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Oxford Chabad creates new opportunity for high-level Jewish study in Oxford

Oxford Chabad creates new opportunity for high-level Jewish study in Oxford

Sunday, 26 July 2009


The Oxford University Chabad Society hosted its first conference in Jewish studies - Yom Limmud in Oxford on Sunday 26 July. The event was held at the David Slager Jewish Centre at 61 George Street, and included a range of lectures by leading rabbis and academics on Jewish law, mysticism, women in Judaism, the philosophy of religion, literature, medieval Jewish philosophy, and concluded with a ‘questions and answers’ session with a panel including Dr Naftali Loewenthal, Dr Israel Sandman and Rabbi Chaim Rapoport.


Rabbi Eli Brackman, director of the Oxford University Chabad Society, who initiated and cha… Read More »

UK Campus Emissaries Review Unprecedented Growth

UK Campus Emissaries Review Unprecedented Growth

By Yonit Tanenbaum

Community leaders and academics gathered at a Brooklyn, N.Y., museum to discuss the state of Jewish life on college campuses in the United Kingdom.

Rabbi Eli Brackman, co-director of Chabad of Oxford and chairman of Chabad on Campus UK, opened the evening reception at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights. He took note of the unprecedented growth in the number of Chabad-Lubavitch centers serving UK students, made possible through the financial contributions of philanthropist David Slager.

Rabbi Naftali Loewenthal, professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College of London, illustrated the recent growth by presenting a short timeline on … Read More »

Roving Rabbis scout Oxfordshire

Roving Rabbis scout Oxfordshire


Rivka Mendelsohn


Chabad of Oxford hosted two young student rabbis from the US to tour the towns and villages of Oxfordshire during their summer vacation. They have visited over a hundred unaffiliated Jewish individuals and families in one week and many more throughout their time in the county.


Zalmy Brackman, brother of Rabbi Eli Brackman, director of Chabad of Oxford, and Levi Sarfati, travelled, equipped with a wide selection of over 150 Judaic books and articles, into the countryside searching for unaffiliated Jews. Their philosophy, according to Sarfati, is clear: Every Jew should have access to Judaism on his or her wavelength no matter how or where they may live.


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