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

Pedi-Sukkah comes to Big Ben

pedi1.jpgMivtza Lulav in London was taken to a new level with the introduction of its first ever Pedi-Sukkah this Sukkot holiday.

The Sukkah traveled to various famous locations across London, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Liverpool Street Station and St Johns Wood.

The Sukkah was arranged by Rabbi Mendy Korer of Chabad Islington and was driven by trained rider Yitzchok Raskin.

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Back in Town - Chabad's Sukkah in the Square

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Chabad Lubavitch's 'Sukkah in the Square' opened again this Sukkot welcoming crowds of workers, tourists and passers by. Over 500 people stopped to eat, to shake the lulav, to daven or to just see what all the fuss was about.

For the second year running Chabad Lubavitch constructed a large public Sukkah in the middle of London. Located in between Fleet Street and Chancery Lane, the Sukkah was positioned in the centre of New Street Square - a bustling pedestrianised area in the heart of the City. Site wide view.jpgMeasuring over 50m² the impressive structure fast became a talking point all over town.

The project was a partnership between Chabad Lubavitch and a number of leading city firms including Deloitte, Bolt Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derin… Read More »

Around the UK - Chabad Events Snapshot Oct/Nov 2012

Leeds Sukkah.jpgChabad Lubavitch has 36 centres based around the UK. Each month hundreds of events and activities take place at our Chabad Houses. Here is a brief snapshot of some recent Chabad events from around the country: 

Chabad of Hendon - Last week saw the beginning of the daily 'Daf Yomi' class led by Rabbi Hillel Gruber. The course focuses on Tractate Shabbos including the laws of Chanukah.

Chabad of Islington - Rabbi Mendy Korer was invited by the Islington Faith Forum (which organises school assemblies) to speak at the area's largest school - Highbury Grove. This was part of Islington Educational Authority's 'Peace Month' intitiative that it runs each September.

Chabad of Leeds - Over… Read More »

Chabad Lubavitch Schools Celebrate State Aid

Primary 1.JPGIn the past few months Chabad Lubavitch UK has entered a new era after achieving state aided status for its Stamford Hill Senior Girls’ and Boys' Primary Schools.

For many years, Lubavitch funded only private schools in the UK; these schools teach Torah values to pupils of all ages and are coloured by their unique approach to Judaism. However, the schools became an enormous financial burden on the organisation, a burden which to some extent has now been lifted.

Although the schools will still be asking parents to contribute a donation to cover expenses not provided for by the funding, the achievement finally gives Chabad Lubavitch UK financial security that it has long sought. It enables the organisation to renew its efforts of re… Read More »

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