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The 2012-13 JC On Campus guide to Jewish Societies

September 6, 2012

Here is our 2012-13 guide to Jewish Societies, big and small, around Britain:

Aberdeen JSoc is a small group with around 15 members taking part in activities including synagogue services and interfaith work.


How to use your skills to land a top job

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2012

In a bleak job market, we asked four professionals how they got their big break:

Josh Katz - Head chef

"I wrote to five of London’s top chefs asking for advice on how to get started. As I was slightly older and had done degrees that had nothing to do with food, I was unsure whether to enrol in a catering college or try to go straight into a restaurant.


Campus notebook: Chaplains tackle exam stress

By Marcus Dysch, May 24, 2012

● University Jewish Chaplaincy is working hard to ensure students’ exams do not clash with Yomtov and Shabbat.

Chaplains have liaised with university examination offices to provide dates and times in order to maintain the integrity of exams.


Hitler's hub became my happy new home

By Marcus Dysch, May 10, 2012

Leaving the UK for my year abroad in Germany, I knew relatively little about the area where I would be living.


Double vision safeguards north east chaplaincy role

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2012

A unique partnership will allow Jewish students in the north east of England to benefit from the services of a chaplain for the foreseeable future.

Rabbi Aaron Lipsey will combine his role at Newcastle's United Hebrew Congregation with work for the University Jewish Chaplaincy to cover campuses in Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and Teesside.

Local community members, working with the Represent


World aid charity is up for promotion

By Marcus Dysch, April 19, 2012

International development charity Tzedek has stepped up its efforts on campuses with sessions introducing students to the organisation's projects.

Tzedek's campus worker Hannah Gaventa toured universities to discuss volunteering and vocational training schemes in Africa and Asia with students.

Hannah said: "This year students will work with local NGOs in Tamale, northern Ghana.


How I kept calm to defy the odds and beat cancer

By Alex Samuels, April 5, 2012

I had been ill since returning home from my year abroad in Berlin and I had undergone countless blood tests, three skin biopsies, a fine needle biopsy, three operations, possible tuberculosis, a diagnosis of rare auto-immune disease Dermatomyositis, two MRI scans, a muscle specific MRI, three CT scans, an ultra-sound, three steroid infusions, hundreds of pills and creams and seen 10 consultants fo


Nick Leslau offers job tips to students

By Jennifer Lipman, March 27, 2012

Students looking to build professional contacts and gain workplace experience were given a helping hand by a top businessman at a Jewish careers event in London this week.

The networking evening, organised by TrainE-TraidE, the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) and Chaplaincy, included a talk by Nick Leslau, chairman of the Prestbury Group.


Top award for UCL JSoc

By Marcus Dysch, March 20, 2012

University College London’s Jewish Society has won the highest award offered by the university’s students’ union.

The JSoc was named Society of the Year at a ceremony on Monday night. President Adam Taylor said it was an “honour”.


Leeds students celebrate England victory

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2012

Leeds JSoc enjoyed a triumphant visit to Middlesbrough to see England’s young football stars in action.

Thirty society members took part in last week’s coach trip to the town’s Riverside Stadium.

They saw the England under-21 side beat their Belgian counterparts 4-0, with goals from Henri Lansbury, centre back Steven Caulker and Arsenal prodigy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.