LUBAVITCH OF SCOTLAND
GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR
'Established 50 Years'
Lubavitch of Scotland was one of the First one hundred
Chabad Lubavitch Centers to be opened in the world
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Pictures of Lubavitch
Events Over the Next Few Weeks
Activities Will or Have Included:
There were shul services, Cheese
Cake and Blintzes Kiddushim,
Ice Cream parties and communal
readings of the Ten Commandments
and community meals held during Shavuous
In order to involve as many people as possible
observing this very important Festival
Pesach News 2019
On the first night of Pesach 45 people packed the home of Chaim
and Sora for the annual fantastic Lubavitch Communal Seder.
As usual in order to enable everyone to fulfil the Mitzvos of the Seder
including drinking the four cups of wine and eating the Matza and
bitter herbs which have to be done after nightfall, the meal was served
first and the actual Seder ceremony started after nightfall around 9.30pm
and ended almost at midnight.
On the last day of Pesach 30 people gathered to celebrate the
'Meal of Moshiach' at the close of the festival.
Lubavitch helped many people have a meaningful Pesach this year.
Next Year May we celebrate in Yerusholyim!
Purim Events 5779- March 2019
50 people attended Lubavitch-Shul in the Park Purim Evening Megilah
Reading and Hot snack Reception
25 people attended Lubavitch-Shul in the Park Purim Megilah
Reading and shacharis service
100 are attended the Lubavitch Annual Purim Dinner and Concert.
This Purim marks 50 years of Lubavitch Purim celebrations in
Glasgow Scotland Boruch Hashem
January-February Cold Weather Spell
During the current very cold winter weather we have been distributing
several hundred tubs of Soups to the elderly and housebound
in the community. Sponsors are always welcome.
To Enable the community to Eat Kosher ALWAYS
we run Scotland's Only Shomer Shabbos Glatt
and Catering Service.
This enables hundreds of the local Community,
Business people and Tourists to Eat Kosher
Meals on Wheels for the Elderly and the
We Run Numerous Shabbos Dinners, Sedorim,
Yom Tov Meals
and Learning Classes and Social Events
We Run Shul in the Park
Scotland's Only Shabbos and Weekday Explanatory
Service run by Founder Rabbi Mendel Jacobs
Contact him on
07966 303 292
SHABBOS DINNER 11/1/19
50 people attended our Shabbos Dinner at our Chabad Center Restaurant L'Chaim's
A great evening was enjoyed by everyone.
Ten men gathered at Lubavitch-Sora's Cafe for a Lunch and Learn Session with Chaim.
Besides enjoying tasty good quality food a talk and discussion
went on for 30 minutes discussing Tubeshevat, the seven species
of fruit and grains of Israel, Tefillin, and more. Next
Lunch and Learn
for men will be held on Wednesday 13 February. Please Pre Book.
Coming shortly an
at Sora's Cafe on Weds 20 February
40 people packed L'Chaim's Restaurant last night for a Lubavitch
Tubeshevat Celebration Supper and Quiz.
Catering was organised by Sora Jacobs and the Question master and
chairman for the evening was Steven Kayne.
Steven asked many interesting and infomative questions
and great fun was had by all.
During the evening Chaim explained about Tubeshevat and
also explained the answers to some of the questions
Final Quiz winners were David Samuels and Carolyn Miller who both
won a voucher to be used at any L'Chaim's event over the next three months.
40 people packed L'Chaim's Restaurant for Shabbos
dinner this past Friday evening.
The guests enjoyed a four course meal plus tea,
coffee, chocolates and Dinner Wine.
A Great Night was enjoyed by all attending.
Next Lubavitch Shabbos dinner will be held on Friday 1st February.
Very Limited Places available
Special thanks to our son
Sholom for sponsoring the Chanukah Menorah outside
RBS in Giffnock and for the Electric Banner opposite Lidl in Giffnock.
For sure everyone knew it was Chanukah and how many candles to light each night.
The children in the community received Chanukah kids mags with Chanukah Gelt
and Chocolate coins. The community received Chanukah Guides in the post.
Afternoon teas were also held for members of the community
45 Men and women crammed into L'Chaim's Restaurant and the Glasgow Lubavitch Centre
on Monday for two seperate Pre Chanukah Lunch and Learn Events.
Event is the Brain Wave of Sora Jacobs who has been running these events for years.
Now Chaim Jacobs also gathered a crowd for his event too.
Besides enjoying a lavish lunch at a discounted price all attendees enjoyed Chanukah
Donuts and inspirational words of Torah about Chanukah miracles, wonders and stories of the past.
