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Students condemn their professors over Israel criticism

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2014

Cambridge University students have condemned 60 academics who issued a statement criticising Israel.

The students said the professors were “misguided and myopic”, and called their statement “un-academic”.

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Tribe dinners bring curtain down on academic year

By Marcus Dysch, May 30, 2013

Tribe, the United Synagogue’s youth section, has held graduation dinners for students in Manchester and Cambridge.

The dinner for 35 Cambridge students featured speakers including Tribe consultant Yossi Fachler and Tribe campus ambassador Yehudit Harris.

She said: “It was a really lovely evening and I’m looking forward to attending Young United Synagogue events when I graduate.”

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New Cambridge Union president leans on Masorti experience

By Anna Sheinman, May 2, 2013

The new president of the prestigious Cambridge Union debating society is trying to decide what will be harder: a term as Union president, or being the head of a Noam camp for the first time this summer.

“Probably Union president,” decides Joel Fenster. “I’ve only been at Cambridge two years — at Noam I feel like everyone gets 10 years of training to be a rosh (leader).”

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Campus Notebook

By Marcus Dysch, December 6, 2012

● Chanucah packs have been distributed to Liberal Jewish students on 36 campuses in time for the festival.

Liberal Judaism sent out 250 packs, each containing a menorah, candles, dreidel, Chanucah gelt, and messages from chaplain Rabbi Ariel Friedlander and student rabbi Benji Stanley.

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Woolf Institute raises close to £1m for new site in Cambridge

By Cathy Forman, May 24, 2012

The Woolf Institute has announced that it has raised three-quarters of the £1 million required to move to a new purpose-built home in Cambridge.

This was reported at a London dinner this week to honour Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and his contribution to interfaith relations.

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