Colel Chabad (UK)

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Colel Chabad (UK) is a UK registered charity (no. 327485). It appears also to use the name Eshel UK or Eshel UK Friends of Colel Chabad.[1][2]

According to the UK Charity Commission, the charity's primary purpose is to provide funds for Colel Chabad, an Israel-based charity that provides food distribution for poor Israelis.[3] As well as its charitable works within Israel '48 borders, the organisation also runs two daycare centres in the illegal settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank.[4] [5][6] [7] [5]


The organisation became a registered charity on the 30 June 1987.[6]

Finances and Funding


Between 2009 and 2013 the charity spent £1,407,610.[6]


Wolfson Family Charitable Trust | Loftus Charitable Trust


Received funding from The Steinberg Family Trust continued paying towards the new MS centre in Jerusalem amounting to £50,000 a year, the third of a four year pledge from Mark Adlestone and The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust, the second donation of a three year pledge of $20,000 per year from Keith Black and the Benson Black Charitable Trust, as well as very generous support from Joey Esfandi and the Fruchter family and Eduard Azar.[8]


Board of Directors circa August 2015

Rabbi Menachem Salek | Rabbi Yitzchok Sufrin


Address circa July 2015:

Mr Stephen Chevern FCA
98 Mowbray Road
Phone: 020 8951 0333


  3. Charity Commission Website Charity Framework. Accessed 7 July 2015.
  4. Colel Chabad Website Daycare Centers. Accessed 8 July 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 B'Tselem Website Settlements. Accessed 7 July 2015. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "settlements" defined multiple times with different content
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Charity Commission Website Charity Overview. Accessed 25 August 2015.
  7. Colel Chabad Website Daycare Center. Accessed 25 August 2015.
  8. COLEL CHABAD Charity No. 327485 Report and Financial Statements For the year ended 31 December 2021