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Grand Irish Purim Party

 

GRAND IRISH PURIM PARTY

with COMEDIAN DAVE SCHNEIDER

The Oxford University Chabad Society hosted an Irish-themed Purim party with renowned Jewish comedian Dave Schneider on Monday 9 March at the David Slager Jewish student Chabad Centre. The evening featured a buffet dinner with Irish drinks, Irish folk music, fancy dress, the Megillah reading, and lots of Hamantashen.

 

The highlight of the evening, however, which was attended by around 70 people, was a performance by the comedian Dave Schneider, who is an alumnus of the University of Oxford and studied for a DPhil in Yiddish drama.

 

Schneider came to prominence as an actor and comedian in award-winning comedy shows & films such as ‘I'm Alan Partridge‘… Read More »

His Excellency Ambassador Yehuda Avner speaks at Shabbaton in Oxford

His Excellency Ambassador Yehuda Avner speaks at Shabbaton weekend in Oxford

 

Friday, 27 Feb, 2009

 

The Oxford University Chabad Society hosted a Shabbaton weekend for 120 students from Oxford and other UK campuses across the country with keynote speaker His Excellency Israeli Ambassador Yehuda Avner, chaired by Rabbi Eli Brackman, director of the Oxford University Chabad Society and chairman of Chabad on campus UK.

 

Ambassador Avner spoke to a full capacity at the David Slager Jewish student centre with eloquence and humour, beginning his lecture with anecdotes concerning his warm and special relationship with the Lubavitch Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneersohn, of blessed memory, whom he considers, quoting Menachem… Read More »

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