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


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!


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


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


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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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


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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UJS statement in response to CST Antisemitic Incidents Report, January-June 2017

The CST Antisemitic Incidents Report for the first half of 2017 indicates a disturbing increase in abuse and attacks targeted at Jewish people in the UK, with 767 incidents that constitute a 30% increase compared to the same period in 2016.

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Manhigut returns with a wealth of knowledge

Last week, a group of ten British students and UJS team members returned from a week-long trip to Israel and Palestine.Highlights of the trip included meeting Tal Shalev, a journalist who has been writing about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for many years;

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