Campus news

How our JSocs pave the way for the Big Society

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2011

Students tend to make their presence known. Bar-crawls in matching T-shirts, traffic jams on the first day of term, and shops filled with groups searching for fancy dress are common sights on campuses.

But for many Jewish students, playing a role in the local community where they study is a top priority.

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Schemer Ricky's volunteer plan

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

A Nottingham Trent student who developed a volunteering scheme for Jewish students hopes to expand it to other campuses before the end of the university year.

Ricky Kaplan came up with the idea for VScheme last April after working with autistic children at a special needs school for five years.

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Business leaders offer internships

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

Businessman and philanthropist Sir Trevor Chinn was guest speaker at a career networking event run by the Union of Jewish Students, University Jewish Chaplaincy and TrainE-TraidE.

The evening, held in central London, was attended by more than 150 students looking for jobs and internships. They were given the opportunity to meet around 50 professionals from a range of industries.

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Beards set to raise charity funds

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

A group of students and youth organisation workers will raise money for charity by being sponsored to grow their beards during the Omer.

Members of Marom, Noam, RSY-Netzer, and LJY-Netzer hope to replicate the success of "Movember", the moustache-growing cancer fundraiser held every November.

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Steel city celebration

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

Sheffield JSoc members have enjoyed a successful term of events, culminating with a visit to a film screening.

They watched Anita, a film about the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Argentina, which was shown as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival.

Events since January have included four Friday night Shabbat dinners hosted at Hillel House.

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New team

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

St Andrews' Jewish Society has elected its new committee.

Elliott Miskin and Molly Cram become co-presidents of the society, which has seen an increasing number of students sign up and take part in events this year.

Dalia Cohen takes on the role of secretary, Jillian Levick and Jeremy Hipps become Shabbat officers and Sarah Weingarten will act as treasurer.

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Viral videos propel pair to campus stardom

By Marcus Dysch, April 7, 2011

Home-made comedy music videos made by two Jewish students about life on campus have taken the university community by storm.

Nic Gilbert and Jonathan Kogan's viral clips have received 100,000 hits on YouTube from students across the country.

The pair, both aged 22 and from Totteridge in north London, are now completing their latest film which looks at life after graduation.

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UJS awards recognise top student achievers

By Marcus Dysch, April 7, 2011

Students from Nottingham and Birmingham JSocs were among the biggest winners at the third annual UJS awards.

Birmingham JSoc won the inaugural Large JSoc honour, voted for by students during the event in Camden on Sunday evening. President Elliott Park picked up the glass trophy alongside his committee.

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UJS awards: results in full

April 4, 2011

Large JSoc Committee of the Year – Birmingham

UJC Ruth Marriott Award for Developing JSoc – St Andrews

Hillel Alan Senitt Outstanding Contribution Award – Ilana Fenster (Nottingham JSoc)

Israel Connect Events Award – Stuart Bernstein, Benjy Levey and Charlotte Sapier (Birmingham JSoc)

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Jewish students celebrated at UJS awards

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2011

Students from Nottingham and Birmingham JSocs were among the biggest winners at the third annual UJS awards.

Birmingham JSoc won the inaugural Large JSoc award, voted for by students during the event in Camden on Sunday evening. President Elliott Park picked up the glass trophy alongside his committee.

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