2012: The Year in Review
Dear Friend,

As you will see below, it has been a wonderful year at Chabad Lubavitch UK. We thank you for your involvement and support over the past year, and look forward to exciting new developments and ventures in the year to come.

With recent census data showing that for the first time, there are Jews living in every one of the 348 Local Authority Districts in England and Wales, the work of Chabad Lubavitch - making Judaism accessible and relevant to every Jew - is more crucial than ever. Chabad Lubavitch Shluchim across the country work tirelessly to provide a welcoming, open door to every Jewish person regardless of background, affiliation or location. This is only possible with the participation and support of people like yourself.

I invite you to browse the links below showcasing our activities of the past year, and hope to be in touch in the year ahead.

With best wishes,
Rabbi Bentzi




London celebrated Chanukah in style with Chanukah on ice in Ilford, a Doughnut Menorah in Buckhurst Hill, Tube Station Menorah Lighting in Golders Green, MP lighting the public Menorah in NE London & Essex, a Menorah car parade in London, Public Menorah lighting in Wimbledon, and a huge crowd at Chanukah in the Square. Even the BT Tower joined in celebrations by gracing the London Skyline with Chanukah candles on the electronic display at the top of the tower. More celebrations took place across the UK including Manchester.



Thousands of Jews across the nation celebrated the High Holidays at Chabad with services, meals, and communal events. In the City of London, the Chabad Lubavitch Sukkah in the City sitting proudly in New Street Square attracted hundreds of people, while a unique Pedi-Sukkah delighted tourists and MPs alike as it cycled around Big Ben.




Chabad Lubavitch UK achieved state aided status for its Senior Girls' School in Stamford Hill and the nearby Boys' Primary School. The immense positive effects of this were felt immediately by students and staff alike, and a Dedication Ceremony was held in November to honour the generous effort and donations of the school's friends and supporters.



The London 2012 Olympics created plenty of work along with chaplaincy at sporting events, a special memorial ceremony was held in Islington for the murdered Israeli athletes. A Chabad Lubavitch UK Conference was held in the countryside, while over 2,000 children flourished in Jewish Summer Camps across the country. Chabad of Buckhurst Hill held their first fundraising dinner and Hebrew School graduations were held across the UK. University students celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Campus Chabad Centres while Solihull Shluchim were honoured by Her Majesty the Queen. In South London, spectators at the world-famous Wimbledon games were served Kosher food by Rabbi Dovid Cohen of Chabad South London.



Purim celebrations took place at Chabad Houses, Synagogues and Community Centres as well as on University campuses. Pesach was celebrated with thousands at public seders in communities and on campus across the country as well. A Liverpool Shliach was featured in a BBC documentary while Chabad showcased its work at the Jewish Living Expo at Wembley Stadium. A new Chabad Centre - the 36th in the UK - was established in West Hampstead.

January 1, 2013
19 Teves, 5773

Photo Albums
A selection from the past year

Chanukah in the Square

Sukkah in the City

Camp Gan Israel Wimbledon

Chabad UK Conference

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