Campus Notebook: February 14, 2014
Rock stars: Imperial JSoc in Gibraltar
ON THE ROCKS
Imperial JSoc fled the chill and headed for the sunny climes of Gibraltar. Sponsored by Chaplaincy, Tribe and UJS, the trip introduced 17 students — plus chaplain Rabbi Gavin Broder — to the island’s vibrant Jewish community. Over two days, they visited synagogues and met the island’s first-ever mayor, Solomon “Momy” Levy, not to mention a few klepto-monkeys. JSoc’s Noah Nathan said: “We did a two-hour walk up to the rock of Gibraltar. Some monkeys grabbed a couple of people’s bags and stole their lunches”. Sounds bananas.
Rapid reading resulted from Oxford Chaplaincy’s “speed-dating” chavruta session. “It was an inspiring experience”, said student Ezra Margulies. “Every participant made the effort to identify with the text in a personal and honest way”.
Shabbat party on Brighton beach
SOCIAL IN THE SOUTH
Brighton and Sussex JSoc played host to a “South Coast Sleepover”, with students from Southampton, Bournemouth, Reading and Chichester hitting the beach for an inter-soc Shabbat. More than 30 guests came for chicken soup and crumble, before welcoming VIP speakers. JSoc president Saul Gaunt said he organised the slumber party “for smaller southern societies to meet up and enjoy good food and entertainment. It’s safe to say we succeeded.”