Union of Jewish Students

Do some work, make friends, and don’t worry

By Jordan Jacobs, May 2, 2013

University life is chaotic, challenging, and eye-opening.

With the exam season approaching there has been a shift to revision. Long nights beckon, but this time they will largely be in my room, and sober. I do not want £9,000 in tuition fees to go to waste.

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Jewish society flourishes in Scotland

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Glasgow JSoc has enjoyed a year of revival, culminating with being named runner-up in the Developing JSoc of the Year category at the Union of Jewish Students’ annual awards.

New committee members said they had worked hard to run a series of innovative events, including a Shabbat dinner hosted by Glasgow University’s Catholic chaplaincy.

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Families plan for future after hearing realities of campus life

By Josh Lewis, April 25, 2013

Dozens of sixth form pupils and their parents heard about kashrut, security issues and social activities on campuses at the Union of Jewish Students’s first university information evening.

The event informed teenagers who are applying to universities, and offered practical and financial advice to their families.

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New boss for student body

By Marcus Dysch, April 18, 2013

UJS Hillel has appointed the Jewish Social Action Forum's campaigns manager David Brown as its executive director.

Mr Brown has worked for a number of social action and youth organisations and is a graduate of the Jewish Agency's Machon young leadership programme. He will take up the newly-created role in June, when current chief executive Daniel Marcus steps down.

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Conference calls prove we can have trust in NUS

By Judith Flacks, April 18, 2013

Jewish students at NUS national conference did themselves, their peers, the student movement, and our community proud.

There were many shining moments throughout last week’s conference where Jewish students proved they will always be ready and willing to fight for what they believe in.

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UJS confident that NUS Israel boycott plan will fail

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2013

The Union of Jewish Students is confident that a proposal to implement anti-Israel policies at the National Union of Students will fail.

A motion seeking a boycott of Israel was due to be voted on at the NUS annual conference in Sheffield on Tuesday, but did not go ahead due to time constraints.

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Imperial measures up on union’s glamour night

By Zoe Winograd, April 11, 2013

Imperial college JSoc was the surprise big winner at the Union of Jewish Students’ fifth annual awards night.

The London society won the JSoc of the Year award for the first time, breaking the stronghold of Britain’s largest Jewish societies — from Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham — to take the top title.

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Former JSoc president to lead LSE student union

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

A former Jewish Society president has been elected to run the London School of Economics’ Students’ Union.

Jay Stoll won the battle to be the next general secretary of LSE SU following an election race which featured apparently antisemitic remarks made against him.

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New hope in Newcastle

By Zoe Winograd, March 14, 2013

Josh Arad’s mission, as Newcastle University JSoc president, is to “create a home away from home” for all Jewish students.

The third-year medical student was so touched by the welcome afforded to him by young Jewish families in the city that he is now working hard to replicate that atmosphere for others.

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Banking on JSoc growth at Canary Wharf

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

JSocs are spreading into the corporate arena, allowing Jewish employees at major financial and law firms In Canary Wharf to get together for social, cultural and religious activities.

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