Oxford University Chabad Society

MICHAELMAS TERMCARD 2019

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Welcome to Oxford University Chabad Society Michaelmas Termcard '19! This term promises to be an exciting programme at the OU Chabad Society offering a wide variety of high profile and stimulating events, including world renowned speakers, delicious Friday night Shabbat dinners, stimulating 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 with friends, 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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Wine.jpg 0 Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Delicious homebaked Challah, dips, salads, chicken soup and kneidlach, honey orange chicken, potato kugel, plus dessert and plenty of drinks – L’chaim

Friday, 11 Oct, 7.30pm

Class on Jewish mysticism with Rabbi Eli at 7pm

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

If you can't make it for dinner, come by with friends for welcome back dessert table and drinks from 9.30pm

RSVP:  info@oxfordchabad.org

Looking forward to seeing you! 

All are welcome! 

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Lulav and Etrog 

If you would like to order a lulav and Etrog for the holiday of Sukkot, please email:  info@oxfordchabad.org

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Week 1

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Sukkah 2Sukkot Festival Dinner

Join us for festive Sukkot dinner under the stars

Sunday, 13 October, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Second Night Sukkot Festival Dinner

Monday, 14 October, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Sukkah on Broad Street 

Come shake the lulav and etrog on Broad St, outside Balliol College 

Wednesday - Sunday (16-20 Oct)

Lunch served daily from 12-3pm / refreshments throughout the day

All are welcome! 

Dedicated in memory of Elchanan Leib Ben Zev Dovid 

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Sukkot Fun Day 

Bouncing castle *Arts and crafts * Candy floss * Face painting * Food in the Sukkah - schnitzel, chips & sausages - veggie and gluten free option * Lulav & Etrog

Wednesday, 16 October, 3.30pm-6pm

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

All are welcome!

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BBQ.jpegWe're delighted to invite students to join us with friends for a welcome (back)

Chill & Grill BBQ in the Sukkah

Join us for a delicious chill and grill BBQ in the Sukkah with live music, a sumptuous range of meats, salads and plenty of free drinks, while chilling with old and new friends at the Chabad House Sukkah.

Wednesday, 16 October, 7pm-10pm

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

All are welcome!

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1st Week Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 18 Oct, 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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Shemini Atzeret 8th Night Festival Dinner

Festive dinner under the stars in the Sukkah

Sunday, 20 October, 7.30pm

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

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org 

All are welcome! 

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Chassid DancingGrand Simchat Torah Celebratio

* Buffet dinner with all the traditional Simchat Torah cuisine

* Dancing horah with the Torah

* Plenty of drinks plus a keg of fully sponsored drinks by Oxfordshire's The Shotover Brewing Co - L'chaim!


* Bring friends 


Monday, 21 Oct, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!  

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AEPi.pngShabbat Dinner with AEPi Europe and Israel

Join us with a hundred visiting students from across the UK, Europe and Israel for an amazing Shabbat dinner.

Guest speaker:

US State Department Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism

Mr. Elan Carr

Elan Carr is an American attorney, appointed in 2019 by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to serve as the US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism.  

Friday, 25 Oct, 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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l_think-pink.jpgThink Pink Challah Bake Raffle

Suzi Usiskin

‘Breast Cancer: My Story’

Dr. Michael Douek

Tues, 29 Oct, 8pm 

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

All are welcome!   

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Hebrew Course for Beginners

Learn how to read, write and speak Hebrew at a beginner's level in just six weeks.

Qualified Hebrew teacher Yatir Linden

Beginning Wed, 30 Oct, 5pm-6.30pm

Followed by 5 consecutive Tuesdays, 5pm

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

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

Course: £36 / non-student £40 - www.oxfordchabad.org/donate

All are welcome! 

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Sneh.jpegFormer Member of Knesset and Government Minister 

Ephraim Sneh

In conversation with the Oxford Strategic Studies Group on current security challenges in the Middle East.

Dr. Ephraim Sneh is an Israeli politician, physician, and a retired Brigadier General in the Israel Defense Forces. He was a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 1992 and 2008 and served as Minister of Health, 1994-1996, and Minister of Transport, 2001-2002.

Wed, 30 Oct, 8pm

Reception 7pm

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

Lecture venue: An Oxford college to be confirmed.

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Ghana Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Thomas Svanikier

Leading Ghanian industrialist 

Friday, 1 Nov, 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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Balliol.jpgRare Hebraica Viewing at Balliol College

Monday, 4 Nov, 1.30pm

Historic Collections Centre, Balliol College

Meet at Balliol College Lodge, Broad Street, Oxford

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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Screen Shot 2019-10-10 at 07.49.32 pm.pngAlec Nacamuli 

'The Jews from Egypt'

Alec Nacamuli was born in Alexandria and left after the Suez crisis in 1956. He is an executive with a major IT services company, a council member of the Nebi Daniel International Association which strives to protect the Jewish heritage in Egypt and chairman of Sephardi Voices UK, an oral history project recording the lives of Jews from Arab countries who resettled in the UK. He is also a volunteer guide on Ancient Egypt at the British Museum.

