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

Chabad on Campus Centre to Open at Liverpool University

n1.jpgLiverpool University is to get a new Chabad house for students, bringing the total number of Chabad on Campus centres throughout the UK to eleven.
 
In the coming academic term, Rabbi Shmuly Brown, from Manchester, and his wife Tzivia, from Israel (pictured above), will welcome students providing a ‘home away from home’, as well as offering a full programme of exciting events, including weekly Friday night Shabbat dinners, educational classes and social programmes.
 
The establishment of Chabad at Liverpool University makes Chabad on Campus one of the largest permanent providers of Jewish life for students in the UK with centres spanning the country from Brighton to Edinburgh.

Rabbi & Mrs.… Read More »

Leeds University Students Celebrate a Belated Bat Mitzvah

leeds2.jpgJewish girls traditionally celebrate their coming-of-age when they turn 12. But last Sunday, seven women at Leeds University played catch-up.

Collecting their diplomas, the women capped a four week course of study at an elegant dinner at the new Chabad Leeds Campus Student Centre. Led by Chana Sorah Danow, Chabad representative to Leeds with her husband, Rabbi Michoel Danow, the women “graduated” with a thorough grounding in the basic mitzvoth, among them kashrut, Shabbat and mikvah.

 “It all started when I was learning with Jodie Sheldon,” said Chana Sorah. “Jodie mentioned that she’d never had a Bat Mitzva.” The two cooked up a mature version of a Bat Mitzvah program, with another six… Read More »

Yeshiva Students Distribute Matza to London's Jews

nf_7995_214164.jpgStudents of the Lubavitch Yeshiva of London on Kinsgley Way distributed 1,000 pounds of shmura matzah for Passover to Jews throughout the Hampstead Garden Suburb area.

Under the guidance of Rabbi Y Hertz who heads the yeshiva, students were paired together with congregants who drove them door to door to offer complimentary shmurah matzah to local residents for their enjoyment as part of their Passover Seder.

The students who managed to reach out to Jews from all different backgrounds and levels of observance were well-received throughout the area.

The program will continue in the run-up to Passover. Students will visit a number of Jewish schools in London to hand out shmurah matzah to pupils and… Read More »

Passover Story Comes Alive for Children with Tzivos Hashem's Exodus Experience

exodus3.jpgIn the run up to Passover this year, Jewish children in the UK will get a chance to learn about the festival like they have never been able to before thanks to Tzivos Hashem’s Exodus Experience.

The Exodus Experience – which takes place Sunday 14th and 21st March in North West London - is an interactive, hands-on, educational production which re-enacts the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Audience participation and cast interaction make for a fun, fresh and exiting way for children to learn about the Passover story.

Children take a step-by-step journey back in time 3,300 years. Receiving an Egyptian's costume as they journey, they witness the brutal slavery imposed upon the Jewish people and see how Moses is rescued from… Read More »

Ofsted Awards Lubavitch Senior Girls School with Outstanding Ratings

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This week Chabad Lubavitch Senior Girls School received an excellent report from the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted). The report gave a mixture of outstanding and good grades to the Senior Girls School, in particular rating Lubavitch’s quality of provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as outstanding.

This news is greeted with great satisfaction as Lubavitch continuously strives to encourage students to meet people from all walks of life, taking every opportunity possible to educate students about their own and other cultures (Most recently students contributed to the Haiti fund via the Chabad international network Chabad.org).

 Lubavitch Senior… Read More »

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