Campus Notebook: October 18, 2013

Ariella Levine, author of the JWIT blog (left) and Israeli Paralympic tennis gold medallist Noam Gershony

Ariella Levine, author of the JWIT blog (left) and Israeli Paralympic tennis gold medallist Noam Gershony

INTRODUCING THE JWIT

A JWIT, as 21-year-old Ariella Levine explains in her blog on the subject, is a Jewish Wife in Training. The Bristol politics student writes about finding a JH (Jewish husband), her attempts to bake challah, and her future life as a JM (Jewish mother, of course). To read her exclusive blog post for the JC, click here

STAND WITH US TODAY

Over 100 people attended the fourth annual student conference of Israel advocacy group Stand With Us. The keynote speaker was Israeli Paralympic tennis gold medallist Noam Gershony, who spoke of surviving an IDF helicopter crash during the 2006 Lebanon war. The student panel discussed successful campaigns on campus and the recent attempted pro-Palestinian boycott of the St Andrews JSoc ball.

LIVERPOOLING IT LARGE

It was up, up and away at Chabad Liverpool’s mega welcome party. As well as enjoying music from a live DJ, sushi, and cocktails, students wrote messages on helium balloons and then released them into the sky. Chabad rabbi Shmuli Brown said: “We had students from all walks of life getting together and meeting new people in such a warm setting.”

KEEP MARRIAGE IN MIND

“You may be too young to know it, but you want to marry in”. That was the message from writer Doron Kornbluth in his talk at Chabad Bristol called “Jewish and Dating”. He said Jews in their twenties are at their least religious and communally connected, so may not think that marrying another Jew is important — but, he said, it is.

Last updated: 8:43am, October 25 2013