Jews have maintained a permanent presence in Egypt for over 2,000 years and contributed significantly to the political, cultural and economic development of that country. From a community which counted over 80,000 in its heyday, less than 10 remain today… The talk will address their history, religious and family traditions, exile and how local state initiatives are beginning to acknowledge their passage.

Tuesday, 5 Nov, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Bowers.jpgFriday Night Shabbat Dinner

John Bowers QC 

'Great University Jews' 

John Bowers QC is the Principal of Brasenose College, University of Oxford, and a leading human rights and employment lawyer. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. He is an approved counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and has written numerous books on human rights and employment law, including standard texts on whistleblowing and industrial action.

Friday, 8 Nov, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Week 5

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Baitner.jpegDr. Hallel Baitner

'How did the Herodian Temple look like?'

Hallel Baitner is a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His dissertation (under the supervision of Prof. Menahem Kahana) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem deals with the tannaitic midrash 'Sifre Zuta' to the book of Numbers. The main issue is the relationship between mishna and midrash (law and interpretation) in the halakhic Midrashim, both as a question of the history of rabbinic law and of the development of rabbinic literary genres. 

Tues, 12 Nov, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Special Visit to the Precise Historic Site of the Oxford Medieval Synagogue on the site of Christ Church

Archdeacon of Christ Church Martin Garrick 

Thursday, 14 Nov, 1pm

Meet at Christ Church Thom Tower 

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 15 Nov, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Week 6

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Yom Limmud.jpgSeminar in Jewish Studies - Yom Limmud

Exploring Jewish philosophy, history, law and mysticism and manuscripts.

Sunday, 17 Nov, 1pm-5pm

Programme:

12pm Lunch

Dr. Michael Lukin

'Why Sing? Virtues of Music according to Early Hasidic Sources'

Lecturer on Yiddish music and folklore at Bar-Ilan University, completed his dissertation “The Yiddish Folk Song: Poetics and Music” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Edwin Seroussi and Galit Hasan-Rokem. Holds a BA in classical flute from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he studied with Moshe-Aron Epstein. Michael participates in the Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies “Between Sacred and Profane: Jewish Musical Cultures in Early Modern Europe” led by Diana Matut and Deborah Rooke, in the frame of which he focuses on the old layers in the tunes of Yiddish folk songs.

Rabbi Eli Brackman,  Oxford University Chabad Society

'Oxford's Medieval Synagogue' 

Dr. Naftali Loewenthal, University College London

'Mystical Transactions and the Chabad Discourse'  

Naftali Loewenthal lectures in Jewish Spirituality at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. He is author of Communicating the Infinite: the Emergence of the Habad School (University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1990) and his forthcoming book is Hasidism beyond Modernity, Studies in Habad Thought and History, to be published by the Littman Library.

Dr. Israel Sandman, University College London

'Controlled Ecstasy: incrementalism and the absolute in the inner life'

Israel Sandman is a Fellow at the Hebrew & Jewish Studies Department at University College London and an expert on medieval Jewish philosophy and manuscripts. 

Sunday, 17 Nov, 1-5pm

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

All are welcome!

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Author Andrew Robinson

'Einstein on the Run How Britain Saved the World's Greatest Scientist' 

Andrew Robinson has written more than twenty-five books, including 'Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity', 'The Last Man Who Knew Everything', 'Genius: A Very Short Introduction’ and ‘Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the World’s Greatest Scientist'. He also contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines.

Tues, 19 Nov, 8pm

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

All are welcome!

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Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 22 Nov, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Week 7

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Matut.jpegDr. Diana Matut

Diana Matut is a lecturer in Jewish and Yiddish Studies at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg  and a musician. She published the two-volume edition of and commentary on a Western Yiddish manuscript of songs and Purim plays from the Bodleian Library Oxford, compiled around 1600 based on her PhD work. She researches late medieval and early modern Yiddish song cultures and is currently preparing an edition of all known early modern Yiddish wedding songs. 

'Before Klezmer... Yiddish Song and Instrumental Music in Early Modern Ashkenaz'

Tues, 26 Nov, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Turkey.jpegThanksgiving Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Home-baked Challah, roast turkey, stuffing, mash and cranberry sauce, plus delicious all-American apple pie, cranberry bread, chocolate brownies for dessert and drinks! L'chaim! 

