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Chief Rabbi Lau to Deliver Third Unity Lecture

Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 8:21 pm

Lau_YisraelMeir.JPGHundreds of Jewish communities around the world will gather on Sunday, June 14th, to hear a live broadcast of an address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel.

Rabbi Lau -  noted author and survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp - joins Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and Adin Steinsaltz as the third 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, a number of Chabad Houses, student centres and synagogues, will bring together Jews from all backgrounds to participate in the Unity Lectures.

"The last Unity Lecture in March with Jonathan Sacks attracted over 80 people," says Rabbi Cohen of L’Chaim Outreach in Manchester where Sunday’s lecture will be broadcast.

"Following the success of the last one, we are anticipating even more people this time round. Rabbi Lau's personality will appeal to the broad spectrum of people that we cater to and it will be inspirational for us to join in the world-wide Hakhel gathering.”

The Lubavitch Centre of Leeds also plans to screen the lecture.

"It is an opportunity to bring a world-class speaker into our Chabad house to provide a quality lecture for the people of Leeds," says educational director, Rabbi Eli Pink.

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

  • To view the previous two lectures, click here


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