Union of Jewish Students

Glitzy night out at the UJS 'Oscars'

By Mark Larah, April 3, 2014

“Dazzling”, “inspiring” and “where’s Ellen?” were just some of the phrases heard at the UJS awards night.

It was a glitzy affair with some 200 people — nominees, parents and guests — gathered at JW3 to celebrate the contributions to Jewish student life made by hundreds of JSoc committee members, activists, and educators throughout the year.

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Fancy a job at UJS?

By Joe Tarsh, January 29, 2014

The Union of Jewish Students has existed for 40 years.

Before UJS, there was an "Inter-University Federation of Jewish Students". Both organisations have been made up of individual, campus-based Jewish Societies (JSocs) - providing representation, support, training and fun for young Jewish people as they embark on their university careers.

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UJS elects first female president for seven years

By Charlotte Oliver, December 19, 2013

The Union of Jewish Students is to have its first female president in seven years after Nottingham undergraduate Ella Rose was elected to the position with a large majority.

The result was announced at the union’s annual national conference. Ms Rose, a 20-year-old final-year history and politics student, said she was “excited to embrace the opportunities and challenges” that lay ahead.

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UJS Elections: It’s Mr Motivator versus Ms Experience

By Charlotte Oliver, November 29, 2013

Third-year students Raphi Diamond and Ella Rose have launched their campaigns to be the next Union of Jewish Students’ president.

The two candidates have spent the week touring campuses across the country and meeting members of Jewish Societies in a bid to gain support.

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Two-person race for UJS president

By Charlotte Oliver, November 20, 2013

Campaigns were launched this week for the top role in Jewish student politics, UJS president, with two third-year students in the running.

Ella Rose is studying history and politics at the University of Nottingham. She hopes to use her experience as JSoc’s Israel campaigns officer to drive UJS forward as a “grassroots, peer-led organisation”.

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Student questions answered

By Simon Rocker, September 30, 2013

A young science graduate has published a book explaining the Jewish attitude towards other faiths based on his campus experiences in London.

Sina Cohen, who was president of the Jewish society at Royal Holloway, University of London from 2008-11, hopes that The Jewish Position on Other Religions will be helpful to students.

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Small is beautiful: the rise of the mini-JSoc

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

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.

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UJS cooks up feast of Israeli culture

By Anna Sheinman, August 15, 2013

The Union of Jewish Students has taken steps to strengthen its cultural ties with Israel.

New initiatives include a YouTube channel with an Israeli cooking programme filmed in the demonstration kitchen at the UJS new base at JW3 in London.

It is also planning a series of concerts on campus by famous Israeli band Hadag Nachash.

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Creating a safe space for minority students

By Zoe Winograd, May 17, 2013

“Feminism is seen as a dirty word within the Jewish community and I want this to change.” That is the view of Melissa Leigh, co-chair of the new Union of Jewish Students Women’s Network.

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Students tell Israel to stop Bedouin ‘eviction’

By Simon Rocker, May 9, 2013

Jewish youth and students in Britain have protested to Israeli leaders over a proposed Knesset bill to relocate Bedouin families who live in the Negev desert.

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