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Former Chief Rabbi of Israel opens first Tajtelbaum Jewish study hall at Oxford

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The Oxford University Chabad Society inaugurated the first Tajtelbaum Jewish study hall in Oxford last night with a university wide lecture entitled ‘The Future of the Jewish People’ by former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau. Over 100 students and community enjoyed a buffet dinner and an opening ceremony at the David Slager Chabad Jewish student centre with music provided by the brand new Chabad Society Klezmer band.

 

The guest of honour was Mr. Mendel Tajtelbaum who dedicated the study hall in memory of his late father and Holocaust survivor, Isaac Tajtelbaum. The new study hall consists of an impressive hand carved wooden Ark (Aron), imported from Israel, matching synagogue furniture, oak… Read More »

British P.O.W. Tells Oxford Students of Auschwitz Horrors

British P.O.W. Tells Oxford Students of Auschwitz Horrors

British P.O.W. and Holocaust witness Denis Avey shares his experiences with audience members at the Oxford Chabad Society. British P.O.W. and Holocaust witness Denis Avey shares his experiences with audience members at the Oxford Chabad Society.

By Joshua Runyan, Chabad.edu
 

Feb 9, 2010

 

 

Denis Avey, the 91-year-old British prisoner of war who smuggled himself into Auschwitz and managed to save two Jewish prisoners from death at the hands of the Nazis, riveted a crowd of more than 150 Oxford University students with a personal tale that only last year became public.

Speaking at the Chabad-Lubavitch Society’s David Slager Jewish Student Centre to mark 65 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, Avey described the location’s complex of concentration and extermination… Read More »

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