By Simon Friend
February 19, 2009
Last week 2,000 Friday night meals were delivered to Jewish students across the country as part of UJS Hillel’s Shabbat UK drive. Students from a wide range of JSocs — from Cardiff, Bournemouth and Keele, as well as the larger ones such as Leeds and Manchester — were provided with Shabbat candles and “How to…” kits.
Dan Marcus, UJS Hillel chief executive, said: “Friday night dinner is still considered to be one of the biggest family practices that Jewish students miss while at university and with this effort we have been able to bring that experience to campus, no matter what people’s location or affiliation.”