By Marcus Dysch, February 11, 2010
A former Stamford Hill pub is reopening as a yeshivah after a lengthy rebuilding project.
The British Oak was bought by the Belz community in 2002 and has been transformed at a cost of around £1 million. Supporters took part in a range of celebratory and fundraising events to mark the centre’s opening ceremony.
Rabbi Aaron Rokeach travelled from Israel to represent his father, Belz Rebbe Rabbi Issachar Dov Rokeach.
He spent Shabbat at the Holiday Inn at Luton Airport, where he was joined by over 140 community members who had each donated £3,600 to the project.