November is well underway and JSocs are busy as usual...
J.E.W kicked off on November 11, taking university campuses by storm up and down the country. One particular highlight was the omnipresence of two Ethiopian Jewish students, Ashager Araro and Rivka Avera, who toured campuses across the UK telling their stories to captivated audiences.
A group of Aberystwyth residents are up in arms over the exclusion of Orthodox Jews from their holiday homes.
Aberystwyth University has historically rented 150 student houses to members of Manchester’s Charedi community every August, for the past 20 years. This saw an influx of around a thousand Orthodox Jews to the area.
Religious organisations that hold free events on campus are preventing students from developing a genuine commitment to Judaism and Israel, the executive director of the Union of Jewish Students has warned.
David Brown, who joined UJS in June, said groups offering these events were detracting from the work of campus Jewish societies.