Campus Notebook: April 4, 2014
Work hard, play hard
Students who graduated from the Genesis course — Aish’s and JLE’s leadership initiative — were treated to a swanky dinner at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. More than 300 guests enjoyed a lavish feast, before being entertained by magician Stephen Barry and crooner Eli Tamir.
“An rud is annamh is iontach.” Or, if your Gaelic is a bit rusty, “the thing that’s seldom is wonderful.” Nothing could have proven this better than last week’s pivotal event on the Emerald Isle. After a whistle-stop tour from north to south, UJS developing officer Ben Salamon touched down in Dublin, where he set about putting together the first Friday night dinner to take place at Trinity College. Fifteen Jewish students came to wine and dine – toasting, in JSoc member Oli Itkin’s words, “the real potential of the Jewish community.” Good craic, indeed.
Minim in full swing
Watch out, Vienna Boys, a new choir is hot on your robe-tails. Minim (below), a group of 20 singers made up of students and young professionals is helping to revive the Jewish choral tradition. Founded in December by undergrads Aaron Isaac, Gabriel Chernick and Sophie Ross, the choir made its big debut last Friday with a rousing performance at London’s JW3.