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


At any given time during term, hundreds of Jewish students across the UK will head over to their campus Chabad House, knowing that a dedicated Rebbetzin will offer them a safe space to chill out and unwind, a hot meal and a welcome break from the stresses of university life. But during winter break, these devoted women along with their husbands and families got their chance to relax and recharge at their annual conference, which was held in South Manchester last week.

Chabad on Campus 2 (2).jpg“It only lasts 24 hours”, says organiser Mushka Simon, who directs Chabad of Manchester Universities along with her husband Rabbi Eli. “We were keen to ensure that the conference was not just an opportunity to regroup and share ideas for programming and… Read More »

Young Jewish London launches with Chanukah party at Mahiki

Young Professionals event in Mahiki Chabad UK 2014(MM)4253 (2000x1333).jpgAn evening of Chanukah celebration and Jewish Flamenco music at the hip Mayfair venue, Mahiki, on December 22 marked the launch of Young Jewish London – a Chabad Lubavitch UK project bringing together Chabad resources for recent graduates and City-based professionals in their 20s and 30s.

Close to 200 City professionals came to light the menorah, spin Dreidels, connect with each other and enjoy the evening.   “It was great to have such a Jewish atmosphere, at such a trendy place” Said Jamie Freedman, a recent University Graduate working in the City “I’ve been here before, but the Jewish vibe and music, just took it to a new level”

Sasha Sher, who came along with her cousin visiting from Austra… Read More »

WHAT A NIGHT!! Crowd of 7,500 Light up Trafalgar Sq

802A5719.jpgA record-breaking crowd of over 7,500 attended Chanukah in the Square, held on the first night of Chanukah December 16th 2014. The crowd was drawn to Trafalgar Square by the 30 foot Menorah, free doughnuts, and great entertainment.

The event, organised jointly by  Chabad Lubavitch UK, The Jewish Leadership Council,  and the London Jewish Forum, with support from the Mayor of London and Board of Deputies, provided an opportunity for the Jewish community and Londoners of all faiths to celebrate Jewish culture with the lighting of the first light of Chanukah in the heart of Central London.

802A6282.jpgThe Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, addressed the crowd, and there were also speeches from the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis and the Ambassador of… Read More »

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