UK News

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

JLI: Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

In June, Chabad Lubavitch UK marked the fiftieth anniversary of the fateful week that redrew the map of the Middle East forever. Half a century later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats. The summer course offered by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War offered a fascinating & captivating insight into what was at the time considered by many to be the most improbable and astonishing victory in military history. Topics covered the ideas of Jewish homeland, anti-Israel sentiment, ethics of war, capturing territories, and peace-making.

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As with all JLI programmes, this course was designed to appeal to people at all levels of kno… Read More »

UK Launch of CTeen

CTeen is a global family of Jewish teens, dedicated to changing the world through acts of goodness and kindness. Through a fusion of fun, friendship building events, humanitarian outreach, mitzvah observance, and engaging Torah study, teens are empowered to actualize their inner infinite potential, while cultivating a strong sense of Jewish identity, pride and mission.

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Launched in the UK this year, CTeen programmes and youth groups are now accessible in 26 countries around the world in hundreds of locations. CTeen delivers a comprehensive curriculum based on a three-part framework: Educational, placing education at the forefront, ensuring every programme is designed to enhance the development of important life skills; Humanitarian… Read More »

Chanukah throughout the UK

Thanks to many individual sponsors and our wonderful corporate friends we held, for the first time, a Chanukah lighting in the heart of the City at New Street Square in addition to celebrations at various offices throughout London.

Thank you to all at Charles Russell Speechlys, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Grant Thornton, Linklaters, London & Regional Properties, Mishcon de Reya, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TaylorWessing, and Weil for either sponsoring or hosting an event.

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Aside from the London lightings, Chabad Lubavitch UK were also proud to hold more than 60 public Chanukah lightings throughout the country from Edinburgh (with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon) to Bournemouth and from Cardiff to Solihull &nd… Read More »

Chanukah in the Square

Continuing with our theme of squares… we were privileged to present alongside the Mayor of London, Jewish Leadership Council, Jewish News, the London Jewish Forum & CST the Chanukah event to top all others - Chanukah in the Square – with more than 1,000 people of all ages coming together to celebrate.

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The crowd were treated to free doughnuts and a performance by the Maccabeats before joining in with the Chanukah songs ahead of the lights being switched on. This was the tenth year that the Menorah has been installed in Central London. It is one of the largest in the world, and shines brightly for the 8 day duration of Chanukah, reminding the city of the miracle of the Festival of Light and the religi… Read More »

Sukkah in the Square

This year, the Sukkah in the Square was as successful as ever. In partnership with Deloitte, Weil, TaylorWessing, Linklaters, Mishcon De Reya, The PR Office, Charles Russell Speechlys, and Hogan Lovells, Chabad Lubavitch UK were proud to build the Sukkah in the Square, (located in New Street Square EC4), for the seventh year in a row.

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On the Monday of Chol Hamoed, a lunch sponsored by Deloitte & Weil was held for over 400 city workers and on Tuesday, thanks to an anonymous sponsor, a Sushi Lunch was offered to a similar number.

Guest of Honour was Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis who said that such a publicly located Sukkah is “a wonderful celebration of the mitzvah… allowing people to show pride in our f… Read More »

Chabad Seeks to Reclaim the Lost Art of Human Connection

How are our almost constant interactions with devices affecting our relationships?

This question is what drove  Chabad Lubavitch UK to offer Communication: Its Art and Soul in 14 locations around the UK. Beginning January 2018, they will present the first lesson of this new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI).

 “Jewish wisdom includes many powerful and original insights into the art of communication that are more relevant today than ever,” explained Rabbi Bentzi Sudak of Chabad “The goal of this course is to mine these texts and seek out their golden teachings. I believe this can help us reclaim the lost art of deep human connection in spite of our devices… Read More »

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