Union of Jewish Students

UJS celebrates success of awareness weeks

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

Non-Jewish students have learnt about kashrut, Shabbat and Israel as part of a new project launched on university campuses across the country.

The Jewish Awareness Weeks, organised by the Union of Jewish Students, provide an opportunity for Jewish students to teach their peers about important aspects of their lives.


Campus notebook: Leeds fraternity raises £400

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

● Students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity in Leeds raised more than £400 for charity at a poker night.

Around 30 students joined the game, held at a casino in the city, last week. It was the fraternity’s first fundraising event – it is hoped £5,000 will be raised in total this academic year.


No half measures as blood donor plan grows

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

Personal tragedy has prompted a Jewish student to set up two charitable schemes that have received national acclaim.

Abigail Kay’s mother, Carol, died in December last year after a long battle with cancer. During the course of her treatment, Mrs Kay required regular blood transfusions.


New JSocs prove size does not matter

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

Two of the country’s newest, and smallest, Jewish Societies are enjoying success less than a year after being set up.

Loughborough University now has its first JSoc, founded by second year student Laura Baker.

The 19-year-old said she was spurred into action after being disappointed at last year’s Freshers’ Fair.


Race is on to be Union of Jewish Students president

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

The battle to be the next president of the Union of Jewish Students is already under way, just a month into the new academic year.

The nomination process has been launched by UJS, with campaigning due to begin on November 19 and voting to be completed by December 16, when the result will be announced at the UJS annual conference.


The UJS presidential election 2012

October 15, 2012

Move over Obama and Romney for this year's real political contest.


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.


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.


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.


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.