High Holidays

HIGH HOLIDAYS PROGRAMME 5782 / 2021

Oxford University Chabad Society is delighted to invite you to a full programme of events for the High Holidays and festival of Sukkot and Simchat Torah at Oxford Chabad. 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. Food to - go packages are also 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.

Mon, 6 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 

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: Tus, 7 September, 10am

2nd Day of Rosh Hashana: Wed, 8 September, 10am 

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

Please RSVP to book: click here.

All are welcome! 

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Shofar Blowing - Covid-friendly options - Booking Form

To hear the Shofar blowing on Tues, 7 Sep and Wed, 8 Sep - if you can't attend the service for whatever reason - please select from the following Covid-friendly options:

Shofar in the Garden - outside Botanic Garden - 2.30pm

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

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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.

Wed, 15 September, 5pm

(Fast begins 7.01pm)

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

RSVPclick here to fill in the booking form.

All are welcome!

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Kol Nidrei Yom Kippur Service

Wed, 15 September, 7pm

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 Zalman Brackman

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

RSVPclick here to fill in the booking form.

All are welcome!

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After Kol Nidrei Lecture by Rabbi Eli

Wed, 15 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

Thurs, 16 September, morning service 10am

Neilah closing prayer 5pm

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

RSVPclick here to fill in the booking form.

All are welcome!

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Break-The-Fast Festive Dinner: 8.07pm

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

RSVPclick here to fill in the booking form.

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 thirty nine 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

Monday, 20 Sep, 7.30pm

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

RSVP for meal in person or for package to-go: [email protected]

All are welcome!

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Second Night Sukkot Festival Dinner

Tues, 21 Sep, 7.30pm

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

RSVP for meal in person or for package to-go: [email protected]

All are welcome!

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Grand Sukkot Celebration on Broad Street - Broad Meadow

We're delighted to invite you to a grand Sukkot celebration on Broad St with a great line-up of musicians, activities, culture, history and food, together with a brand new Sukkah in the newly designed Broad St - Broad Meadow

Thursday, 23 September, 12-5pm

Featuring: 

She'Koyokh Klezmer Band - "amongst the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet" The Australian 

** Matthew Faulk - Musician 

** Joshua Getzler - Musician 

** Lynton, Jane and Tabitha Appel Family

** Brand new Sukkah - designed and built by Brian Symcox - kindly sponsored by the Freinkel Family (Oxford/Israel) 

** Israeli food stand 

** Pony rides  

** Kind to Bee Raw Honey stall

** Jewish history exhibition 

** Lulav and Etrog and more

** Crafts

At Broad Street, Oxford - renamed Broad Meadow

Supported by Oxford City Council, Community Security Trust

If you wish to volunteer at the Sukkot Festival fair, please email [email protected]

All are welcome!

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Shemini Atzeret 8th Night Festival Dinner

Mon, 27 Sep, 7.30pm

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

RSVP: [email protected]

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


Tues, 28 Sep, 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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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  [email protected] . If you would like to place your Shana Tova greeting in our online version, please visit  www.oxfordchabad. org/oxfordcalendar  or email  [email protected]  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