Promoting the Tefillin Campaign
35 people gathered at L'Chaim's Restaurant and
the Glasgow Lubavitch Centre
this past Sunday for a Lunch to celebrate the
49th Anniversary of Lubavitch in Scotland.
The program included the signing of the Book
Secret of Chabad written by California
Chabad shliach Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie.
Highlights of the afternoon were enjoying a
wonderful lunch catered by L'Chaim's
and an inspiring talk by Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie
who explained the background of how the
Chabad shluchim of the
Lubavitcher Rebbe operate throughout the world,
and the contribution they
play in building Jewish communities througout
the world and how they connect with every
Jew regardless of religious or financial
During the lunch all male guests put on Tefillin
in memory of those
killed in the Pittsburgh massacre this past
One of the 10 Mitzvah Campaigns of the
is to encourage people to keep / eat
Lubavitch in Scotland have a Kosher Restaurant,
Cafe and Catering facility.
Through this we are able to always offer people
kosher food and functions
at reasonable prices
We also offer Budget Food
for the elderly and housebound at reasonable
Nobody should not eat kosher due to finance!
Why We Should
Always Use Kosher Catering
Monday 3 September
Busy day for the energetic
Sora Jacobs who
hosted a wonderful ladies Lunch and Learn in
today for almost 40 ladies. All enjoyed the
wonderful cuisine of Chefs Alistair and Peter.
Menu was a taste of Rosh hashona with Zimmes,
saltbeef and latke.
Plus cake fruit and hot drinks.
During the talk Sora urged the audience to
undertake additional Mitzvos and good deeds in
honour of Rosh Hashona and the New Year ahead.
Part of her message below One small act which
observance of Kashrut, Shabbat, the festivals
even that small act does not go a miss and that
is what Rosh Hashanah is therefore.
So as I come to the end of my talk I would like
each of us to think of two Mitzvois we will take
on to improve ourselves in the coming year.
One mitzvah between us and our friends, maybe to
forgive their wrong doing, offer a lonely person
friendship, help someone in need.
And also a mitzvah between us and Hashem such as
lighting our Shabbos and yomtov on time not
later, be more careful about
the kashrus of the food we buy and eat, or maybe
stop using our mobile phone on Shabbos and yom
Thursday 6 September
To enable the Community to fulfil the Mitzvah of wearing
KOSHER Tefillin and placing Kosher
Mezuzahs on their doors Lubavitch brought to Glasgow Sofer Rabbi Yitzchak Schreibhant, courtesy of Sholom Jacobs.
It was a
service offered and will be repeated later in the year.
Anyone wishing to have their Tefillin or Mezuzahs checked please be in touch 638 6116.
Writing of the Tefillin and Mezuzahs often fades which then invalidates the items.
We all need Hashem's promise of long life and good health
for oneself and the family so book Your Tefillin and Mezuzah
as soon as possible.
This blessing comes about thru fixing Kosher Mezuzahs on all doors and wearing
daily at least while saying the first two lines of the Shema.
Hear Sora Speak on the
Fantastic Lubavitch Purim Event Held in Glasgow
Despite the very challenging weather last week
Lubavitch managed to arrange the weather,
and run a very well attended Purim Dinner and
Concert with 120 people seated on the night.
Lubavitch offered transport for those unable to
make their way themselves.
Click Here to Watch the
The evening consisted of a three course Buffet
Meat and Chicken meal, plus tea, coffee, wine
and plenty of whisky.Although the band was unable to fly in from London due to Easy Jet cancelling all flights.
Sholom Jacobs single handed organised
alternative entertainment for the evening with
much music, singing and dancing,
a magician and a photo booth. There was
fun for everyone. The meal was organised by Sora
her usual professional way. It was a great
social success with nobody leaving for home
early. People arrived at 5pm
and left around 9.30pm Through the financial
sponsorship of the event by Sholom and Pessy
the Glasgow community enjoyed a top notch event
at a price everyone could afford.
Next Lubavitch event will be the Lubavitch
Communal Seder held at Macabi on first night of
A few places are still available.
At all Lubavitch events NOBODY is ever turned
away from any event due to finance.
L'Chaim's Restaurant was open as usual both this
Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Because no kosher meat and chicken supplies came
up from England this past week,
L'Chaim's Restaurant in Glasgow is selling
Kosher meat and chicken to the community.
