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UJS Hosts Annual Israel Student Awards

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Getting involved in something bigger - Dana Winter

I am writing this on my last day as part of the UJS Sabbatical Team 2018-2019. I can’t believe it’s been 10 months (to the day) since we had our first Chazon session, since I moved to London and embarked on this year of adventures.

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March of the living 2019 - Rebecca Lewis and Dana Winter

As part of our role as UJS Sabbatical Officers, we received many different opportunities throughout the year to support our students. One of these opportunities has been our recent trip to Poland, to participate on March of the Living as part of the student bus.

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Yom Ha’atzmaut 2019- Happy Birthday Israel!

Happy Birthday Israel!  

Sitting here writing this, while scrolling through headline after headline, looking at picture after picture and video after video of what is happening back home, it’s scary (petrifying even) but also empowering to an extent. Jews have always faced some sort of persecution or attack and yet we are still here, and not only are we here but we are celebrating 71 years of Independence.

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Cross-Communal Pessach Resources

Welcome to UJS’ Pesach themed, cross-communal educational resource!
Five leading educators from within our community, from different denominations and backgrounds, have produced in partnership with UJS, four awesome pieces to inspire you this Pesach! (plus an extra activity launched by Lead for your dinner table..) Click here to read more!


UJS Student Awards 2019!

Last night, the 16th of April, we hosted our annual UJS Student awards where over 120 students, partners and community came together to celebrate everything that was achieved on campus over the last year. We received almost 100 nominations, and we were proud to see our campus leaders come together for this special evening to acknowledge the amazing work they have done.

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Be bold, be strong, be idealistic and challenge us all to be better- Arieh Miller

Since my time as a student (Leeds University ‘07-’10) I have been overwhelmingly impressed by the work of UJS. From the thousands of Friday night dinners served, to the game-changing national campaigns, to representing and standing up for students on campus; UJS is a dynamic, boundary-pushing and difference-making movement, and I am excited to be a part of it once more.

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Building a mentally healthy Jewish student community - Philippa Carr

It’s Sunday 31st March 7.40am (after the clocks have gone forward) and I’m at Paddington Station bound for Bristol Temple Meads. I’m talking to my inner self and asking, “Remind me why I do this job?” Not only is it very early on a Sunday, but it’s Mothers’ Day and my two teenage daughters are miffed that they’re not going to be able to post mother and daughter selfies on their social media feeds. I’m also feeling a bit guilty that I probably won’t have a chance to speak to my own mother today as I’ll be home too late. I try to remain resolute, thinking of my quest for purpose today rather than pure pleasure.

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Israeli Elections 2019 - Aaron Benderski

So the Israeli elections are almost upon us, and I was tasked with simplifying the process to understand what is going on.

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Be proud, be passionate, and maybe a little more patient and pragmatic

Two weeks ago, I was with students at UJS Liberation Conference. A few days later I was sharing my experience of being an LGBT+ Jew on an interfaith panel at Cardiff university. As my penultimate week as UJS CEO, this seemed a fitting farewell to supporting UJS Presidents and their teams fighting for Jewish students and all marginalised groups to live fully and freely without fear of harassment or hatred.

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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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