Friday, 29 Nov, 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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Dr. Shaun Henson

'Science and Religion'

Dr. Shaun Henson teaches and researches in Oxford University’s Faculty of Theology and Religion. He works at the intersections of science, philosophy, and religion, teaching in areas like science and religion. Shaun has recently collaborated on an international research project based at the London School of Economics investigating God’s Order, Man’s Order, and the Order of Nature. He serves as Chaplain to St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. His new book is God and Natural Order: Physics, Philosophy, and Theology (New York and London: Routledge, 2013).

Tues, 3 Dec, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Spy.pngSpecial Event:

NADIA COHEN

Wife of Israel's legendary spy Eli Cohen

'MY Man in Damascus: The Untold Story'

Born In Bagdad Iraq, to a Family of eight Children (one of which is the celebrated Israeli novelist Sami Michael). Immigrated to the State of Israel in the 1950s with her family. Received her high school education in a kibbutz in Northern Israel. Served in The IDF in the "Nachal" division. After which she worked as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. Married Eli Cohen, who was recruited to the Mossad shortly after. Nadia & Eli had three children Sophie, Irit & Shai. At the time of Eli's Execution in Damascus, Sophie was four, Irit two and Sai was only three months old. Nadia never re married, and she is heading the campaign to return Eli from Syria for burial in the State of Israel, as well as commemorating his heritage.

Shai Cohen - youngest son of legendary spy Eli Cohen

Introduced  by
 
Mr. Alon S. Rehany, Adv, BA, MA (Oxon)
 
Born in Jerusalem, Alon received his elementary and high school education in Jerusalem, New York and London (J.F.S). He served in the IDF in the Navy and Air force and was admitted to read Law at Oxford University, Trinity College, where he received an award for academic merit. Holds B.A & M.A. degrees in jurisprudence from Oxford University. Alon was admitted to the Israeli Bar association and has been practicing as a litigator in Courts of all instances since 1998. He is the founding partner of Alon Rehany & Co. a law firm based in Tel Aviv. For the past sixteen years Mr. Rehany has been working with Mrs. Nadia Cohen and family in their efforts to return Eli for burial in the State of Israel as well as commemorating his heritage. 

 

Thursday, 5 Dec, 8pm

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

All are welcome!  

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Wine Israel.jpgEnd of Term Shabbat Dinner

Dr. Kim Treiger Bar-Am

Fellow at the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University

'Freedom as Respect in Jewish Thought' 

Friday, 6 Dec, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome! 

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Screen Shot 2019-10-10 at 08.30.13 pm.pngGrand Opening & Dedication

New Kitchen and Lounge

at the Chabad House of Oxford 

Guest of Honour

Mr. Mendel Tajtelbaum

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

Date to be confirmed.

All are welcome! 

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Shabbat Dinner

In honour of the late Professor John Gardner - senior research fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, and formerly Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford and a fellow of University College, Oxford.

Friday, 14 Dec, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Faull.jpgSir Jonathan Faull KCMG

Sir Jonathan Faull is a former European Commission’s most senior British official serving as Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, as well as Director-General of the Task Force for strategic issues related to the UK Referendum for leaving the European Union (Brexit).

Date to be confirmed!

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

All are welcome!  

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Ivor Crewe.jpegFriday Night Shabbat Dinner

Professor Sir Ivor Crewe

Sir Ivor is Master of University College, Oxford and former Professor of Government and Vice Chancellor at the University of Essex.

Friday, 7 Feb, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!  

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Price.jpgProfessor Jonathan Price

The Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History, Director, Lessing Institute for European History and Civilization, Department of General History, Department of Classics, Tel Aviv University

Tuesday 25 Feb, 8pm

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

All are welcome! 

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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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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

Brasenose College, Platnauer Room

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Lunch & Learn at Brookes University

Every Wednesday, 12pm

The Forum

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

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Pizza and Parsha

Join us for an in-depth study of the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Eli while enjoying some delicious fresh home-baked Pizza.

Wednesdays, 7pm 

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

All are welcome!

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Hebrew for Beginners Course

Qualified Hebrew teacher Yatir Linden

Thursday, 30 Oct, 5.15-6.45pm 

For 6 consecutive weeks 

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

Course: £36 for the course / non students £40

Booking: 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: 12.30pm-2pm

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 

Samuel Weinman, St Anne's College - President, Secretary, Will Bronze, Brookes University - Vice President, Jade Weiner, St. Annes College, Amber Borowiec, Hertford College, Alex Kumar, St Edmund Hall, Jozef Kosc, Green Templeton College, Sky Telford, Regent's Park College, Meir Wachs, Blackfriars, Eduardo Chazan, St Catherine's College, Greg Tsimbler (Business School), Harry Hatwell.

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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