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: Grace Silverstein
Kosher Food & Accommodation
The University of Leeds provides Kosher accommodation in the following halls of residence:
- Montague Burton
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 Shiri