JLI Course: Survival of a Nation



The fifty-year anniversary of the Six-Day War provides an historic opportunity to discover what Israel means to us today. More than a history, it is a course about connection; understanding our connection to our land, to our people, and to our heritage through the prism of the events and themes of the Six-Day War.

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

Monthly club where children discover Judaism through visual, hands-on and musical tools.

Please click here to sign up to our monthly Sunday morning children's club. 


2016-17 year's schedule

18/09/2016 - Alef Club 

03/10/2016 - 5:00pm Rosh Hashana Program (supper included)

23/10/2016 - Sukkot Party 

20/11/2016 - Alef Club

11/12/2016 - Alef Club

28/12/2016 - 5:00pm Islington Menorah Lighting (at Islington green, Upper St)

15/01/2017 - Alef Club

27/01/2017 - 6:30pm Alef Club Shabbat Dinner 

05/02/2017 - Alef Club

12/03/2017 - Alef Club Purim Party

23/04/2017 - Alef Club

14/05/2017 - Alef Club

31/05/2017 - 5:00pm Shavuot ice cream party (supper included)

18/06/2017 - Alef Club


Club fee:

£50 per term (2 terms a year) or £10 per session

Supporters' Club members receive 10% discount (£45 per term or £9 per session). Click here to find out how to join.

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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