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ONE: Chabad 'army' salutes British achievements

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 Simon Rocker, The Jewish Chronicle

It is 20 years since the last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, died. But the outreach enterprise he launched continues to flourish with 3,000 centres and 4,000 emissaries in around 80 countries.

On Tuesday night, its British branch attracted a record attendance to its dinner at a Mayfair hotel, with many new faces among the 560 guests. "We have a new army of supporters," said Chabad Lubavitch UK chief executive Rabbi Bentzi Sudak.

But there were also many longstanding friends. Barry Prince, of Hadley Wood Synagogue, who has backed the movement for 20 years, said it represented "the best in Judaism because they are non-judgmental".

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The Sukkah on New Street Square

With tall buildings, glass windows, and geometric angles,  New Street Square has some of the most contemporary architecture of London. So when a single-story structure made of wooden panels and a leafy-green roof appeared one day, well… it attracted more than a few stares. Erected by Chabad UK and sponsored by  Deloitte, Mischon de Reya, Freshfields, Taylor Wessing, Speechly Bircham and Bolt Partners LLP., the latest building to grace New Street Squre was actually a traditional Sukkah. A Business Lunch on Monday, sponsored by Deloitte, was attended by 300. Tuesday's Sushi bar for 400 was sponsored Linklaters, Goldman Sachs and Chabad Lubavitch UK.  For the many Jewish professionals in the area, it… Read More »

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