By Simon Friend
October 3, 2008
As Rosh Hashanah fell midweek, J-Soc Freshers' Fair stalls in some universities have had to withdraw from the main union fairs.
Scores of other societies benefit from their presence at these events, which they use as the main function of the year to promote membership. Jewish Societies in both City and Westminster Universities, which both had fairs over the New Year, have arranged for stalls to be set up independently in high-profile spaces on campus, where they can push awareness of their facilities for Jewish students.
Rabbi Gavin Broder, chaplain of the London Region, said: "This is a big advantage since it allows the J-Socs to avoid the noise and disruption often created by other societies. This way, we have a smaller chance of going by unnoticed."