaches four courses at Columbia Law School and helps train judges from nations throughout the world. In 2014, he was listed by Fortune Magazine as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.

Sat, 20 Jan, 1.30pm

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

Dr. Dan Plesch

'Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes'

Dr Plesch is director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London. He is the author of Human Rights After Hitler which was reported on All Things Considered and in the Guardian, Independent, Chicago Tribune amongst others. His previous publications include: America Hitler and the UN, Wartime Origins and the future UN (with Prof. Weiss) and the Beauty Queen's Guide to World Peace. He leads research on the UN and on Disarmament. In 1986 he founded the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and directed it from Washington DC until 2001, when he became the Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London. Outside academia, he has acted as consultant and advisor to the UK and US governments, the BBC, CNN, Sky News, Kroll Security International, Oxfam, the Foreign Policy Centre and Greenpeace. He was the independent advisor to the UK government's department of constitutional affairs on the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.

Tuesday, 23 Jan, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Challah2.jpgChallah Baking - weekly

With Freidy 

Every Thursday during term, beginning 25 January, 8pm-9.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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2nd Week Friday Night Shabbat dinner

Friday, 26 Jan, 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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Hirsch,Peter.jpgHolocaust Memorial Lecture

Holocaust survivor Sir Peter Hirsch FRS

"A family's experience in the Holocaust"

Emeritus Professor Sir Peter Hirsch, is a German Jewish Refugee and world renowned physicist, born in Berlin in 1925, had his Bar Mitzvah under the Nazis in Berlin 1939 before escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport. He is formerly the Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, 1966-1992, Head of Department of Metallurgy and Materials, 1966-1982 and 1984-1992, and Part-time Chairman, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, 1982-1984. He was Fellow of St Edmund Hall, 1966-1992, and Emeritus Fellow since 1992. He has received many awards for his fundamental contribution to physics, including the Franklin J. Clamer Medal (1970), Hughes Medal (1973), Royal Medal (1977), Wolf Prize in Physics (1983/4), as well as the Lomonosov Gold Medal of Russian Academy of Sciences (2005).

Sunday, 28 Jan, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Fondue.jpgTu B'Shvat - Jewish New Year for Trees

Chocolate Fondue

Tuesday, 30 Jan, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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3rd Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, 2 Feb, 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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Rapoport1.jpgTalmud

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport 

'Challenges and Conflicts in Filial Responsibility in Jewish Law '

Rabbi Rapoport is a leading Talmudist and Judaic scholar. He is former Rabbi of the Birmingham Central Synagogue. 

Sunday, 4 Feb, 7.30pm 

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

(Class II)

All are welcome!

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Professor Abigail Green AbiGreen.jpg

'Moses and Judith Montefiore: between tradition and modernity'

Abigail Green is Professor of Modern European History at Brasenose College, Oxford. Her first book, Fatherlands: state-building and nationhood in 19th century Germany (2001), explored the tensions between state-building and nationhood in Germany. Shortlisted in the 2002 Das Historisches Buch awards, it is regarded as a seminal contribution to the literature on German nation-state formation. More recently, her work has focused on international Jewish history and transnational humanitarian activism. Abigail won the Sami Rohr Choice Award 2012 for her biography of Sir Moses Montefiore (1784-1885), the preeminent Jewish figure of the 19th century. She has most recently been awarded an AHRC Leadership Fellowship to work on a new project, a book on liberalism and the Jews tentatively entitled Children of 1848: Liberalism and the Jews from the Revolutions to Human Rights. 

Monday, 5 Feb, 1pm

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

All are welcome!

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4th Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, 9 Feb, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Week 5

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Glanda Abramson.jpgThe Isaac Meyers Memorial Lecture 

Emeritus Professor Glenda Abramson

'Judaism and Modernity in the work of SY Agnon'

Glenda Abramson is the former Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew at the University of Oxford and currently holds the titles of Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College and of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received her PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her field of expertise is Modern Hebrew Literature and lately she has been researching life writing in the context of the First World War. Her publications include Modern Hebrew Drama, The Writing of Yehuda Amichai, Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel, Hebrew Writing of the First World War, Soldiers’ Tales and essays on modern Hebrew literature and Jewish culture.  Among edited books: The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture; The Oxford Book of Hebrew Short Stories and Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literatures (with Hilary Kilpatrick). She is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. 

Tuesday, 13 Feb, 8pm, reception 7pm

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

All are welcome! 

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LivnatOfer.jpgLunch & Learn Lecture

Rabbi Ofer Livnat 

Ofer Livnat is a rabbinical judge (Dayan) and fellow at the Eretz Hemdah Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and lecturer at Montefiore College in London - a Dayanut program for community rabbis in Eastern Europe and North America. He also lectures at the Jerusalem College. 

