On the run

March 22, 2012

Five Cambridge University students took time away from their their studies last week to run the Jerusalem half-marathon in support of an Israeli charity helping special needs children from any religion.

Running in torrential rain - and even a few snowflakes - Jesus College students David Shaw and Dan Barnett led the group, finishing in under two hours.


Building to shul target

March 15, 2012

Cambridge professors and students were among the 140 guests at a dinner at the historic Great Hall at St John's College in aid of the Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue building project.

Organiser, Professor Fiona Karet Frankl, was delighted by the support for Saturday's event, "which has raised well over £30,000 towards our goal.


Protests planned for Strauss-Kahn Cambridge speech

By Jessica Elgot, March 9, 2012

Two protesters have been arrested for apparently vandalising the Cambridge Union, ahead of a talk by controversial French economist Domique Strauss-Kahn.


Strauss-Kahn invitation sparks Cambridge row

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2012

Cambridge University students have launched a campaign to block the visit of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to one of the country's oldest debating chambers.

Mr Strauss-Kahn, who resigned from his post last year amid allegations of sexual assault, and who more recently was questioned by police about his involvement in a prostitution ring, is due to speak about economic policy at the Ca


Limmud's Cambridge education finds a highly receptive audience

By Bernard Josephs, November 10, 2011

"A Cambridge education on a single day" was offered to a crowd of more than 700 at the Limmud held in the city on Sunday.

They heard eminent speakers and engaged in discussions on weighty topics such as the future of Israel. There were also lighter sessions and, for the younger family members, fun activities - for example, the messy business of making hummus.


A lecture by Professor Guy Strousma:the first Oxford Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions.

By Woolf Institute, October 27, 2011
Tuesday 22 November
5:00pm - 7:00pm


BOOK LAUNCH: Christian-Jewish Relations, 1000-1300: Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom.

By Woolf Institute, October 25, 2011
Wednesday 23 November


Clubhouse off to a flyer

By Jessica Elgot, September 27, 2011

Twenty daring volunteers leapt out of a plane to raise £24,000 for a charity helping disadvantaged Jewish teenage boys.

Ari Leaman of the Boys' Clubhouse in Hendon said participants in the Cambridgeshire skydive included staff, former service users and friends.

Proceeds will go towards providing an activity and training service for around 50 youngsters dealing with drug addiction, homelessn


Cantab, you have one hour

By Simon Rocker, September 27, 2011

Cambridge University has extended the deadline to allow observant Jews to vote for its next Chancellor, because of Succot.

The election to find a successor to Prince Philip has been fixed for Friday October 13 - the second day of Succot - and the following Shabbat.

But according to university regulations, those eligible to vote (anyone with a Cambridge MA or higher degree) must do so in pers