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Please note our times of Services throughout the Winter
Sunday - Mincha/Maariv is the same time
as Shabbos came the week before
Monday to Thursday - Mincha 1:30pm and Maariv 7:30pm

30th Anniversary Celebration now online - Photo Gallery - Press Release 

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Welcome Rabbi Rafi
and Mrs Chaya Brocha Goodwin
to our faculty and
Chabad Lubavitch North East London and Essex.

  

Statement Re: Pesach Shop

For seven years Chabad of North East London and Essex has opened a Pesach shop each year to assist the community with their preparation for Pesach.

The brain child and effort behind this project was our dear friend Mr Brian Mitchell.

Unfortunately, he suffered a serious setback in his health about six months ago. TG he is making good progress, but unable to continue this project this year.

Sadly we cannot run this project as:

-          We have nobody to undertake this mammoth task.

-          We cannot raise the capital investment needed of approx 25 – 30k to get the project underway.

-          Year on year the take up of this service became less making planning extremely difficult.

-          Last year we suffered an overall loss of £8,000.

We are sorry that we cannot offer this service this year and hope the community will get together to help each other out with their shopping needs. In particular we would ask you to have in mind the elderly and infirm and those without transport of their own.

Wishing you all a very happy and Kosher Pesach.

Weekly message from Rabbi A. M. Sufrin MBE

Dear Friends, 

What a busy week we have had this past week and set to have next week too!

Sunday sees our Friends fundraising committee quiz in Chabad Gants Hill, we have some 120 people booked in, but always have room for me. every penny raised goes back into the community to keep our many services running smoothly.

Thursday - Purim day promises to be a real fun time at our themed Circus Purim party. It’s a real family party and if you have not booked in yet we are waiting for your phone call or e mail booking. The sooner you book the easier it is for us when considering the catering needed to be done and plenty for all. So call today and invite a friend - together we will fully appreciate Purim in today's times.

Chabad's development plan is forging forward, with our FIRST Friday night service and meal on Friday 13th  March in the Bell Hotel Epping. Reservations are now being made, so if you know someone in Epping make sure that they know it’s going on - Chabad Epping is now not just a dream but becoming a reality.

This Shabbos we take out two Torah scrolls. In the first we read the weekly portion of Tetzaveh - " and you should command", and the second for this Shabbos which is called Shabbos "Zachor", to remember the wickedness of Amalek, read close to Purim, to remind us that wicked Haman was a descendant of Amalek.

In this week’s portion, Moses is told to gather his brother Aaron and sons to minister to G-d.

Would we not all wish to be Priests totally steeped in the Divine, consecrated to G-d? Although worthy and ideal , but put into practice would in fact undermine the very purpose of creation. G-d created us NOT to be angels but human beings who live in the mundane world. Only this way can we elevate the world, refine it and fill it with the Divine.

On the other hand, in order to elevate the world , we need to preserve an image of the Divne way of living for which we are striving to elevate. This why a small minority of people had to live out this ideal in practice, they were the priests.

Similarly, we must all consecrate a portion of our personality to the sole purpose of serving G-d. By installing this "inner priest", we can relate to the world at large as we are meant to, guiding and leading it to its Divine Fulfillment. This is how we fulfil our promise made to G-d when we were given the Torah that; " you should be to me as a Kingdom of Priests and a holy nation".

Reminder we read the Megillah of Esther twice over Purim, once on Wednesday evening after the fast, and once on Purim day on Thursday. See our post for further details.

Have a wonderful joyous week and a fun filled Purim.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin MBE
Executive Director
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Rabbi Moshe Muller
Assistant Director and Centre Operations Manager
Rabbi Odom Brandman
Youth and Branch Director
 
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Head Teacher, Cheder and Special Projects
Rabbi Rafi Goodwin
Director of Services and Young Couples
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