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Oxford University Chabad Society is delighted to invite you to celebrate the 

 

FESTIVAL OF SHAVUOT 

 

Commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai over 3,300 year ago

 

Saturday, 19 May, 7.30pm

 

Cheesecake & Blintzes Buffet - serving sumptuous cheesecake, blintzes, and crepe bar with a range of sweet and savoury fillings: 7.30pm

 

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Lectures & Shavuot Festival Dinner: 8pm

 

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Lecture Programme:

 

8pm: Jerusalem District Court Judge Ram Winograd

 

'The principles of freedom, justice, integrity and peace of the Jewish Law and the Israel Heritage’ (Israeli Fundamentals Basis of Law Act, art. 1): How should that phrase be interpreted?'

 

Judge Winograd serves at the Jerusalem District Court. He served in an elite unit in the IDF, completed his legal education at the Hebrew University's law school with honors in 1994 and interned with Justice Eliezer Goldberg of the Supreme Court. He was certified as a lawyer in 1995 and appointed a judge at the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court in 2003, later going on to the city's district court.

 

8.45pm: Dr. Ros Abramsky, Birkbeck College/Oxford

 

‘How pious is enough? purity, danger and the outside world’

 

9.15pm: Prof. Martin Goodman

 

‘Themes in the History of Judaism’

 

Martin Goodman is President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, 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. 

 

10pm: Shavuot Festival Dinner

 

11pm: Sergei Bogdanov, English Faculty, University of Oxford

 

‘Torah for Torah's Sake in the Works of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi and Hayyim of Volozhin’

 

11.30pm: Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

 

‘The tradition to eat dairy on Shavuot in light of a controversial legal ruling of 13th century Rabbi Moses of Oxford’ 

 

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

 

All night learning is kindly co-sponsored by Martin and Lona Stern of Jerusalem and Mr. Barry Lent - Chevington Limited.

 

For more info about the holiday, visit:  www.oxfordchabad.org/shavuot

 

All are welcome!

 

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Shavuot Morning Services & Reading of the Ten Commandments 

 

Sunday, 20 May and Monday, 21 May, 10am

 

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

 

All are welcome!

 

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2nd Night Shavuot Festival Dinner

 

Sunday, 20 May, 10pm


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

 

All are welcome! 

 

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Shavuot Dairy Lunch

 

Sunday, 20 May, 1pm 

 

And Monday, 21 May, 1pm

 

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

 

All are welcome!

 

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Shavuot Morning Services & Reading of the Ten Commandments 

 

Sunday, 20 May, 10am and Monday, 21 May, 10am - with Yizkor

 

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

 

All are welcome!

 

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RSVP for meals: info@oxfordchabad.org

 

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Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Oxford University Chabad Society

 

Www.oxfordchabad.org