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

Chabad Lubavitch Lights up the Square

Chabad Chanukah Trfalgar Sq-0349.jpgChabad Lubavitch UK marked the beginning of Chanukah 5772 by lighting the Trafalgar Square Menorah in front of a crowd of over 2000 people. 

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London was the special guest at the ceremony. He spoke about the symbolism of the menorah and the connection to the theme of freedom. After a cou400476_10150443737581924_512131923_9084678_1276611118_n.jpgntdown, he flicked the switch and the Shamash light came on, followed by the first candle. The crowd erupted into applause as the Shabbaton Choir led Haneirot Hallelu and Moaz Tzur.

A small army of Chabad students worked their way through the crowds distributing free menorah kits, chanukah guides, doughnuts and chanukah 'gelt'. FChabad Chanukah Trfalgar Sq-0065.jpgollowing the choir, entert… Read More »

Chanukah in Trafalgar Square - Mayor to Light Chabad Menorah


This Chanukah 5772
, Chabad Lubavitch UK is proud to announce that Trafalgar Square will onc

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e again be home to our giant 30ft Menorah.

The project has brought together a number of prominent Jewish organisations including Chabad Lubavitch UK, Jewish Leadership Council, London Jewish Forum, Community Security Trust and the Jewish News Media Group.

The Menorah will be located at a focal point in Trafalgar Square and is visible from a long way off. It will be remain in place for the whole of Chanukah (Tuesday 20th December - Thursday 29th December).

On Tuesday 20th December there is a major communal event taking place in the Square. It will be attended by hu… Read More »

Senior Girls School to Receive State Aid

Lubavitch House, Stamford Hill.JPGThe Lubavitch's Senior Girls School, located in the Borough of Hackney has been officially recognised as a Voluntary Aided School (VAS). It has sufficiently met the criteria required by the Local Educational Authority (LEA) in order to be recognised as a VAS.

With almost 120 children enrolled, the school has consistently achieved exemplary results and sits in the top quartile of schools in the Borough. The new status will mean that the LEA will cover a major part of the school's running costs. This will free up resources, enabling Chabad Lubavitch to put more funding into the schools and other Educational, Social Welfare and Outreach projects for the wider Jewish community.

The School joins as a confederate with Lubavitch Girls Primary Sc… Read More »

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