Leeds

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Approx Jewish Students on campus - 1000+

Leeds J-Soc is an active community providing a range of events, from peer led weekly lunch and learns, Friday Night Dinners, social action projects and everything in-between. With a vibrant student community there are also three on campus Rabbis there to support all students as well as the 16 committee members. Leeds J-Soc aims to unconditionally support all Jewish students. We are for students, by students.

The Hillel house on the Uni of campus (close to the city center) is an amazing building offering lots of room to chill, study, have lunch in the cafeteria, etc. In the Hillel house is also a Shul, and it is the space we use for all our activities, such as Predrinks, Jewish holidays, services, Lunch and learn, etc.

President: Adam Grossman

Kosher Food & Accommodation

The University of Leeds provides Kosher accommodation in the following halls of residence: 

  • Montague Burton
  • Leodis

Leeds Beckett provides kosher accommodation dependant on demand, and there are also some residential spaces available at the Leeds Hillel house.

The University Union sells kosher food, the Morrison’s in the Merrion Centre and there is a Jewish community in North Leeds where there are kosher grocery stores, bakeries and butchers.

Leeds Hillel also provides Kosher Lunches. As well as on Wednesday’s a free meaty lunch during the J-Soc event Lishma.

Local Synagogue Information

There are many synagogues in North Leeds from a range of denominations that are always happy to have students join in on services and community activities. 

Leeds JSoc also run regular services for all chaggim, both orthodox and egalitarian.There are many synagogues in North Leeds from a range of denominations that are always happy to have students join in on services and community activities.

The UJS Sabbatical Officer for this campus is Dana

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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