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Chabad on Campus UK completes network with opening of new student centre at Birmingham University

CHeruff.jpgChabad on Campus UK completes network with opening of new student centre at Birmingham University

 

Chabad on Campus UK is proud to announce the opening of a new centre dedicated to serving the Jewish students in Birmingham, England, the second largest city in the UK.

 

Rabbi Yossi and Rivki Cheruff intend to move to Birmingham in time for the new university term and look forward to expanding the provisions for Jewish students at Birmingham University and other institutions of higher education in Birmingham, serving one of the most substantial Jewish student populations in the UK.

 

The new centre aims to serve the Jewish students with Friday night Shabbat and festival dinners, stimulating and creative educational and… Read More »

Lord Levy urges more Jewish Pride for Anglo Jewry

278970_247667871911991_142555495756563_1047541_6892990_o.jpgLord Levy urges more Jewish Pride for Anglo Jewry

 

Lord Michael Levy, former Prime Minister Tony Blair's special envoy to the Middle East, addressed 200 people at an Oxford Chabad Society alumni event in conjunction with Chabad on Campus UK in June at Bevis Marks synagogue on the subject of Jewish pride.

 

His message to the Jewish students and community was that as he was able to balance his Jewish identity and observance without compromise with the high profile life as personal envoy of the Prime Minister of the UK, others may be inspired to also.

He revealed how he used to spend Shabbat numerous times at the private suite in Downing Street with Tony Blair and Lady Levy’s home baked Kosher Shabbat cooking… Read More »

Student rabbis give up their summer holidays to engage Jewish community in towns and villages of Oxfordshire

Student rabbis give up their summer holidays to engage Jewish community in towns and villages of Oxfordshire

 

photo_4a.JPGChabad of Oxford hosted two student rabbis from the US under the Chabad roving rabbi summer programme in order to visit Oxfordshire for two weeks and meet with Jewish people and families in the villages and towns of Oxfordshire as part of their training.

 

Student Rabbi Levi Duchman from NY and Rabbi Ari Treitel from Monteral visited over twenty families across Oxfordshire and surrounding counties.

 

IMG_5959.JPGWith five million tourists a year in Oxford, they also made a point to meet people casually on the busiest street in Oxford on Cornmarket in the centre of Oxford.

 

Rabbi Levi commented that he… Read More »

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