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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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Welcome to the UJS Team 2019-2020

We are excited to announce the UJS Sabbatical Team 2019-2020!

After multiple rounds of interviews, we are so excited to have put together the team to work with your J-Socs over the next year. Everyone is looking forward to facilitate and support your activities on campus. Esther and all of the other officers can't wait to continue leading, defending and enriching Jewish life on Campus in UJS' 100th year and beyond. Keep reading to find out more about the new team!

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UJS Meets with Universities Minister

UJS President Hannah Rose and Campaigns Organiser Daniel Kosky met with Universities Minister Chris Skidmore along with the Jewish Leadership Council, CST and the Antisemitism Policy Trust. Topics discussed included recent incidents on campus, challenges facing Jewish students and the ways in which the government can support Jewish students.

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UJS statement in response to actions announced by the University of Essex Vice-Chancellor

The Union of Jewish Students welcomes the University of Essex Vice-Chancellor’s condemnation of antisemitism. We commend the swift, strong and supportive action taken, including suspension of the staff member in question and a full investigation. We look forward to seeing the progress of a review into support for Jewish students and staff. Assurances of the establishment of a Jewish society regardless of the vote are most welcome.

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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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