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Shavuot Resources

UJS is delighted to present to you: A Student’s Guide to Shavuot!!!

This is a guide for all, inclusive of all Jewish students regardless of religious denomination or previous knowledge.

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Save A Life Party!

Join Jewish youth movements and students for the great Save A Life Party. Judge Rinder will host a carousel of celebrities and entertainers including Love Island’s Eyal Booker, and comedians Joe Bor, Rachel Creeger and Simon Brodkin. 

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UJS Student Awards 2020

Last night (19th May) we hosted our 12th Annual Student Awards, celebrating the exceptional work of Jewish students up and down the country over the past year. Refusing to allow the COVID-19 Pandemic to halt celebrations, we moved the awards online. Over 150 people viewed the event live, hosted on Facebook and Zoom, celebrating Jewish student life on campus, recognising the incredible hard work and difference made by students!

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UJS Student Awards 2020 - And the nominees are...

After receiving over 100 nominations, we are delighted to announce this year’s nominees for the 2020 UJS Student Awards!

Sign up to join us for this wonderful evening here!

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Yom Ha’atzmaut 2020

Today Israel turns 72 years old. In historical terms, it is a very young country indeed. My paternal grandma’s birth certificate notes that she was born in Mandatory Palestine - its birth is in living memory. Despite its adolescence and small size, as a collective we have much to be proud of on this day.

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Understanding the Holocaust: A Student Perspective

In partnership with Yom Hashoah UK, we will be running a session looking at four survivor testimonies in particular. Aiming to create a safe space to ask questions, understand the Holocaust and how we can bring Holocaust Education back to campus.

AIRING: Tuesday, April 21st 2020 - 2:10pm-2:55pm 

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Pesach Resources

UJS is delighted to present to you: A Student’s Guide to Passover!!!

It is filled with education around the Seder, tips and tricks for running your own Seder,

Passover tunes, yummy recipes and many many more chapters for you to delve into over the coming weeks.

This is a guide for all, inclusive of all Jewish students regardless of religious denomination or previous knowledge.

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Multifaith Monday: My Parliamentor Journey so far…

Following on from the student and chaplain-led interfaith partnership project in 2019 that I worked on, I finished that project wanting more. The Parliamentor programme provided me with the next opportunity to further my involvement and further signified the value and importance of interfaith centred projects. 

 

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Why you should volunteer during the Corona Crisis

‘If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” – the famous Hillel quote from ethics of our father 1:14. As we are living in unprecedented times, where social interactions is all but forbidden, yet the need for social responsibility could not be more important, I couldn’t help but think of this quote.

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Vayakhel-Pekudei and Coronavirus - Give until we are asked to stop giving

This week in Shul we will read Vayakhel-Pekudei. Although of course we wont. Some will read it at home. Some will read it with family. And some will watch it on a live stream. But however you are engaging with this week’s parasha, it almost certainly won’t be in a synagogue, anywhere in the world.

This has been a real topsy turvey week. Nothing makes sense. Nobody has seen this before. Not through two world wars, not through major world catastrophes. This really is unprecedented.

In Vayakhel-Pekudei the People of Israel are given the instructions on how to build the Mishkan (tabernacle). They are asked to donate the required materials. They give so generously that Moses has to ask them to stop giving.

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