Out of the Darkness

In 2020, UJS launched a campaign to commemorate Yom Hashoah virtually, no matter where you are in the world, and no matter your resources. As many of us cannot leave our houses, we commemorated by using an item that brings about light and take a photo of it in a dark room. This could be anything, including a candle, a match, a lighter or a torch light from a phone.

It was posted on social media with the #OutoftheDarkness and UJS was tagged. The out the darkness campaign 2020 encouraged students to create their own light of remembrance to show that they will never forget.

We all must remember the Shoah to ensure that that we continue to learn from the lessons of the past. Through hardship and division, we have shown that we are able to stand together through the uncertain times and come out of the Darkness and towards the light.

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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