Rabbi Yitzchok Kaye – the ManUJew – will be providing kosher sandwiches for students on campuses in Manchester this year.
He expects to serve around 1,500 meals each term from his base in Fallowfield. Manchester University has also granted Rabbi Kaye access to campus facilities to provide hot kosher food.
He said: “The university is blazing the way forward and is a terrific example to other universities that kosher food is important and should be supplied.”
UJS has launched a Jewish Student Law Network.
The initiative is part of chair Alex Dwek’s pledge to do more to provide career guidance and assistance for students and is being run by Richard Verber, director of programmes and education.
Jonathan Morris, partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner, welcomed students and lawyers to a succah-based event overlooking the River Thames. More than 70 people attended.
Workshops will take place in December to help candidates find internships at law firms and a dinner is planned for 2011. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Couples from the University Jewish Chaplaincy team spent a weekend on an intensive training course at a kosher hotel in Pontefract, west Yorkshire.
Chaplains participated in sessions covering educational programming, planning and listening skills.
UJC chief executive Ian Kamiel said: “It was especially valuable for the three new couples to learn more about the vital role they will play in giving practical, spiritual, and emotional support to Jewish students.”
The charity also hosted a whisky-tasting evening to thank chaplains past and present. Participants learnt how whisky is made at the Balvenie distillery.
An animated viral video campaign targeting Muslim and Jewish students was screened at 10 universities.
The Coexistence Trust aimed to increase awareness of the similarities between the two faiths.
It focused on three areas of Islamic and Jewish joint religious practice – male circumcision, kosher and halal food, and gender equality.