Chabad of Oxford

Oxford, Oxfordshire




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Organisation Data(i)


Chabad of Oxford


Chabad House, 75 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4-1HR


Oxford Chabad Society and Chabad House were founded in September 2001 Oxford Chabad Society is a registered Society at the University of Oxford. The Society is associated with the Oxford Chabad House and has an active student representation.

Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox - Lubavitch


A branch of Chabad-Lubavitch UK



Rabbinic Couple

& Directors:

Rabbi Eli Brackman and Rebbetzen Freidy Brackman from 2001 to present (September 2023).

Earlier Chabad Sheliach:

In 1988 Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was sent as the Chabad-Lubavitch shaliach (emissary) to Oxford, where, in 1989, he established the Oxford University L'Chaim Society which became the second largest ever students' society at the University. In 1994, he changed the society from a student society into an independent organization and later that year the relationship between the L'Chaim Society and Chabad was terminated. L'Chaim Society remained active until 2001.(ii)


Institutions closely connected with
Chabad of Oxford

  • The David Slager Chabad Jewish Student Centre, opened by the Oxford Chabad Society in 2006. It comprises a 2,100 square foot building at 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ, just off Cornmarket. The centre serves as a venue for Jewish student activities, including Shabbat dinners for over 100 students and lectures with ability to seat over 150.

  • The George & Pamela Rohr House, an extension to Chabad House, situated at 75a Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HR. It contains a lounge and dining hall for Shabbat and festival dinners, as well as a place where students can relax and meet other Jewish students

  • Gan Oxford, a kindergarten and childcare service for children up to five years old.


Notes & Sources
( returns to text above)

  • (i) Unless otherwise stated, the source of all information on this page is the website of Chabad of Oxford (accessed September 2023).

  • (ii) Online research.

Oxford Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Oxfordshire

Jewish Communities of England homepage

Page created: 27 September 2023
Page most recently amended: 9 October 2023

Research and formatting by David Shulman

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