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International Unity Lecture with Chief Rabbi

Wednesday, 18 March, 2009 - 11:36 am

Hundreds of Jewish communities around the world will gather on Sunday, March 29th, to hear a live broadcast of an address by Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth.

Rabbi Sacks is the second of four speakers to address worldwide Jewry as part of the Unity Lectures - a series of webcast lectures being held to mark the year of Hakhel (year of gathering).

In the UK, twelve institutions, including Chabad Houses, student centres and synagogues, will bring together Jews from all backgrounds to participate in the Unity Lectures.

“These lectures are a fantastic idea and my congregants are really excited to hear the Chief Rabbi just before Pesach,” says Rabbi Mordchai Wollenberg, rabbi of Cardiff United Synagogue.

“The lectures give us the opportunity to unite with communities around the world and experience the concept of hakhel in the digital age,” adds Rabbi Wollenberg.

On campus in Leeds, Jewish students are looking forward to this month’s lecture. “Students think it is an amazing idea and are excited to be joining with thousands of people around the world to hear the Chief Rabbi,” says Rabbi Michoel Danow, director the Leeds Student Chabad House.

The Unity Lectures are designed for people with all levels of Jewish knowledge, and no prior experience or background learning is required to attend and enjoy this series.

The lecture series is a project of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), the adult education arm of Chabad-Lubavitch which offers courses and educational programs in over 300 locations worldwide.

For full listings of the Unity Lectures in the UK, click here.

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