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Approx Jewish Students on campus - 500+

CUJS, home to one of the most prestigious Universities in the world, and our J-Soc definitely doesn’t disappoint. J-Soc is home away from home regardless of how involved you wish to be. With a huge variety of events and a consistently amazing Friday night, it really is the best Jewish society in the country,” Alex Cohen 

We welcome everyone, no matter what your religious or cultural background! We aim for a real cross-communal environment, and we truly offer something for everyone! 

Presidents for Michaelmas Term 2020: Abe Tolley and Rafi Levy  

Whats the best thing about Cambridge J-Soc?

Cambridge Jsoc hosts weekly Friday night dinners with a lovely 3 course meal featuring everything from Challah & Chicken Soup to a late night Tisch. We hold various socials and events for Jewish holidays, as well as events such as Booze for Jews, pub quizzes to kosher formals, Barbecues and more! Beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat services - both egalitarian and traditional, High-profile political speakers, and various interfaith projects.

Kosher Food & Accommodation

 Cambridge has a Chabad centre, and Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue! In terms of Kosher food, although you’ll be able to get almost everything you need from the local Sainsbury’s, there are a few shops that stock Kosher foods. Derby Stores has a small stock of Kosher bread, cheeses, meat, pot noodles and other condiments. They will also take orders for deliveries from London. JSoc receives orders of food from Just Kosher every few weeks. If you’d like to order Kosher food, contact the Canteen Treasurer, currently Avi Lederman!

Jewish Chaplains: Elazar & Alyssa Symon

Local Synagogue Information


There are two main options in Cambridge:

Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue (Reform)
Cambridge Traditional Jewish Congregation (Orthodox)

The UJS Sabbatical Officer for this campus is Gil

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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