Approx Jewish Students on campus - 300+
The Edinburgh Jewish Society is a friendly, pluralistic society. Students from all Jewish backgrounds and anyone interested in Judaism or Jewish culture are welcome to join in on all of our programming and social events, from Friday night dinners to weekly bagel lunches.
Edinburgh JSoc is a warm and welcoming society located in a great city. It is not far from places like Durham and Glasgow and there is a good relationship between JSocs in the Northern Region.
President: Elie Glaser
Old Town, Grassmarket, Newtown, Bellevue/Canonmills and Leith are all popular student destinations with a variety of pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants that will appeal to all students. The Royal Mile is also good for cafes, restaurants and pubs and the Edinburgh University Student Union is great for club nights.
Kosher Food & Accommodation
There are a number of supermarkets within walking distance of the city centre that stock kosher food, including challah. There are also fortnightly shipments from Mark's Deli in Glasgow which arrive at the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation, the orthodox synagogue in Edinburgh.
Unfortunately, there is no kosher accommodation for students, but it is certainly possible to maintain kashrut in private accommodation, and a number of students do this each year. The Jewish Society is happy to offer help to this end.
Jewish Chaplains: Eliran and Ayala Shabo
Local Synagogue Information
There are two synagogues in Edinburgh:
The Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation is the city's Orthodox synagogue
Sukkat Shalom is the Liberal community
There is also a Chabad on Campus
Furthermore, there are occasional student-led egalitarian Friday night prayer services
The UJS Sabbatical Officer for this campus is Emi