High Holidays

HIGH HOLIDAYS PROGRAMME 5781 / 2020

Oxford University Chabad Society is delighted to invite you to a full prgramme of events for the High Holidays at Oxford. All events will be following the strict Covid guidelines with social distancing measures in place. We ask anyone who has any Covid symtoms to not attend events. Limitations of numbers will follow current UK government guidelines. Food to - go packages are available for Shabbat and most holiday meals by filling in the booking form.

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We warmly invite you and your family to join us for

Rosh Hashana Jewish New Year Festive Dinner 

Festive delicious dinner with all the traditional foods including tzimmes, pomegranate chicken, apple and honey, round homebaked round challah and much more.

Friday, 18 September, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish Student Centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

Click here to fill out the booking form.

All are welcome!

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Rosh Hashana Jewish New Year Festive Dinner To Go Package - Friday, 18 Sep

We're delighted to offer Rosh Hashana Jewish New Year to-go packages: full 3 course dinner with traditional food or traditional plate only with all the traditional foods.

Click here to fill out the booking form and select the option of full dinner and traditional foods or Rosh Hashana plate only with traditional foods.

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Rosh Hashana High Holidays Service 

1st Day of Rosh Hashana: Sat, 19 September, 10am

2nd Day of Rosh Hashana: Sunday, 20 September, 10am 

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

Please RSVP to book - due to social-distancing: info@ oxfordchabad.org .

All are welcome! 

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Shofar Blowing - Covid-friendly options - Booking Form

To hear the Shofar blowing on Sunday, 20 Sep - if you can't attend the service for whatever reason - please select from the following Covid-freindly options:

Shofar in the Garden - outside Botanic Garden - 2.30pm

Shofar on the block - Shofar blower will visit roads in Oxford - within the ring road at to-be-coordinated designated times. 

Click here to book the option that is most suitable for you / and your family.

If you wish to purchase your own Shofar and learn how to blow the Shofar yourself, please email  rabbi@oxfordchabad.org for personal instructions.

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Yizkor

YOM KIPPUR - DAY OF ATONEMENT

Pre-Yom Kippur Festive Dinner

Traditional festive Pre Yom Kippur dinner with round challah, chicken soup and kreplach, roast chicken, sweet potato pie, honey cake (lekach) and lots of side dishes including a delicious veggie option.

Sunday, 27 September, 5pm

(Fast begins 6.47pm)

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

RSVP for meal in person or for package to-go:  info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome!

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Kol Nidrei Yom Kippur Service

Sunday, 27 September, 6.45pm

Join us for welcoming, friendly and easy-to-follow services with Hebrew and English Machzorim prayer books and insights into the prayers - led by Rabbi Eli and guest Chazzan Rabbi Mendy Brackman

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

All are welcome!

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After Kol Nidrei Lecture by Rabbi Eli

Sunday, 27 September, 8.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Yom Kippur Services

Welcoming, friendly and easy-to-follow services with Hebrew and English Machzorim prayer books and insights into the prayers - led by Rabbi Eli and guest Chazzan Rabbi Mendy Brackman

Monday, 28 September, morning service 10am

Neilah closing prayer 5pm

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

All are welcome!

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Break-The-Fast Festive Dinner: 7.38pm

New York deli style break-fast with challah roles, rye bread, salt beef, pastrami, salami and deluxe salads

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

RSVP:  info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome!

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Video Lectures on the the High Holidays - delivered at the OU Chabad Society

'The development of Kol Nidrei in Oxford's Hebrew manuscripts' - by Rabbi Eli Brackman - click here .

'The history and meaning of Kol Nidrei - by Dr. Naftali Loewenthal -  click here .

'The Great Shofar' - by Dr. Israel Sandman -  click here .

To view twenty High Holiday lectures delivered at OU Chabad Society -  click here .

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Sukkah 1First Night Sukkot Festival and Shabbat Dinner

Join us for festive Sukkot dinner under the stars

Friday, 2 October, 7.30pm

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

RSVP for meal in person or for package to-go: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome!

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Second Night Sukkot Festival Dinner

Sat, 3 October, 7.30pm

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

RSVP for meal in person or for package to-go: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome!

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Sukkot Fun Day

For the whole family

Arts and crafts

Candy floss

Face painting

Food in the Sukkah - schnitzel, chips & sausages - veggie and gluten free option

Lulav & Etrog

Wednesday, 7 October, 3.30pm-6pm

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

£3 / £10 family

All are welcome!

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Sukkah 2We'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, 7 October, 7.30pm-10pm

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

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome!

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Shemini Atzeret 8th Night Festival Dinner

Friday, 9 October, 7.30pm

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

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome!

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simchat_torah_wide.jpgSimchat Torah Celebration

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 and family


Saturday, 19 Oct, 7.30pm

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

All are welcome!

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Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday at 7.30pm

Outside term: At Chabad House, 75 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HR

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

Class on Jewish mysticism by Rabbi Eli at 7pm

RSVP for meal in person or for package to-go: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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Shabbat Lunch

Every Saturday at 1.30pm

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

RSVP for meal in person or for package to-go: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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High Holiday Appeal

Please kindly join our High Holiday appeal in support of the important work of Chabad of Oxford by making a donation at:

www.oxfordchabad.org/donate

Thank you very much!

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Oxford Jewish Art Calendar  5781/2020-2021

We would like to thank everyone who kindly placed a Jewish New Year greeting in the Oxford Jewish art calendar that is being produced for the upcoming Jewish New Year 5781. If you have not received a calendar in past years and would like to order a calendar, please send your address to  info@oxfordchabad.org . If you would like to place your Shana Tova greeting in our online version, please visit  www.oxfordchabad. org/oxfordcalendar  or email  info@oxfordchabad.org  to submit your greeting. With many thanks for supporting this important project and Jewish life at Oxford.

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Looking forward to seeing you! 

Oxford Chabad Society 

Www.oxfordchabad.org