UK News

The latest news stories about Chabad Lubavitch from around the UK.

Community Activist Receives Royal Honour

mbe.jpgDovid Segelman, a member of London's Chabad Lubavitch community, has been awarded with an MBE by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.

The prestigeous award was granted to Segelman for his services to the Jewish community in North London.

This includes his many years of work for Chizuk, a mental health support organization for the Jewish community; Ahada, a Jewish cross-communal bereavement counselling service and involvement with Drugsline, the Ilford-based center fighting addiction.

At the ceremony held in Buckingham Palace earlier this week, Princess Anne commented that it was obvious that Segelman had been adding one act of kindness after the other.

Segelman was joined in the ceremony by his wife Shoshana, mother and fath… Read More »

Groundbreaking in Leeds for New Childrens' Jewish Heritage Centre

leeds14.JPGA groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Leeds Chabad Centre marking the beginning of construction of a Jewish Heritage Centre for Children.

Rabbi Yirmiyah Angyalfi, head emissary of Lubavitch in Leeds, together with Mrs. Fiona Spiers, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund, laid the first stone for the new building. The Jewish Heritage Centre will be the second extension to the Chabad centre funded by the National heritage Lottery Fund.

"It is a great pleasure to be working with the Chabad centre again and we hope that the Jewish Heritage Centre for Children will be successful," said Mrs. Spiers in her speech.

"We have to thank G-d and the many people who worked hard to make this leeds1.JPGproject happen. It came through… Read More »

Award-Winning Photographer Captures Lubavitch

ar5.jpgAs the winner of multiple awards and with a portfolio that boasts politicians, royalty, fashion models and film stars such as Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and Agyness Deyn, Frederic Aranda is regarded as one of the world’s most exciting fashion and portrait photographers.

However, it is the world of Lubavitch rabbis and their families that forms the unlikely subject for Frederic’s first solo-exhibition, entitled Kosherface, which takes place this month in London.

“It all began when I was a student in my final year,” recalls Frederic who had started to explore portrait photography as an alternative to painting while studying at the University of Oxford.

“I was looking through the… Read More »

Chabad on Campus Draws 800 College Students To Retreat in Brooklyn

shab1.jpgThey are trading Harvard Square and College Hill for Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue. For an entire weekend, their course schedules and term papers will be relegated to the bottommost regions of their backpacks. Cafeteria food will be replaced by fine Shabbat dining, and Ipods will be out-sung by local bands and friendly sing-alongs. It is the annual International Student Shabbaton, and 800 of the world’s Jewish collegians will be there.

Every autumn, for the last three decades, university students leave dorm life behind for a weekend of Jewish exploration and companionship. This Friday night, November 6, 2009, representatives from 100 schools around the world will break challah together in the neighborhood of Crown Heights in Br… Read More »

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