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Approx Jewish Students on campus - 100+

Hello, we’re the UCL JSOC. We’re the largest JSOC in London and the reason our university is sometimes known as JEW-CL!. We’re an incredibly diverse society, reflecting the incredible diversity of UCL itself. We have members from all of the world, not the just the country, from many different denominations of Judaism, each with their own traditions and ideas. And we make sure that each and every member is valued and appreciated.

We hold weekly lunches with a casual atmosphere and a variety of speakers. We also work closely with the JLE to bring an additional lunch and learn session to campus every week too. We hold a variety of parties and nights outs, from karaoke to formal balls. And we encourage members from other London JSOCs to visit our events, as we all part of one London jewish family.

President: Natan Djanogly and Clara Fettaya

What is your most memorable moment as J-Soc President?

"Watching the multitude and myriad of different speakers delve into their passions. Whether it be Jewish charities about Jews from Ethiopia to Rabbi's discussing those philosophical questions you always had! Something for everyone."

Whats the best thing about UCL J-Soc?

"The different people you meet. I’ve met people not just from all of the UK, but so many people from America, France, Israel, Mexico etc., the list goes on and on!"
 

Kosher Food & Accommodation

UCL is situated excellently for any student that wants to keep kosher. There are:

Shops in the centre of London with kosher sections, such as the Waitrose in the Brunswick centre less than a 10 minutes walk from UCL.

Shops and restaurants in North-West London, around half an hours commute from campus. Search “Kosher Golders Green/Hendon” for more information.

Kosher meals being held at least twice a week on the UCL campus.

Friday Night Dinners held by both chaplaincy on either Great Portland Street or near Marble Arch, and Chabad on Euston Road. Ask a member about the famous FND Friday dinners. Feel open to ask any member of the committee and we will find you somewhere for a lovely Shabbat meal.

There are many kosher flatshares all over London as well as a Hillel House in Hendon

 

Local Synagogue Information

There are three large Orthodox synagogues in Central London:

Central United Synagogue on Hallam Street/Great Portland Street
Bevis Marks is in the city
Marble Arch Synagogue in Marble Arch

Non-Orthodox synagogues include: 

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
New London Synagogue
Shir Hayim



There is also a Chabad house on Euston Road - as well as various other shuls belonging to different denominations, such as West Central Liberal Synagogue on Maple Street.

 

About UJS

We are the voice of over 8,500 Jewish students, spanning 60 Jewish Societies (J-Socs) on campuses across the UK and Ireland. We are traditional, progressive, cultural and spiritual; we come from the left, centre and right and can be found across religious and political spectrums.

Together we create and deliver powerful campaigns; fighting prejudice, advancing inclusion, and inspiring education and action on the issues that matter to us. 

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