Union of Jewish Students

Be careful who our friends are

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

I'm at a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy. People are waving Israeli flags around me, chanting in support of Israel's right to defend its citizens. A Californian rabbi is speaking about the Jewish state. As a proud Zionist, I should be in my comfort zone. But I've rarely felt more uncomfortable in my life.

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Leeds JSoc row symbolises wider campus split

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

The squabbling over Leeds JSoc's withdrawn invitation to American lawyer Brooke Goldstein is a further symptom of an as yet unreported broiges bubbling away under the surface of intra-community relations.

For some time now the traditional Jewish communal bodies of the Union of Jewish Students and Board of Deputies – the "establishment" if you will – have experienced some feather-ruffling fr

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Reflections on an extraordinary fundraising campaign

By Daniel Clyne, February 9, 2012

Over the past two months, I have had the privilege to be part of one of the most inspiring demonstrations of collective action and Jewish values that could be conceived of by any Jewish Society.

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We should welcome non-Jews - on or off the pitch

By Sam Mohr, January 21, 2012

On January 2 I took part in the JUEFA cup, a 5-aside football competition for young Jews, competing for a prize to win a trip to Israel. The evening, although fraught with four tough losses together with our one scraping win, was highly enjoyable.

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NUS attacks Israeli firms

By Marcus Dysch, January 12, 2012

The Union of Jewish Students is "disappointed and surprised" after the National Union of Students launched a campaign challenging the practices of two Israeli-linked companies.

NUS urged students to encourage colleges to consider cancelling contracts with Veolia and Eden Springs.

French waste-management company Veolia has repeatedly been targeted by anti-Israel groups over its links to the J

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NUS criticised for building boycotts not bridges

By Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2012

The Union of Jewish Students has said it is "disappointed and surprised" after the National Union of Students launched a campaign challenging the practices of two Israeli-linked companies.

NUS urged students to encourage their universities to consider cancelling contracts with Veolia and Eden Springs.

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Brotherhood that UJS should work with

By Max Sobell, December 16, 2011

As an attendee of the UJS Conference last Sunday, a member of the Upsilon Kappa Alpha chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity in Nottingham and a committee member for Nottingham JSoc, I was appalled to see a motion go through that was not in the spirit of the conference; and was merely a vendetta.

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UJS should play a different game

By James Lewis, December 8, 2011

Sunday's UJS elections showed that it sees itself as a religious and political organisation with social issues coming a very distant third. I was dismayed to see that my proposal for UJS to hold social sport events other than the Juefa cup was rejected.

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'UJS has failed - now it's time for change'

By Marcus Dysch, December 1, 2011

The Union of Jewish Students elects its new president on Sunday, with law student Alex Green the only candidate standing to lead the union.

The solitary application appears to represent Jewish students' significant loss of interest in the role.

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