Union of Jewish Students

Creating a cross-communal atmosphere

By Daniel Bratt, October 11, 2012

At Birmingham JSoc, cross-communalism is at the centre of our ideals, in line with UJS policy which states that "UJS and J-Soc activities should be open to all Jewish students regardless of religious affiliation or denomination". In reality however, this ideal presents a number of challenges.

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Time to step out of my comfort zone — and start cooking

By Jordan Jacobs, October 4, 2012

Having lived in the Jewish bubble of North-West London for my entire life, I am now taking my first steps into the big, wide world.

Unlike almost all my friends and cohorts at JFS, I have not chosen to go to a “Jewniversity” and instead I am going to be studying at the University of Warwick.

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Winchester first for campus chaplain

September 20, 2012

University of Surrey Jewish chaplain Alexander Goldberg has become the first Jew to give an address at Winchester Cathedral in 900 years.

He spoke on “Disputation to dialogue”, calling for a renewal in Anglican-Jewish dialogue.

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We are ready for new challenges

By Alex Green, September 13, 2012

Everything we do is based around our core values — cross-communalism, peer-leadership and representation.

Our focus this year is prioritising these values and ensuring our work always reflects them.

We aim to ensure that JSoc and UJS events are open to every Jewish student, regardless of how they choose to express their Jewish identity.

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Matisyahu to give exclusive UJS concert

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Rap star Matisyahu will perform an exclusive concert for Jewish students in London later this year.

The American rapper, who shocked fans by shaving off his beard and apparently rejecting his Chasidic beliefs, has been signed up by the Union of Jewish Students.

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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.

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New premises for Notts students

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012

Jewish students in Nottingham will hold social and religious events in new premises when they return for the next academic year.

Deals struck with universities in the city have provided the thriving Jewish student population with new and bigger venues.

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My not-so-stereotypical year in the deep South

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2012

My first reaction to finding out that I was going to be spending my third year of university at the College of Charleston in South Carolina was, it’s fair to say, not entirely positive.

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Amid the failures, bright hopes for future on campus

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

It would be easy to highlight the antisemitic attack which left a young Jew with a broken nose on a student union ski trip as evidence of another depressing and desperate year for Jewish students.

But the past nine months have been a period of relative calm on campuses, albeit one peppered with occasional serious incidents acting as reminders of the constant threat of racism and extremism.

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Israeli ambassador made to feel secure on Liverpool campus

By Marcus Dysch, May 3, 2012

Israel's ambassador to Britain has defied attempts to ban him from a university campus by successfully delivering a lecture in Liverpool.

Daniel Taub spoke amid stringent security measures at Liverpool University on Wednesday after the Israeli Embassy "upped the ante" by sending him to appear in place of his deputy, Alon Roth-Snir.

Students, academics, alumni and trade union members had last

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