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Jan 21, 2012 04:39 PM

Kosher for Pesach in Liverpool, UK?

I will be hosting about a dozen soccer players during Passover, in Liverpool. Can anyone recommend a source for a Passover seder and dinner in Liverpool, or to be delivered to a hotel in Liverpool?

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    1. re: chazzer

      Thanks. I tried that. Two emails over two weeks, no response. I'm thinking Manchester might have more to offer, and perhaps they will transport the food.

    2. the food for yourself or for all 13(ish) of you. Sorry to hear the Chabad Rabbi has not responded to your emails.

      1. Courtesy of my sister:

        However, his best bet is probably I&M caterers out of Manchester. Like most Jewish communities "in the provinces", Liverpool is an aging & shrinking community. Manchester is only 45 min away and, as the UK's 2nd largest Jewish community, is better suited to handling demanding kashrus situations. Any chance he can spend Pesach there instead?

        Also try the Liverpool Jewish Community Centre.

        1. My sister also said you would have better chance of reaching someone by calling rather than emailing,.

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          1. re: vallevin

            Received a lovely reply from Chabad in Liverpool, indicating that London was our best bet. That would probably be because of the level of hashgacha, as opposed to Manchester. (Just my intuition!). We're hopeful!

            Thanks for your help.

            1. re: rruben1

              That cannot be the reason; the Manchester community is both large and with a very frum wing with high kashruth standards.

              That said, the major London caterer may have more facility for shipping stuff simply because they are accustomed to sending (truly outstanding) food to Jews stuck at meetings and hotels the length and breadth of the queendom.

          2. It's less than an hour's drive from Manchester, where the large, flourishing community has great restaurants and caterers.

            The Liverpool community is so shrunken as to be an effective dependency of Manchester. Though it does maintain the basic kosher shop where I have picked up the makings of very nice hotel Shabbatot.

            If you can, take them to the Princes Road Synagogue, to impress them with the grandeur and gold leaf splendor of a Moorish-stule nineteenth century shul (Orthodox)

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            1. re: AdinaA

              You are 100% right. Many of the Jewish Manchester residents are much more right wing than London counterparts; it must be because the selection is likely better in london than manchester.