Motion to disaffiliate from NUS is narrowly defeated in Cambridge

By Josh Jackman, May 27, 2016

Cambridge University has narrowly voted against disaffiliation from the National Union of Students.

The student union would have become the fourth institution to leave the national body following the election of Malia Bouattia, following Lincoln, Newcastle and Hull.

Instead, Cambridge joined Warwick and Exeter universities in staying affiliated to the NUS.


Cambridge students to vote on disaffiliating from the NUS over Malia Bouattia

By Naomi Firsht, May 3, 2016

Students at Cambridge University will vote on cutting ties to their national union this month.

Cambridge students union will hold a referendum on May 17 over affiliation to the National Union of Students in the wake of the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president.


Norwood celebrates its royal double century of patronage

May 7, 2015

Two hundred years ago, Norwood's earliest incarnation, the Jews' Hospital, became the first Jewish charity to have a royal patron.


Cambridge students brand Israel a rogue state

By Naomi Firsht, March 6, 2015

Students at Cambridge University have voted overwhelmingly that Israel is rogue state.

A debate at prestigious debating society, the Cambridge Union Society, which put forward the motion “This house believes that Israel is a rogue state” was passed last night by 51 per cent to 19 per cent against and 30 per cent abstaining.


Millions given to Cambridge for Israeli research posts

By Sandy Rashty, January 20, 2015

A new multi-million pound investment fund has been set up for Israeli scientists at the University of Cambridge.

The fund, provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, will enable Israelis to pursue post-doctorate research at the leading university.


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”.


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.”


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).”


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.


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.