Video of Purim Concert
2015 Click Here
past Monday Lubavitch of Scotland to celebrate
66 years since HM the Queen
became Queen of the UK and the Commonwealth
Guest speaker was Edward Green former Royal
Jeweller and chairman was Close
friend and supporter Steven Kayne.
consisted of sandwiches and cakes fitting for a
catererd by L'Chaim's Restaurant and organised
by Sora Jacobs
Toast to the Queen was
given by Rabbi Chaim Jacobs and presentations
were made to Edward and Steven in
of their efforts and support of
Lubavitch in Scotland
celebrated several events over the Chanukah week
which included a Chanukah Supper, A senior Citizens tea, and a
Shul in the Park event attended by 80 people at L'Chaim's
They also mounted an 18 foot
banner at Giffnock village main traffic lights,
and also mounted an Electronic Menorah in front of RBS bank in
Giffnock courtesy of RBS and the the Giffnock BID organisation.
There was also a large Menorah
and celebrations in Edinburgh at
four course meal plus tea, coffee and chocolates, Dinner wine and
Glenlivet Single Malt Whisky flowed
in abundance for all to enjoy.
Chaim and Sora
entertained the guests in their usual humorous manner and Chaim told over two
Chanukah stories and led the assembled in Shabbos Zemiros and other songs.
The entire event was as usual organised by Sora in her usual
The next Friday night dinner will be held on Friday 26 January.
This will be the last Friday night dinner before
forthcoming events include Burns Lunch- a Taste of Burns on Sunday 21
January, a Royal Tea on
Monday 5 February, Annual Purim Event on Thursday 1 March and
Annual Pesach Seder in twelve weeks
on Friday 30 March.
bookings for all these events. Book NOW to avoid
disappointment, Limited Places
40 Ladies and ten men attended the latest Lubavitch Pre Chanukah Lunch and
Learn held at L'Chaim's Restaurant
this past Monday. Sora has been holding these lunches a few times a year before
the main festivals for ten years.
Besides the inspirational and informative talks given by Sora and Chaim, the
Ladies lunch enjoyed a birthday
party for Pauline Terret's special birthday.
There was pre Chanukah Gift swopping and Latkes and Donuts were included in the
Next Lubavitch event will be their famous Friday night Shabbos Dinner which will
be held this
Friday evening with 40 people in attendance plus a waiting list due to lack of
space in the Restaurant
Pictures below show chefs
ready for Scotland's
Lubavitch Annual Seder night for
Due to the late hour we serve
the meal before Yomtov begins
These pictures were taken last
year before Yom Tov began
Our 18 foot Electric Banner at a
Busy Traffic Intersection
in Glasgow publicising the
festival of Purim
40 people attended a very
successful 2017 Annual Burns
Supper held at L'Chaim's
Restaurant located at the
Lubavitch Centre this past
Sunday night. Guest speakers
were Chairman Stephen Kayne who
also made the toast to the
immortal memory and the toast to
the Lassies. David Clapham
recited all of Tom O'shanta and
the toast to the Haggis with
other Burns poetry.
much musical entertainment
provided by Eddie Binnie
the toast to the Lassies was
given by a Sora Jacobs
who had all the assembled
clapping and singing.
The Selkirk Grace and Bentshing
was recited by Rabbi Chaim
Jacobs and the Haggis was piped
in by piper Greg Stewart.
The entire event was planned and
organised by restaurant manager
co Director of Lubavitch
Mrs Sora Jacobs with the help
of Steven Kayne and David
During Chanukah a 18 foot long Electric
Banner was erected at
Traffic intersection in Giffnock Glasgow
for the week of Chanukah
know how many
to light each night
35 women and
in Scotland who inspired the woman guests with her humour and wit,
run a lunch
men who also
events will be:
* Friday Night
for 70 people
event is again
by the Netherlee
Dinner will be
Burns Supper is
full with a
waiting list BH
Our Purim Dinner
to be held on
Sunday March 12,
Programme to be
* Bookings are
now being taken
for our Pesach
Seder Night on
Now Booking for:
See This Weeks Here's My Story
Exciting Burns Supper
Article in Herald
Magazine Glasgow about our
Ten men and women
Lunch and Learn. A talk was
given by Chaim about the
symbolism of fruit in Jewish
This was followed by
numerous questions and
answers. It was decided to
run such an
event every 3 or 4 weeks. A
two course lunch followed by
a Fruit Platter was served.
The next Lubavitch Ask the
Rabbi & Rebetzen Lunch will
now take place on
Wednesday 25 February at
L'Chaim's beginning at
12.30pm. £10 per person.
