High Holidays Programme

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As we're entering the High Holiday season, here at Chabad Islington we're planning a whole range of events to celebrate the Jewish New Year: from Rosh Hashanah dinners and public Shofar Blowing, to Yom Kippur services, kids' activities, Sukkot dinners, and more. You do not need membership to join any of our services.

Browse our full programme now!

JLI Course: Great Debates in Jewish History


Debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) presents Great Debates in Jewish History, a six-session course exploring six fundamental conflicts that pit the greatest Jewish minds against each other - six instances of vastly divergent perspectives from throughout our history, including several that remain questions for us today.

Course starts on 1 November (and you can choose from lunchtime or evening sessions!) Please follow this link to find out more and book your place.

Challah Bake


Join me in an evening of hands on challah baking. You will learn how to make dough from scratch, the make it or break it ingredients and challah varieties to suit your personal taste.

Bonus: discover how to prepare Shabbat in an hour!

 Click here to find out more and register.

Shabbat Dinner with Chabad

Taste some delectable Challah, unwind from a busy week and get into the relaxed and serene Shabbat atmosphere while meeting and connecting with new friends. We hold weekly Shabbat meals and would be happy for you to join us and our family.

Please click here to make a reservation.


Social and Educational Events

Click here to browse our calendar for our full range of events.

Krav Maga

Click here to sign up or for more information about our Krav Maga course.

Shabbat Happy Hour

Unwind and mingle over Scotch & Sushi
Uplift yourself with sweet soulful harmonies of welcoming Shabbat
Bring your week to a graceful close and energise yourself for the week ahead

Click here for details 

Children's Alef Club

We are pleased to announce the growth of our Alef Club into a weekly activity thanks to the new generations of little toddlers graduating our Babyccino program.

The weekly club will meet on Sunday mornings 10-12am, where children will be led on a discovery of their Jewish heritage through creative activities such as music, storytelling, crafting and much more.

Come visit us on 17 September to find out more!
We will be hosting the Shofar factory, an interactive workshop on how shofars are made. You will be able to find out more about the learning activities planned for the year, but most importantly, this opportunity will allow you to provide feedback on your interest and goals for your children’s education.

Your input is most important to us!

Please get in touch to find out more and express your interest.

Club fee: TBC


Term 1: 13 sessions

10-Sep-2017: Term begins


24-Sep-2017: Tzom Gedalya


8-Oct-2017: Sukkos


22-Oct-2017: Half Term

29-Oct-2017: Half Term



19-Nov-2017: Kinus




17-Dec-2017: Menorah Lighting

24-Dec-2017: Winter break

31-Dec-2017: Winter break

Coffee with Chabad

Would like to just have a chat? So do we! The Kings Head on Upper St is our favourite spot. Please feel welcome to contact us to make a time to meet.


One-on-One classes

If you would like to learn more about a particular subject of Judaism please feel welcome to contact us to make a time to study.

Shabbat Prayer Services

Please join us for our monthly Shabbat morning service.

Prayers starts at 10:00am. Kiddush/Lunch at 12:15pm. Service will be in relaxed Chabad House style followed by a delicious lunch and lechaim!

Click here to see dates of our services.

Friday Night: We host weekly Friday evening prayer to welcome Shabbat. Please contact us to join or click here for more info about our Shabbat dinner reservations.

Walking History Tour

During the 18th and 19th centuries Islington had one of the largest Jewish populations in England. We offer a walk and talk about the wide range of characters, where they came from, where they lived, where they worshipped, and what happened to them. A rich cast of politicians, founders of business empires, inventors, mathematicians, artists, architects, writers, eccentrics, and villains is promised – not forgetting the many people with more ordinary lives who made up the community.

For more info, please click here.

Adult Educational Classes

Please find out more about our weekly adult educational classes, which take place at Chabad Islington. To join or if you have any questions about the class, please contact rabbi@jewishislington.co.uk


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Judaism for Dummies 

This engaging class will give a better understanding of Jewish practice and traditions. The classes will be accessible to anyone with regardless of knowledge about the Jewish faith and will answer questions about Jewish practice you were  always wondering about. 

Level of Knowledge: Beginners

No fee

Weekly on Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm



Chassidic Philosophy Class 

Join us for a class in The Universe of Jewish Philosophy on the weekly Torah portion. Chabad Chassidic Philosophy is an all-embracing world outlook and way of life that sees the Jew’s central purpose as a unifying link between the Creator and His world. It shows a path to realising one’s purpose and developing a deeper relationship with G-d. 

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate 

No fee 

Weekly on Saturdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm




Jewish Secrets to Meaningful Relationships

Romantics of all ages have waxed poetic on the notion of “soulmates,” seeking to grasp what makes love and passion so potent, what drives the inexplicable magnetism between two people, and what makes true love last. Yet millennia of Jewish text and tradition are rich with insights on this very topic, from the mystical and spiritual to the no-nonsense and practical. Whether you are currently married, considering someday tying the knot, or simply seek to better understand the spiritual root of love and marriage, Soulmates is a seven-session course drawing on timeless Jewish wisdom that will forever change how you think about the important relationship in your life, in all its beauty and complexity.

7 Wednesdays beginning Nov 02th - Dec 14th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

£60.00 +£10.00 book fee

25% off for supporter club members and full time students

Click here for more details and to register.

Religious Tolerance: Jewish Faith Discovery Sessions

We are pleased to offer the 'Jewish Faith Discovery Session' to all schools in Islington. This session can be run as an end of term class discussion to Jewish studies in Religious Education. Alternatively, it can be run during an assembly. During this visit, students get an overview of Jewish practice, but more importantly they are able to ask any questions about the life of Jewish people. This valuable time raises awareness and allows better understanding of other faiths, in effect leading to more open minded and tolerant views of people with different lifestyles. 

Some of the schools we have visited: Highbury Grove School, Prior Weston Primary School, St Andrew's Primary School, Clerkenwell Parochial Primary School.

Interested in us coming to your child's school? Are you a teacher and would like us to run a session? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rowan Arts - A Young Persons Guide To Religion

Young people aged 15-25 directed, filmed and edited ‘Questions of Faith: Exploring Religion in Islington’ over a period of six months. They interviewed religious leaders and young people around the borough to uncover the heritage of religious groups and explore the issues around faith that they, as young people, found to be relevant today.

Chabad of Islington is included in the video (from the 8th minute). Enjoy!


Questions of Faith: A Young Person's Guide to Religion documentary film from Rowan Arts on Vimeo.

Past Events

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