On Campus in October 2013

By Anna Sheinman, October 7, 2013

It's been a busy beginning to October. Aish on Campus held their annual welcome Firestarter BBQs across university campuses in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester for over 400 students. Manchester JSoc held its Crawl of Duty for over 90 students and Nottingham Chabad held a sushi welcome lunch for 200 students.

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Campus Notebook: October 4, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013


Fresh from playing at the brand new JW3 in London, top Israeli hip-hop band Hadag Nahash performed for over 200 students at events organised by UJS in Birmingham and Leeds, and then made the trip to Manchester to perform an intimate acoustic set and be interviewed on National Student Radio.



Campus Notebook: September 27, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, September 26, 2013


The new JSoc at Greenwich University is up and running after a successful Freshers’ week. President Nathan Abraham (left) said: “There are eight or nine Jewish people who could become members and quite a few non-Jewish people want to join.”



Temple treasure

September 12, 2013

Gold and silver coins and jewellery made in the 7th century have been discovered at the foot of Temple Mount, Hebrew University researchers said this week. The artefacts were dated to the late Byzantine period. Eilat Mazar, a Hebrew University archaeologist, called the find “a breathtaking discovery”.


What's new on campus in 2013

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

There's a huge amount going on, on campuses across the country. Here's our pick of the very best new things to look out for this year

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Top Tips for Freshers: don't forget the morph suit

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

Being a Fresher is never easy, so we asked seasoned students and recent graduates to offer their top tips.

Jonny Singer, 21, studied history at Cambridge.


Small is beautiful: the rise of the mini-JSoc

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

There are many opportunities to be involved in Jewish life on campus, but for thousands of students, whether they are fresh-faced first years or diligent finalists, their university Jewish Society is the centre of their university experience.


Israeli student wins university apology over bias complaint

By Marcus Dysch, August 29, 2013

An Israeli woman has won the right to compensation and an apology from a university which allowed an anti-Zionist lecturer to oversee her master’s dissertation.

Smadar Bakovic had repeatedly told Warwick University that she was unhappy with Nicola Pratt marking her dissertation on Israeli Arab identity.


Building a Jewish Community on Campus

By Noah Nathan, August 15, 2013

Over the past few years, I have attended, visited and worked at a number of synagogues. Each had members of varying observance and differing customs but what they all shared was the desire to form a community.


Streisand distressed by strictly Orthodox treatment of women

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2013

Barbra Streisand has spoken out against the treatment of Israeli women by strictly Orthodox Jews.

The singer, who was receiving an honorary doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, used her speech to voice concerns over what she regarded as recent incidents of sexism in the country.