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Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin received an MBE – Member of the British Empire, June 2009

In June 2009 Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, Exec Director of Chabad North East London & Essex, received an honour from Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.

The award was bestowed upon Rabbi Sufrin by Her Majesty herself in a prestigious ceremony in Buckingham Palace, attended by his wife Mrs Devorah Sufrin and two of their children, Chavi and Yaakov Yehudah.

The citation read:

Awarded to Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin for “Presented to Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin by Her Majesty the Queen For Services to Jewish Community Relations and Drugsline”.

The ceremony at Buckingham Palace was followed by a tea at the House of Commons hosted by Member of Parliament Lee Scott and his wife Estelle. This was followed by a community reception back at Chabad Gants Hill.