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250 people attend 14th annual grand Menorah Lighting with Lord Mayor of Oxford, Mohammed Abbasi

Over 250 people attended the 14th annual grand Menorah Lighting ceremony on Broad Street in central Oxford, with guest of honour, the  Lord Mayor of Oxford, Cllr. Mohammed Abbasi.

The highlight of the celebration was the lighting of the giant lit-up 12ft Menorah outside Oxford's oldest college, Balliol College, established 1263. The event was organised by Chabad of Oxford, and supported by Oxford City Council, Oxford County Council, Balliol College, as well as the Oxford Jewish Congregation.

The celebration included a fire juggler, doughnuts, hot drinks, music and addresses by communal, city and university officials and dignitaries, including Rabbi Eli Brackman, director of Chabad of Oxford, Jon Rowland, president of the Oxfo… Read More »

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