The LONDON SHIDDUCH OFFICE, located in the Bais Chana building in Stamford Hill, will serve as a point of contact for those seeking shidduchim in the United Kingdom.
Our goal is to open regional offices throughout the world.
This historical event was made possible with the haskama and bracha of Dayan Raskin and the enthusiastic support of Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov and Rabbi Shmuel Lew.
The idea for the London Shidduch Office originated this past Elul during a discussion between Elana Bergovoy, Rahel Davidoff (head of N'Shei Chabad in London) and Rebbetzin Sudak, the widow of Rabbi Sudak, head shaliach of the UK. Mrs. Bergovoy suggested the need for an organized shidduch initiative, in coordination with the Shidduch Group Network, that can operate out of a central office to answer the need of Jewish singles in the greater London area.
Mrs. Sudak., enthusiastic about the proposal, was instrumental in obtaining clearance for an office in the Bais Chana building to be allocated for this purpose.
Many other community members have generously given of their time, effort, support and resources during the past six months, to make this timely idea a reality, culminating in the grand Open House celebration this past Sunday night.
The London Shidduch Office will employ a part-time secretary. It will be accessible six days a week by email -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- and by phone. Further details will be forthcoming after Pesach.
The London Shidduch Office is an outgrowth of the local London Shidduch groups, which have been actively meeting during the past two years. Mrs. Sukie Rubin and Mrs. Miriam Moses, founders of the London groups, have been instrumental in guiding the groups to meet regularly to learn the Rebbe's directives for shidduchim and put them into practice, give tzedakah Hachnossas Kallah, daven and say Tehillim for one another, and network for shidduchim.
Since a city-wide shidduch event in Elul, there have been many simchas celebrated in London and Manchester amongst the members of the Shidduch Groups. Incidentally, Mrs. Rubin and Mrs. Moses both recently celebrated the weddings of their daughters within a week of one another!
The London Shidduch Office will be directed by a volunteer steering committee, comprised of local community members. Classes and programs dealing with the topics of dating, engagement, marriage and married life, based on halacha and Chabad minhagim, will be offered.
We invite participation and suggestions to enable this invaluable resource to succeed in its mission: Getting our singles to the Chuppah together!
Your involvement by giving time, resources and money, will not only help this initiative flourish and grow, you will be helping yourself and others as well.
So, DONATE NOW: shidduchgroupnetwork.com/donate.