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Exploring Zionism: An exciting week ahead on campus

UJS, in partnership with the Jewish Agency, are delighted to be brining Gil Troy on a campus tour this week. Author of The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, No, Tomorrow, Troy is an expert on Zionism’s history and its thinkers. Troy divides thinkers into six schools of thought, ranging from Labour Zionism, to religious Zionism, to political Zionism.

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World Mental Health Day 2018

It is World Mental Health, and we can be proud to see what we have achieved so far. With our continuous work on not only raising awareness about mental health, but also working towards a healthier, happier university environment, we have achieved a lot, even though there is still room for improvement. 

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Cross-Communal Sukkot Resources

Welcome to UJS’ first cross communal educational Sukkot resource pack!

We have got five inspiring pieces from five educators from within our community, from different denominations and backgrounds to make this sukkot more meaningful!

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UJS CEO succession plans announced

Following five years of supporting UJS Presidents and their teams to take UJS from strength to strength, current CEO, David Davidi-Brown, has announced his intention to move on from the role in 2019.

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UJS Presidential Election 2018 - Key Dates

With the UJS Presidential Elections approaching, this years Returning Officer has a message for potential candidates including key dates!

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UJS statement in response to CST’s Antisemitic Incidents Report

We are concerned by CST’s recent Antisemitic Incidents Report. Whilst the report indicated that the number of antisemitic incidents fell by 8% compared to the first six months of 2017, it was also the second-highest incident total CST has ever recorded for the January to June period of any year. The number of antisemitic incidents affecting students has stayed relatively similar, with just one fewer than the incidents recorded in the first half of 2017. 

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A night of celebration - UJS 10th Annual Student Awards

Thursday 14th June saw UJS host our 10th annual student awards. The evening was a celebration of the hundreds of student leaders and volunteers who have dedicated tens of thousands of hours to leading, defending and enriching Jewish life on campus.

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NUS Reject Self-Determination for Jewish and Palestinian Peoples in Boycott Israel Vote

We are saddened, yet unsurprised, that the National Executive Council of NUS have passed BDS policy at their meeting today. BDS is a tired campaign that has little to no impact on the reality of the situation in Israel and Palestine as well as being highly divisive, dampens progressive voices and often leads to victimisation of Jewish and Israeli students. This motion has been passed through the backdoor, with only 30 members voting, rather than up to 1,000 delegates at National Conference, which has never passed BDS policy.

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Antisemitism Survey: Your opinion matters

Please share your views: online survey

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UJS BDS Statement

UJS is deeply disappointed that students at the University of Sussex voted to renew the Student Union’s BDS policy; a view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is narrow, harmful and one-sided. However, the students who ran the positive counter-campaign should be incredibly proud of the work they have done in portraying an alternative view of the conflict to students. We are working closely with the Jewish Society to ensure the insidious consequences of BDS that we have seen on too many campuses following similar results do not occur in Sussex.

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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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