Oxford University Chabad Society

SUMMER TERMCARD 2018

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Welcome to Oxford University Chabad Society Summer Termcard '18! This term promises to be an exciting programme with the OU Chabad Society offering a wide variety of high profile and stimulating events, including world renowned speakers, Friday night Shabbat dinners, classes, seminars and plenty of opportunities to meet other students and make new friends. 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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Kiddush * Homebaked Challah * Delicious Shabbat Dinner * Dessert * Drinks!

Friday, 20 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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Join us for a delicious chill and grill BBQ with a sumptuous range of meats, salads and plenty of drinks, while chilling with old and new friends at the Chabad House garden.

Tues, 24 April, 7-9pm

At Chabad House Garden, 75 Cowley Road

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1st Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 27 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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Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

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

Sunday, 29 April, 7pm & 6 May, 7pm

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

All are welcome! 

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We are delighted to invite you to join us for the fifth annual

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OXFORD JEWISH FAIR on BROAD STREET

Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Lag B'omer

Thursday, 3rd May, 12pm-5pm

** SHE'KOYOKH Klezmer Band - "amongst the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet" - The Australian

** Sephardic Cantor Chazan Eliot Alderman

** Matthew Faulk Yiddish folk music

** Kosher Hotdogs, shawarma, Falafel, Hummus and bagels

** NEW History of Jews of England Exhibition

** Jewish Book Stand – Aisenthal 

** Art: Posters from Israel and Hebrew manuscripts

** Crafts & Activities – Flags and symbols, Challah baking, 

** Amazing ‘Pavitra’ raw honey stand

** Authentic Jewish Scribal stand - Sofer

** Western Wall - take a picture and offer a prayer for peace

** And much more 

Supporters: Oxford City Council, Chabad of Oxford, FLAGGS college store, Oxford Jewish Congregation, Heritage Lottery Fund, Oxford Jewish Chaplaincy, JTrails, CST, Douglas Abraham, Orde, Bernard Morris Charitable trust.

For more info or to volunteer at the fair: oxfordjewishfair@gmail.com or call 07772 079 940 

Click here to view the full programme!

All are welcome!

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The 5th Earl of Balfour

Lord Roderick Balfour

Lord Balfour is the great-great-nephew of foreign secretary Lord Balfour who was behind the landmark statement of the Balfour Declaration announcing support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people".

Friday, 4 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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‘Before and after the Anschlus: Growing up in 1930s Austria’

Peter Pulzer was educated at King’s College, Cambridge (MA, PhD in History) and the University of London (BSc in Economics and Political Science). From 1957 to 1996 he taught Politics, International Relations and Modern History at the University of Oxford, from 1984 onwards as Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow of All Souls’ College. He has held numerous visiting professorships, e.g. at the School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, UCLA, Geschwister-Scholl-Institut at Munich University and Humboldt University, Berlin, and lectured at many public and private institutions in North America, Western Europe, the former Soviet bloc and the Middle East. Until 1999 he was employed as Western Europe region head by the international consultancy Oxford Analytica Ltd. His main interests lie in the history and political development of Europe in the last two centuries, with special emphasis on central Europe, including Germany and Austria, and political and ideological movements, especially those of the extreme Right and Left. He has made a special study of Jewish history and anti-Semitism. His books include The Rise of Political Anti-Semitism in Germany and Austria; Political Representation and Elections in Britain; German Politics 1945-1995.

Tuesday, 8 May, 8pm

Reception 7pm 

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

All are welcome! 

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Friday, 11 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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Exploring Jewish philosophy, history, law and mysticism and manuscripts in connection with the Jewish Festival of Shavuot.

Sunday, 18 Feb, 2pm-5.30pm

Programme: 

Sunday, 13 May, 12-5pm

Dr. Israel Sandman, University College London

Dr. Naftali Loewenthal, University College London

Dr. David Manheim, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford

Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

More to be confirmed

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

All are welcome!

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Monday, 14 May, 1pm

Rare Books Room, Worcester College, Walton Street

All are welcome!

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Professor Norman Davies

'Poland and the Holocaust'

Professor Norman Davies CMG, FBA, FLSW, FRSL, FRHistS etc has been an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony's since 2011. He is a Professor Emeritus of UCL-SSEES, an honorary fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge and a life member of Peterhouse. Until 2012, he was UNESCO Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. He has received many honorary doctorates, is an honorary citizen of four Polish cities, and in 2012 was granted Poland's highest award, membership of the Order of the White Eagle. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (MA), the University of Sussex (MA) and UJ Krakow (PhD). Earlier publications in English include: White Eagle, Red Star: the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-20 (1972), God' Playground: a History of Poland (OUP, 1981), Heart of Europe: the Past in Poland's Present (OUP, 1984), Europe: a History, (the Oxford History of Europe, OUP, 1996), The Isles: a History (1999), Microcosm: Portrait of a Central Europe City, on Wroclaw/Breslau in conjunction with Roger Moorhouse (2000), Rising '44: the Battle for Warsaw, (2003), Europe East and West: Collected Essays (2006), Europe at War, 1939-45 (2006), published in the USA as No Simple Victory (2007), and Vanished Kingdoms: the History of Half-forgotten Europe (2013).

