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

Lubavitch Senior Girls School Comes Out Top in School League Tables

lsgs.jpgGCSE league tables released this week revealed that Lubavitch Senior Girls School (LSGS) is the best performing school in the London Borough of Hackney and the only secondary school in the borough where 100% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C grade passes in their GCSEs.

Official figures showed that more than 30,000 London teenagers failed to achieve the minimum of five C-grades including English and Maths; with an estimated 19 state comprehensives failing to provide an acceptable standard of education.

However, this is not the case for Lubavitch senior Girls School who have gone from strength to strength over the past few years.

Rabbi Shmuel Lew, headmaster of Lubavitch Senior Girls School said: "These results reflect the incredible… Read More »

Lubavitch Schools Receive an 'Outstanding' Rating Following Inspections

school2.jpgChabad Lubavitch received a thumbs up from Ofsted and Pikuach – the inspection authority for Jewish schools - after a hugely successful inspection of their schools’ facilities.

Following an inspection by Pikuach in early December, Pikuach gave a mixture of outstanding and good grades to the Lubavitch Girls Primary School and the Lubavitch Early Learning Years (Chabad nursery). The report stated that “The quality of Jewish education at Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer Girls Primary school is good overall and in the Early Years Foundation Stage, it is outstanding. The school provides a warm, welcoming and supportive environment that is enjoyed by all staff, pupils and parents.”  
 

ofsted.jpgThe Pikuach noted that… Read More »

British Royal Tours Damaged Mumbai Chabad House

n1.jpgPrince Michael of Kent, a cousin of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, toured the heavily damaged site of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, India, in a gesture of solidarity and in support of the rebuilding effort following the Nov. 26, 2008 terrorist attack there and at tourist centers throughout the city.

At the end of his Wednesday afternoon visit, he presented Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, director of the Chabad Mumbai Relief Fund, with a formal pledge of $100,000 on behalf of the DVK Foundation, a United Kingdom charity he serves as patron.

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Marriage Matters at Chabad of Hendon

shimona.jpgOver 60 people attended a seminar organised by the Chabad of Hendon on ‘marriage matters and intimacy’, to help educate young couples about the foundations for a healthy relationship.

Guest speaker at the seminar was Shimona Tzukernik - founder and director of Omek, a special learning centre for women in New York – who flew in especially to speak at the seminar.

She spoke to the young couples about the Jewish view of intimacy and relationships as well as explaining how the practice of the mikve and taharat mishpacha (family purity) can be an amazing enhancement to intimacy within marriage.
 
"The seminar brilliantly explained the deeper spiritual dimensions driving attraction between men and women and why we… Read More »

UK to Join New Worldwide JLI Course: Portraits in Leadership

jli2.jpgThis February, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch its winter course, Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living. 

Portraits in Leadership is a study of the inspiring life story of six figures whose courage and determination helped Judaism weather its darkest hours. In the face of the first-century Roman assault on Jerusalem, the fundamental institutions of the Jewish people were utterly destroyed. But with wisdom and verve, these leaders took the radical steps that managed to preserve the essence of Judaism to this very day.

“Students are constantly looking for tools to deal with day-to-day challenges,” says local JLI instructor, Rabbi Bentzi Sudak who will be teaching the course in the… Read More »

Lubavitch Breaks New Record in Learning by Phone

n7.jpgThis month Chabad Lubavitch will set a unique new record by reaching 100,000 hours of learning by telephone.

Over the past eight years Tel-Torah has been giving people the chance to learn by phone at a time and place convenient to them and this January will mark 100,000th hour of Torah learning.

Tel-Torah, project of Chabad Lubavitch of Edgware, has made the treasures of studying Torah, Chassidut and Daf Hayomi (Talmud) more accessible than ever before. Participants simply dial a telephone number and a world of Jewish knowledge opens at the cost of a local call.

Available in both English and Yiddish, participants are able to choose from nine different topics as well as a daily Daf Hayomi Shiur as well as a ‘pick a Daf’ and… Read More »

Chabad Celebrates with Scotland's Oldest Man

scotland.jpgRabbi Mendel Jacobs, Glasgow-based director of Outreach Programs at Lubavitch of Scotland, is well accustomed to making house-calls to members of the Scottish Jewish community.

However, a recent house-call was particularly auspicious as it saw him visit Mr. Samuel Latter, a Jewish resident of Edinburgh, who was marking his 106th birthday.

Mr. Latter’s birthday, which he celebrated in good health, also marked the day on which he secured the title of Scotland's oldest man.

During his house-call, Rabbi Jacobs wishes Mr Latter happy birthday and congratulations on the occasion of becoming Scotland’s oldest man. He also put on Tefillin with Mr. Latter.
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