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Chabad is a worldwide Jewish educational institution, which has thousands of branches over the entire world, including more than 200 campus Chabad houses. The aim of Chabad is to make Judaism available to Jews of all affiliations regardless of level of observance or background. The Leeds Student Chabad House is here to enhance the activities that already exist for Jewish students by offering a variety of additional events, classes, lectures, parties and Shabbat and holiday meals in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

“Who is who” at the Leeds Student Chabad House?

Rabbi Michoel Danow is the director. Rabbi Michoel, born in France (and spent some of his childhood years in Leeds) was educated in Paris and Manchester and received his rabbinical ordination in Brooklyn, New York. Rabbi Michoel taught and organized adult education classes and programs in Sweden, before coming to Leeds to establish The Leeds Student Chabad Lubavitch House in July 2007.

Chana Sorah Danow is the co-director of the Leeds Student Chabad Lubavtich House since it opened in July 2007.  Chana Sorah, born in London and educated in London and New York spent some years in Sweden, before moving to Leeds, where she gave classes to adults and youth.

Since it opened in September 2007, The Leeds Student Chabad Lubavitch House has seen amazing success with large turnout to events and parties, well attended classes and more then 15 one-on-one classes a week with Rabbi Michoel & Chana Sorah and of course large, lively Shabbat meals.