The business card he handed me a few weeks back was sleek, creative, different and expensive to produce. Just like the ultra-hip and glitzy premises I had been given a tour of earlier. He neither introduced himself as Rabbi; nor does his business card indicate such. The organization is identified as the Gaon Club; the tagline: where young Jews converge. And the web address lands you on the home page of Friends of Lubavitch UK. The name on … [Read more...] about Mendy Vogel, Where Are You?
With 80% of the world Jewish population living in either Israel or the U.S., we sometimes forget our community not only exists, but thrives, in places other than Jerusalem, L.A. and N.Y.C. One distant outpost is London. Here, just a few short weeks before 2008 begins, I encountered both new and exciting initiatives (by and for a new generation of U.K. Jewry) taking root. Here is just one. On a quiet tree lined street in Willesden Green, almost … [Read more...] about The New and Hip Jewish London