Tuesday, 15 May, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Cheesecake Baking

Wed, 16 May, 7pm

At Chabad House, 75 Cowley Rd

All are welcome!

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Royal Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 18 May, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Festive Shavuot Dinner and Tikkun Leyl Lectures

Cheesecake and blintzes buffet   

Tikkun Leyl Programme:

Prof. Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman is Professor of Jewish Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He is the author of a number of books on the Jewish revolts against Rome and the rabbis in the Roman world, and most recently The History of Judaism. Professor Goodman is also President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew an Jewish Studies. 

Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

More to be confirmed - to share a topic email info@oxfordchabad.org

Saturday, 19 May, 8pm-12am

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

All are welcome!

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Week 5

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Shavuot Dairy Lunch

Sunday and Monday, 20 & 22 May, 1pm

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

All are welcome!

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Second Night Shavuot Dinner

Sunday, 20 May, 9pm

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

All are welcome!

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Professor Ritchie Robertson

'Isaiah Berlin: the Enlightenment and the Dilemmas of Liberalism' 

Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature, Fellow of The Queen’s College. He is interested in a wide range of authors and topics in the period from 1750 onwards, notably Kafka; Heine; Schiller; Austrian literature; and the Enlightenment as an international movement.  He is co-director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre and of the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment. He is author of Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature (Clarendon Press, 1985), Heine (Peter Halban, 1988), A History of Austrian Literature 1918-2000 (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2006)- Editor, with Katrin Kohl, The "Jewish Question" in German Literature, 1749-1939 (Oxford: OUP, 1999), The German-Jewish Dialogue: an anthology of literary texts, 1749-1993, (World's Classics) (Oxford: OUP, 1999) - translator, Kafka: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Oxford: OUP, 2004), Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine (Oxford: OUP, 2009).

Tuesday, 22 May, 8pm

Reception 7pm

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

All are welcome!

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Professor Andrei Zorin

'Soviet Jewish Intelligentsia and the Mythology of Russian Golden Age'

Andrei Zorin is Professor of Russian, Fellow of New College, University of Oxford. His area of research is Russian Literature and Cultural History of XVIII early XIX centuries in European Context. Russian Literature and Ideology. Cultural History of Emotions. Late Soviet and Post Soviet Literature.

Friday, 25 May, 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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Launch of New Exhibition 

'The Jews of South East England' 

Marcus Roberts

Founder and Director of JTrails - Anglo-Jewish Trails and Jewish History in the UK

Tuesday, 29 May, 7pm

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

Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and JTrails

All are welcome!

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Sydney Assor

Mr. Assor, born in Morocco, is Head of the Moroccan Jewish Community in Britain, a member of the British Board of Deputies, and has been made a Commander of the Wissam Alaouite, the highest Moroccan honour accorded to a foreigner.

Friday, 1 June, 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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The Oxford Union & Oxford University Chabad Society invites you to

Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss

Eva Schloss is the step-sister of Anne Frank who wrote the book “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Monday, 11 Feb, 8pm, reception 7pm

At the Oxford Union, St Michael's Street

The reception and lecture is open to non members of the Oxford Union through reservation with the OU Chabad Society: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome!

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End of Year SUSHI Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

BBC World Correspondent Rob Watson 

Friday, 15 June, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Jonathan Arkush

'Challenges facing Anglo-Jewry'

Mr. Arkush is the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Date to be confirmed.

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Lord Patten

Chancellor of the University of Oxford, served as the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1997. His most recent book is  'First Confession: A Sort of Memoir by Chris Patten'.

'Identity and Politics'

Date to be confirmed.

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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

Qualified Hebrew teacher Nitzan Winograd

Wed, 2 May, 5-6.30pm

For 6 consecutive weeks * £36 for the course

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

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

At the Platnauer Room, Brasenose College

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Lunch & Learn - Jewish Medical Ethics Glasses

Abortion, enhancement, Jewish principles, transplantations and more

Every Tuesday, 12:30pm

Canns Library, The Graduate Centre, John Radcliffe Hospita

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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Oxford 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:

Breakfast 8-9am

Lunch 12.30pm-2.30pm

Open all day to study and hang out. To order a fob key click here.

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

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 Kozk (Green Templeton), Solomon Pomerantz (St Hugh's), 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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