Universities

Chaplaincy: Demand grows on universities' guardian angels

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

Few Jewish organisations in Britain have the geographical reach achieved by University Jewish Chaplaincy.

Chaplaincy families work to help thousands of students around the country every year with issues ranging from a desire to have a Friday night dinner, to serious health problems and even criminal matters.

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University students disrupt Israeli ambassador talk

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

A talk by Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub at Edinburgh University, organised by the Politics and International Relations Society and attended by 150 students on Wednesday evening, was disrupted by chanting students waving Palestinian flags.

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A just war? That’s just not Jewish, says ex-envoy

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

Peter Jenkins, Britain’s former representative on the International Atomic Energy Agency, has told the debating union at Warwick University that a just war is not a Jewish notion.

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Taxpayer-funded discrimination

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 23, 2012

How far should the British state go in enforcing the private religious prejudices of its citizens?

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Can you read Yiddish? Speakers sought for historical documents

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2012

Yiddish speakers are being sought in order to uncover some of the secrets of Jewish immigrants to London’s East End in the late 19th and early 20th century.

As they built lives in this country, they set up Yiddish newspapers and workers began to organise themselves in unions representing trades such as the garment industry.

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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.

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Students celebrate Sukkot at UK universities

October 11, 2012

Students celebrated Yom Tov in succahs erected on campuses, at student unions and by chaplains and the Union of Jewish Students.

Nottingham Chabad provided nearly 2,000 pieces of sushi at a party attended by around 130 students. One of the city’s top sushi chefs prepared food for the evening, organised by Rabbi Mendy Lent.

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First Israeli student to receive scholarship at British university

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2012

The first scholarship programme to support an Israeli at a British university has welcomed its inaugural student.

Elad Almog will spend a year studying for a Masters in international hotel and tourism marketing at Oxford Brookes University as part of the Scholarship for Israel scheme.

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Gone, but not exactly forgotten

By Angela Epstein, October 7, 2012

The car was crammed to bursting point. Clothes, towels, bedding, boxes of cornflakes, a ritzy new desk lamp, 400 home-made frozen mini-meals and a Himalayan mound of kosher pot noodles all packed into the boot and piled on to the back seat.

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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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