Campus Comment

Remembering the Holocaust

By Olivia Sales, January 24, 2012

It has been more than sixty years since the end of the Second World War. More than six decades since the Holocaust, the murder of six million Jews and the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.


We should welcome non-Jews - on or off the pitch

By Sam Mohr, January 21, 2012

On January 2 I took part in the JUEFA cup, a 5-aside football competition for young Jews, competing for a prize to win a trip to Israel. The evening, although fraught with four tough losses together with our one scraping win, was highly enjoyable.


Youth movements: the pearls of the Jewish community

By Darren Cohen, January 12, 2012

It dawned on me this week that in the short time I have lived in London, I have had the pleasure of hosting friends from four of the world’s continents: Europe, South America, Australasia and North America. Despite coming from four very distant corners of the world, we all have one thing in common: we are all members of the Habonim Dror youth movement.


Women, Charedim and the future of Israeli society

By Maggie Suissa, January 5, 2012

When I first heard of the recent protests over the exclusion of women by the Charedim in Israel, I wasn't surprised. At first I thought to the issue of segregated buses: "It happens anyway, at least this way it will remain within their community".


Brotherhood that UJS should work with

By Max Sobell, December 16, 2011

As an attendee of the UJS Conference last Sunday, a member of the Upsilon Kappa Alpha chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity in Nottingham and a committee member for Nottingham JSoc, I was appalled to see a motion go through that was not in the spirit of the conference; and was merely a vendetta.


Advocacy is changing

By Deborah Brown, December 15, 2011

At UJIA we understand that campus life is a hotbed for social, economic and political dialogue. With this in mind we created an Israel Education Campus Roadshow for university students.

The roadshow travelled to six campuses last month, engaging large numbers of students in current Israel education.


Return (home) of the graduate

By Lauren Davidson, December 13, 2011

A thud resounds as a box of books lands on the hallway floor. The front door shuts with a bang behind me and the keys jingle as they are thrown into the drawer. Three noises, one sentiment: despair. The dreaded has become reality. I have moved back home.


A new centre is essential

By Steven Allweis, December 8, 2011

It is not a desire, but a necessity.

As one of the Nottingham JSoc Shabbat officers I have the task of preparing Friday night meals for up to 150 students in a kitchen with two faulty ovens, one pan and a barely-functioning air-conditioning system.


UJS should play a different game

By James Lewis, December 8, 2011

Sunday's UJS elections showed that it sees itself as a religious and political organisation with social issues coming a very distant third. I was dismayed to see that my proposal for UJS to hold social sport events other than the Juefa cup was rejected.


Educating beyond the 'delegitimisation' debate

By Darren Cohen, December 7, 2011

Any student of the arts will recognise that the quest for truth is a very difficult endeavour indeed. There are a plethora of theories on any one topic, but our aim as scholars is to ascertain reality in pursuit of knowledge and truth. This, I believe, is also the ultimate value of Jewish education.