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

First Bar Mitzvah at Southampton Synagogue in over a decade

Rachman Bar Mitzvah 1.PNGThe first Bar Mitzvah to be held at the Southampton Hebrew Congregation in over a decade has left a family and a community deeply moved and inspired. 


On Thursday, 12th December 2013, 13 year old Sam Rachman of Winchester put on Teffilin for the first time and read from the Torah, followed by a lively dance with family and friends around the Bimah. The Rachman family and the congregation welcomed guests from Winchester, London and even from Canada, Israel and South Africa, to join the celebrations on this momentous occasion.

Pulling off a Bar Mitzvah in a city which has no permanent rabbi and no kosher facilities proved to be some undertaking for the Rachman family, who are thankful that a… Read More »

Over 7000 people celebrate Chanukah in Trafalgar Square

Nelson2.jpgOn Thursday 28th November over 7,000 people joined Mayor of London Boris Johnson for the annual Chanukah in the Square Mayoral menorah lighting.

Set in the landmark location of Trafalgar Square, Europe’s largest Menorah will stand bright for the entire 8 day duration of Chanukah, reminding Londoners of the miracle of the festival of light; and reminding Londoners of the religious and cultural contribution the Jewish people make to this diverse city.

Chanukah in the Square was organised by Chabad Lubavitch UK, the Jewish Leadership Council, the London Jewish Forum, and supported by the Mayor of London.

In addition to the lighting ceremony, attendees were treated to fantastic live performances by Neshama, the Wolfson… Read More »

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