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London Friday Night Dinners

In September 2015, Friday Night Dinners (FND) was set up to provide weekly Friday night dinners for Jewish students living in London. London has 32 different universities across the city and it can be challenging to meet people.

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Announcing Our Living Memory, our latest campaign

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L-R: Liron Velleman, UJS Campaigns Manager; Shakira Martin, NUS President; Mala Tribich MBE; Izzy Lenga, NUS Vice President (Welfare.) Image credit: Joshua Woolf on Twitter

We’re excited to announce Our Living Memory, a joint campaign between UJS, NUS and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Together we’ll be supporting J-Socs and Jewish students to partner with other faith societies and minority groups to remember the Holocaust and the persecution of other groups by the Nazis from 1933 to 1945.

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UJS launches Succot homelessness awareness campaign

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Succot is an excellent opportunity to talk about homelessness, through its themes of vulnerability and the idea of tzedaka. This is to start to conversation on what we can do as students on campus through positive social change. 

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UJS are back at Limmud Festival for 2017!

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Limmud Festival is legendary for creating an incredible five-day Jewish experience that can be whatever you want it to be. From the music and food to learning and lively debate, Limmud is an awesome place to be this winter – and we want you to come with us.

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Let's Talk Business and The Real Deal have returned!

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19 days in Israel and Palestine, eight members of the UJS team and two itineraries: 52 students recently returned from one of three five- and seven-day trips with UJS.

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Mazal Tov! Josh Holt elected to EUJS Board

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Mazal Tov! Our President Josh just returned from Summer U, a five-day programme run by the European Union of Jewish Students. As well as participating in panels, leading and attending seminars and workshops and getting to know fellow Jewish students and student leaders from across the continent, Josh was elected to sit on the EUJS Board (pictured.)

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Our new look: what we've done and why we've done it

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We've come a long way since we were founded in 1919, with four pioneering Jewish Societies forming our Union. We've been through depressions, recessions and the founding of the NHS, the Second World War and the horrors of the Shoah, celebrated the building and founding of the State of Israel, seen 23 British Prime Ministers, and nurtured hundreds of leaders, inspiring impact within and beyond the Jewish community.

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A Level Results Day: the Jewish student guide

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With A Level Results Day on the horizon, we want to share some tips ahead of the big day.

Opening that envelope can be nerve-racking, but getting ready to go to university needn’t be – UJS is here to provide all the information you’ll need in one handy article.

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Another Step in the Right Direction for NUS

 

UJS welcomes the release of NUS’ Race Equity Plan to Tackle Institutional Racism, which looks at a five-year approach to tackling institutional racism experienced by Black, Muslim and Jewish staff, officers and volunteers.

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Chazon 2017: a vision for the year ahead

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Chazon is the name given to the first three weeks of July in the UJS calendar, when the sabbatical team get started. 

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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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