UK News

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

Chabad Lubavitch UK Heralds ‘watershed moment’ as Schools receive State Funds

school8.jpgChabad Lubavitch UK, has said that the achievement of state aided status for its Senior Girls’ School in Stamford Hill and the nearby, Lubavitch House Boys School, marks a new era for the organisation across the UK.

For many years, Lubavitch funded only private schools in the UK, which taught torah values to pupils of all ages, coloured by their unique approach to Judaism. However the schools were 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 the financial security that it has long sought. It enables the o… Read More »

Glasgow Hebrew School Graduates

lub1.JPGThe Glasgow Hebrew School, led for 43 years by Shluchim Rabbi Chaim and Sora Jacobs, celebrated their graduation with their proud families in attendance.

80 children, parents and grandparents packed the Lubavitch Centre in Glasgow, Scotland for the annual Hebrew School Graduation, prize giving ceremony and tea reception.
Rabbi Chaim and Sora Jacobs, Shluchim in Glasgow, founded the Lubavitch Cheder and Hebrew School Classes 43 years ago. Textbooks and workbooks they created 12 years ago are used in Lubavitch classes in Glasgow as well as in many Hebrew Schools throughout the world.

Rabbi Chaim and Sora, along with Rabbi Mendel Jacobs, currently teach 35 children every week, including Bat Chayil classes for girls.lub2.jpg

Sora Jacob… Read More »

Chabad Buckhurst Hill Dinner Raises Vital Funds For New Building

CHABAD odom.jpgThe Chabad Centre of Buckhurst Hill, directed by Rabbi Odom & Henny Brandman held their first large scale fundraising event at The Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell on Thursday. Attended by over 220 people from across the wider community the purpose of the evening was to raise £70,000 for the kitting out of a new Synagogue and Community Centre building that Chabad will be moving into in Buckhurst Hill. The target was reached and a fantastic evening was had by all.

The evening was extremely successful CHABAD dinner.jpgwith everybody commenting on the amazing and electrifying atmosphere in the room. The evening was run by toastmaster Robert Persell who is himself a member of the Buckhurst Hill Chabad community who helped plan a packed and engaging … Read More »

Solihull Shluchim Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen

queen pict 2.jpgThe Solihull Hebrew Congregation Thursday Club run by Rabbi Yehuda & Dinie Pink has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others.

This prestigious annual UK National Honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life and The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Logo - MBE Strap.jpgopportunity for others and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged to be of the highest standard.

The Solihull Thursday Club received the Award in recognition of the excellence of the work and dedication that its volunteers give… Read More »

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