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

North London Day Camp Celebrates 50 years with Record Attendance

DSC_0414.JPGGan Israel Lubavitch Day Camp of North London celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. With over 375 campers and 60 counsellors, this year’s camp was “the biggest and most successful camp we have ever had,” says Chana Karasik who co-directs the camp with her husband Rabbi Shmuly Karasik

The camp - which ran this year for 3 weeks between August 4 and 21 - caters for boys and girls between the ages of 3-11. With only 10% of campers coming from the Lubavitch community, the camp attracts Jewish children from all over London and from all religious backgrounds.

“Camp is more than just a fun place to spend the summer holiday; it is also a place to grow,” says Rabbi Karasik. The theme chosen for this year’s… Read More »

Study Highlights Chabad.org as “Emerging Brand Leader”

ULav2852701.jpgA comprehensive study of the Jewish community’s Internet presence has revealed that overall traffic to major Jewish news sites and educational sites is on the rise.

Within that framework, Chabad.org, the flagship Web site of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, “consistently serves as an example of what a successful educational/informational Web presence can look like,” states the report, which was just released by the media company 4Wall LLC. “There are a number of strong sites, with Chabad emerging as a brand leader.”

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Jewish Festival-Goers Encounter Chabad in Edinburgh

215.jpgThis year's Edinburgh Festival sees Chabad-Lubavitch of Edinburgh reaching out to Jews, providing religious services and hospitality.

"The festival is huge and has been keeping us very busy over the summer," says Rabbi Pinny Weinman.

Rabbi Weinman and his wife Gitty moved to Edinburgh just under a year ago to establish Chabad-Lubavitch of Edinburgh serving students, tourists and local residents in the Scottish capital and beyond.

The famed festival has run annually since 1947 and is the largest arts festival in the world.  The festival features 34,265 performances of 2,098 shows in 265 venues.

This year an estimated 18,901 performers will take to the stage as well as tens of thousands of spectators from 60 different… Read More »

Oxford Chabad Inaugrates First Yom Limmud

YcBo3271443.jpgSecular and religious scholars came together at the end of last month for Oxford University Chabad Society’s first Yom Limmud.

A diverse group of speakers lectured to an audience of community members, students and academic staff on a wide range of subjects including Jewish law, mysticism, women in Judaism, the philosophy of religion, literature and philosophy.

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport - who holds the Jewish medical ethics portfolio in the UK Chief Rabbi's cabinet - spoke on the dynamics of decision making in Jewish law discussing the issue of cosmetic surgery.

The subjects of Jewish mysticism and philosophy were discussed by Dr. Naftali Loewenthal, Dr. Israel Sandman – both academics at… Read More »

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