Jewish students across the UK and Ireland have elected Edward Isaacs as the new UJS President for the 2023-24 academic year!
Once again, close to 1,000 Jewish students across the UK and Ireland have voted in this year’s UJS Presidential election, the results of which were announced at UJS Conference on Sunday, 5th February 2023.
After just one round of voting, Edward Isaacs – former President of the Bristol Jewish Society – was announced as the winner of the election at the end of the annual UJS Conference where over 300 Jewish students voted on new policies for UJS.
The election took place over two weeks of brilliant campaigning by three dedicated candidates. Hustings were held in both Cambridge and Leeds.
Edward Isaacs’ “Led By Ed” manifesto covered a wide range of issues around Jewish student life. These included establishing a “Year Abroad Network”, providing Mental Health First Aid training for Jewish Societies, and holding the National Union of Students to account over their Antisemitism Action Plan.
Following the announcement of his victory, Edward Isaacs said:
“UJS has been a huge part of my life over the last 3 years and it is such an honour to now have the opportunity to lead an organisation that means so much to so many people. It was a privilege to run alongside Abel and Gav. Joel Rosen is leaving enormous shoes to fill with Jewish students being better off for his leadership of UJS. I am really looking forward to getting to work!”
Incumbent UJS President, Joel Rosen, commented:
“I want to congratulate Ed on his victory. Jewish students are lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate leader and I know the organisation will be in safe and experienced hands when he takes over this summer”