Campus Comment Durham enjoys exciting new era

By Joe Adams, April 27, 2012

Durham University Jewish Society has gone from strength to strength since winning the UJS Developing JSoc of the Year award two years ago.

Although it may not be the first university that comes to mind when thinking of Jewish campus presence, Durham offers a friendly, community feel that is often difficult to find in more politicised "Jewniversities".


Holocaust memorial that brought us together

By Daniel Bratt, April 24, 2012

When you are sitting in a circle with new friends around you, the sweet smell of grass and birds tweeting, it's hard to conceive that you are in a place where 1.1 million people were murdered at the hands of the Nazis.


My summer in Ghana

By Hannah Gaventa, April 11, 2012

Having recently graduated, I found myself at a loss for what to do with the rest of my life. I knew I wanted to work within the health field, but aside from the usual paths of medicine, dentistry or scientific research, none of which appealed to me, I had very little idea of the options available to me.


Work experience? You need experience for that

By Michaela Walters, April 5, 2012

Jewish students around the UK are increasingly choosing to go to university when they finish school. In fact, it is now rather rare to hear of a Jewish student choosing otherwise.


Our alternative way to support Israel

By Aimee Riese and Joel Fenster and Amos Schonfield, April 4, 2012

"One day there is going to be a Palestinian embassy in Israel and an Israeli embassy in Palestine, and these two embassies are going to be walking distance from one another because one will be in West Jerusalem and the other will be in East Jerusalem."


Is there a glass ceiling for women in British Jewish life?

By Emma Stone, March 1, 2012

While working in the Jewish community is incredibly rewarding, it strikes me more and more, however, that when it comes to the top-tables in communal organisations women are almost invisible from view.


Israel Apartheid Week: What has it achieved?

By Alex Green, February 27, 2012

Israel Apartheid week. The one week in the year when the rules of genuine engagement, constructive dialogue and all forms of moderation, are dispensed with.


Reflections on an extraordinary fundraising campaign

By Daniel Clyne, February 9, 2012

Over the past two months, I have had the privilege to be part of one of the most inspiring demonstrations of collective action and Jewish values that could be conceived of by any Jewish Society.


Will Iran wake up to the signals?

By Alistair de Kare-Silver, February 7, 2012

The increased international pressure towards Iran over its nuclear program is timely and much needed. At the end of last month, following a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers all 27 member states agreed to an immediate ban on any new contracts for the purchase or transport of Iranian crude oil or refined petroleum.


A new generation must ensure Shoah memories are kept alive

By Darren Cohen, February 2, 2012

Time is running out. We must act now. This year's Holocaust Memorial Day marked 67 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death and concentration camp.

Holocaust survivors will not live forever.