Students celebrate Sukkot at UK universities

October 11, 2012
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Lisa Fedrid samples the sushi at Nottingham Chabad’s succah

Lisa Fedrid samples the sushi at Nottingham Chabad’s succah

Students celebrated Yom Tov in succahs erected on campuses, at student unions and by chaplains and the Union of Jewish Students.

Nottingham Chabad provided nearly 2,000 pieces of sushi at a party attended by around 130 students. One of the city’s top sushi chefs prepared food for the evening, organised by Rabbi Mendy Lent.

At London’s Imperial College, JSoc set up a succah on the campus in an attempt to attract new members and educate non-Jewish students about the festival.

JSoc president Noah Nathan said: “It was lovely to have a succah placed in a prime location on campus for all the students to come and celebrate Succot together.”

UJS held a “Succah in the City” session in central London featuring a question and answer session with Lord Neuberger, president of the Supreme Court.

Around 50 students had an opportunity to meet lawyers at all stages of their careers, ranging from trainees to QCs and partners.

It was the first in a series of planned career networking sessions.

Last updated: 2:40pm, October 11 2012