Religious organisations that hold free events on campus are preventing students from developing a genuine commitment to Judaism and Israel, the executive director of the Union of Jewish Students has warned.
David Brown, who joined UJS in June, said groups offering these events were detracting from the work of campus Jewish societies.
Fresh from playing at the brand new JW3 in London, top Israeli hip-hop band Hadag Nahash performed for over 200 students at events organised by UJS in Birmingham and Leeds, and then made the trip to Manchester to perform an intimate acoustic set and be interviewed on National Student Radio.
The new JSoc at Greenwich University is up and running after a successful Freshers’ week. President Nathan Abraham (left) said: “There are eight or nine Jewish people who could become members and quite a few non-Jewish people want to join.”
There are many opportunities to be involved in Jewish life on campus, but for thousands of students, whether they are fresh-faced first years or diligent finalists, their university Jewish Society is the centre of their university experience.