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Anniversary dinner for Lubavitch

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2012-11-04

Lord Provost Councillor Sadie Docherty, Rabbi Chaim Jacobs and Sora Jacobs

Lord Provost Councillor Sadie Docherty, Rabbi Chaim Jacobs and Sora Jacobs

Lubavitch of Scotland has held an anniversary celebration dinner at Glasgow's Giffnock Synagogue Hall to mark 43 years of being established in Scotland.

More than 160 people attended the evening which featured a video showing the highlights of Lubavitch in Scotland over the last 40 years as well as local dignities attending Lord Provost Councillor Sadie Docherty, and the provost of Eastwood Councillor Allastair Carmichael.

Lubavitch of Scotland Rabbi Chaim Jacobs was recognised for his tireless work along with his wife Sora.

During the evening, a Kindness to Mankind Award was given to the Lord Provost and Provost for the Glasgow City Council and East Renfrewshire Council in appreciation of the way Glasgow and East Renfrewshire welcomed  Jewish refugees from Europe before, during and after World War Two.

In response the provost of Glasgow presented Lubavitch with the Glasgow city council coat of arms in recognition of all their efforts.

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