'Contemporary challenges in Jewish Law' 

Wednesday, 14 February, 1pm

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

All are welcome!  

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5th Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, 16 Feb, 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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Yom Limmud.jpgYom Limmud - Seminar in Jewish Studies

Dr. Jaclyn Granick

Newton International Fellow at the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford

Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

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, 18 Feb, 2-6pm

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

All are welcome! 

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mendelevich.jpgRefusenik Yosef Mendelevich

Yosef Mendelevich was a Jewish refusenik in the former Soviet Union who spent 12 years in prison together with fellow Refusenik and 'prisoner of Zion' Natan Sharansky. Being repeatably refused the right to immigration, he became one of the leaders of the Dymshits–Kuznetsov hijacking affair. In 1981, after a worldwide struggle, he was released and immigrated to Israel. He is author of Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage and Survival. His latest book is 'A hero of Jewish freedom'. 

Tuesday, 20 Feb, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Patti B. Saris.jpgLunch & Learn

Chief Judge Honorable Patti B. Saris

Patti B. Saris is Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts since January 1, 2013. She served as Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2010 to 2017 and previously held a number of public appointments, including staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Civil Division for the District of Massachusetts,  U.S. Magistrate, and Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. She was appointed a U.S. Federal Judge in 1993. She was President of the Harvard Board of Overseers in 2006 and has served in visiting committees at Harvard University for the Law School, Education School, and the Kennedy School of Government. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014.

Friday, 23 Feb, 1pm

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

All are welcome!

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6th Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, 23 Feb, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Week 7

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LoewenthalKM.pngEmeritus Professor Kate Miriam Loewenthal

‘Anti-semitism and its mental health effects’  

CM Loewenthal is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, Professor of Abnormal Psychology, New York University in London, and Visiting Professor at Glyndwr University, Wales and Heythrop College, London University. She is author of Religion, Culture and Mental Health (2006),  An Introduction to Psychological Tests and Scales (2001, 2nd edition), Mental Health and Religion (1994), and The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction (2000), among numerous other influential works in the field of psychology of religion.

Tues, 27 Feb, 8pm, Reception 7pm 

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

All are welcome!

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Purim banner1.jpgGrand PURIM Party

Wed, 28 Feb, 8pm 

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

More info will follow. 

All are welcome!

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Purim Party.jpgPurim Feast and Carnival

Thurs, 1 March, 4-6pm 

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

All are welcome!

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Post Purim Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 2 March, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Week 8

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Save the date.pngSpecial Event 

HIGH PROFILE MIDDLE EASTERN SPEAKER

'Challenges Facing Israel at Seventy' 

Monday, 5 March, 8pm

Details to be released week prior to the event.

All are welcome!

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Charles Foster.jpgDr. Charles Foster

'Who am I? Questions of identity in medical ethics' 

Personality appears to change with time and life events. Dementia, for instance, appears to replace person A with person B. Traumatic brain injury, medication, and techniques such as deep brain stimulation can produce similarly tectonic changes. How should medical ethicists and lawyers deal with these problems?'

Charles Foster is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.. Recent books include Identity, Personhood and the lawDepression: Law and Ethics, Being a BeastAltruism, Welfare and the LawDementia: Law and EthicsMedical Law: A Very Short IntroductionIn the hot unconscious: An Indian JourneyHuman dignity in bioethics and law, The Selfless Gene, and Tracking the Ark of the Covenant. Being a Beast will be the subject of a feature film from Sovereign Films. 

Wednesday, 7 March, 8pm, Reception 7pm

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

All are welcome!

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End of Term Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 9 March, 8pm

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, 7.30pm

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, 24 Jan, 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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Lunch 'n' Learn 

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

Every Monday, 1pm

Monday, 15 Jan at the Platnauer Room, Brasenose College

Monday, 27 Jan - 5 March Medieval Kitchen, Brasenose College

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Glasses

Lunch & Learn - Jewish Medical Ethics

Abortion, enhancement, Jewish principles, transplantations and more

Every Tuesday, 12:30pm

Canns Library, The Graduate Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

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Lunch & Learn at Brookes University

Every Wednesday, 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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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 

Eduardo Chazan (St Catherine's), President

Sam Bodansky (St Peter's), Secretary, Fien Barnett Neefs (St Catherine's), Treasurer, Sky Telford (Regents), Jon Shapiro (Kellogg), Benjamin Woolf (Christ Church), Ruvi Ziegler (Lincoln), Jozef Kock (Green Templeton), Solomon Pomerantz (St Hugh's), Daniel Herskowitz (Wolfson), Greg Tsimbler (Business School), Harry Hatwell (St John's).

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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