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UJS Presidential Candidate Nominations 2019 - NOW OPEN

Students, it’s your turn!

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN IN THE UJS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Want to be the UJS President 2019-2020? Want to represent 8,500 Jewish students nationally and internationally? Want to lead your national union, create ground-breaking campaigns and combat antisemitism on a national scale?

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UJS Antisemitism Awareness Training

As you may have seen on our social media channels, UJS’ new antisemitism awareness training programme is in full-swing. The training programme, launched this year, provides sessions on antisemitism awareness for students’ union sabbatical officers and staff. The training also gives SU officers and staff the tools to support their Jewish students on campus. The sessions are being delivered by Campaigns Organiser Daniel Kosky and Campaigns Sabbatical Officer Bradley Langer.

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STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE HIGH HOLY DAYS: Sukkot

Halfway through Sukkot? Not sure what to do for Shmeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah? Need some ideas on how to get the community together? Well UJS is here to help with brief introductions to the festivals and different ways to bring the community together on Sukkot. This sneak preview to the next Student Guide to the High Holy Days has introductions to the festivals, activities and as mandated at UJS Conference, a Sukkot Homelessness Appeal. 

Including ideas inspired by students across campuses, this is a great educational resource useful for every J-Soc and every Jewish Student on campus. 

Made as a great guideline to begin discussion on Sukkot, every J-Soc can tailor it to their own community. It can inspire great discussion surrounding Sukkot and the ideas the Holy Days provoke. 

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STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE HIGH HOLY DAYS: Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur? Ready to reflect? Staying at University? Don’t know how to get involved? Well, UJS is here to help once again with different discussion points and activities that you can do on and around Yom Kippur to understand and process the High Holy Day. Yom Kippur is a time to reflect on the previous year and look to the year ahead. This sneak preview to the next Student Guide to the High Holy Days has talking points, activities and some words of wisdom to leave you thinking on Yom Kippur.

Including ideas inspired by students across campuses, this is a great educational resource useful for every J-Soc and every Jewish student on campus.

Made as a great guideline to begin discussions on Yom Kippur, every J-Soc can tailor it to their own community. It can inspire great discussions surrounding Yom Kippur and the ideas that the Holy Day provokes.

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UJS Presidential Elections 2019

With the new academic year starting, the UJS Presidential Elections are already approaching!

Here is this year’s Returning Officer with a message for you, along with key dates:

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STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE HIGH HOLY DAYS: Rosh Hashanah (first edition)

At University for the High Holy Days? Rosh Hashanah right around the corner? Not sure what events to plan? Well, worry no more, as UJS have created the first in the series of A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO THE HIGH HOLY DAYS! Beginning with the Rosh Hashanah edition, this will give a brief introduction to the festival, as well as some great ideas of events to host on your campus. With a range of talking points, poetry, recipes and many more ideas, this is a great foundation to planning events for your J-Soc, that are as  cross-communal as possible.

By including ideas inspired by students across campuses, this has created an educational resource that is useful to every J-Soc, big and small.

It has also been made so that each J-Soc can tailor it to their own community and make every Rosh Hashanah event unique. Each J-Soc can utilise these guidelines and begin to foster further ideas on how to celebrate the High Holy Days. This is a resource that will keep on expanding and we are extremely excited about its release. This is a great addition to services on campus, and a great way to come together. With the Yom Kippur booklet on its way, use this resource to its full capability!

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#UJS100 Exhibition - An inspiring evening


Last night saw more than 150 UJS alumni and friends attend the #UJS100 Exhibition Launch at JW3. A truly memorable, nostalgic and inspiring evening was shared with past and present UJS team, members and supporters.

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UJS100 update

 

UJS have taken the difficult decision to cancel the first official London event on Sunday (30th June) to celebrate UJS 100. We have had a huge amount of interest in our centenary celebrations, but unfortunately many of our alumni are unavailable on that date and therefore we’ve taken the decision to focus our limited resources on creating wider and further reaching events for UJS 100. We will still be holding many events throughout the year, including an exciting exhibition launch on September 18th at JW3 – put the date in your diary! Please also note the event in Israel continues as planned!

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Universities Minister calls for universities to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Universities Minister Chris Skidmore said today in a letter to Vice-Chancellors that universities must do more to stamp out antisemitism on campus.

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Work for UJS! Apply Now

Apply now to be part of the permanent team at UJS, for the role of Education and Programmes Manager.

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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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