Sora's Cafe Lunches
& Take Away
Open Every Tues,
12-2pm Booking NOT Required
Light Lunches @
Soups, Salt Beef, Latke,
Chopped Liver, Salads &
Large Groups Please Pre
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Dedication-Celebration Jan 2015
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Beginning Wednesday 4 February
Monthly Lunch & Learn with Chaim
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Shul in the Park Click Here
Succos over 75 men women and children enjoyed the great food and
the annual Lubavitch of Scotland Succos BBQ held in the Succa of
Rabbi & Mrs
Chaim Jacobs, Lubavitch shluchim in Scotland for 44 years.
Everyone attending was
given the opportunity to make a brocha over the Lulov and eat in
Succa.For some this was their first experience of eating in a
All food was organised by Sora Jacobs and supplied by L'Chaim's
Throughout Succos Shluchim
Rabbi Chaim and Sora and their son Rabbi Mendel and his wife
Tzirl have been welcoming numerous people to their Succa's to
enjoy Yom Tov hospitality.
Lulov and Esrog is taken daily to numerous people in Walton
Barrland Court, various Jewish Care Social Clubs, and people in
their private homes.
8 woman joined Sora for
Lunch and Learn in the Succa this week
During Succos the Lulov and
Esrog was taken to people around the
community giving them a chance to perform this wonderful mitzvah
Daily visits were made to
Barrland Cort residents on Rosh Hashona
with the Shofar and during Succos
Rabbi Chaim & Sora Jacobs Attend Queen's Garden Party
at Palace of Holyrood House Edinburgh
Hotels & Restaurants Bespoke
Sora Jacobs with the Wedding Waiting Staff
of L'Chaim's Kosher Catering
Rabbi Mendel Jacobs with Provost Alastair Carmichael
L'Chaim's Open Kosher Wine Store
Details Click Here
Tefillin Campaign in Boston Mass.
Sora Jacobs Giving Out Shabbos Candle Sticks
Rabbi Mendel Jacobs with his Jewish Tartan
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Chanukah Gifts at Barrland Court
marks the beginning of the 45th year
since Rabbi Chaim Jacobs arrived in Glasgow (shortly before he was married)
to set up Lubavitch of Scotland. Chaim and Sora first came to Glasgow
at the suggestion of Rabbi Jeremy Rosen, then minister of Giffnock shul.
When they first arrived they worked part time for Lubavitch and part time
as youth worker to Giffnock shul teaching in the Cheder four days a week,
and taking withdrawal classes at Kirkhill (120 children weekly!) and
primary school 25 children weekly.
Sora also taught in the Giffnock Cheder and the Glen Nursery School and
they both ran weekly Shabbos afternoon children's groups for up to
40/50 children weekly, a weekly girls cookery and handicraft Club for
teenage girls, and cookery classes for student girls, and Melave Malka Parties
for single men each week. Despite all the challenges over the years they
have never looked back and continue to serve the community
with commitment and dedication and look forward to continue doing so
for many years to come please G-d.
They and their children are proud to be part of the army of the
shluchim of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
All are welcome at this and all services
run by Lubavitch and Shul in the Park.
Lubavitch of Scotland Annual Burns Supper
40 people attended the
7th annual Burns Supper
at L'Chaim's Restaurant
past Sunday evening.
Sadly several people had
to be turned away due to
lack of space.
This annual event is
held on the birthday of
the famous scots poet
born over 250 years ago.
The entire event was
planned and organised by
Sora Jacobs who is co
of Lubavitch Scotland
and manager of L'Chaim's
Restaurant and Kosher
The meal served was a
traditional Burns night
supper enjoyed by
Chairman of the evening
was Steven Kayne who
the guests with his wit
and humour and told the
guests about the
history of Robert Burns.
The toast to the haggis
and reciting of Tam
O'Shanter and other
Burns poetry was done by
heart by David Clapham
who kept the
throughout the evening
by his enthsiastic
The reply to the toast
to the lasses was given
Kayne who extolled the
virtues of a Jewish
During the course of the
evening Rabbi Jacobs
spoke about the
26th yahrzeit of
rebetzen Chaya Mushka
Schneerson, wife of the
and about the special
relationship between the
Lubavitcher Rebbe and
It was the Rebbe who
advised Sharron to build
and use pontoon bridges
the Suez Canal in 1973
Yom Kippur war. The
Rebbe was involved in
the design of the
Pontoon bridges used by
Nato allies for the
Normandy landing at the
end of the second war.
A special heart
rendering thank you to
all the guests was given
by Sora Jacobs.
She said that despite
the challenges Lubavitch
face in the community,
it is the
friends and guests who
attend our events who
encourage us to keep
more and more events all