J-Socs

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Approx Jewish Students on campus - 700+

Oxford JSoc is the social, cultural, religious and pastoral home of Jewish students in Oxford. The JSoc acts as a home away from home for all Jewish students, with frequent events and opportunities which are open to all. We run weekly kosher Friday night dinners, which often attract up to 100 Jewish students, and Shabbat lunches, as well as regular educational, social, and social action events. Most of our events happen in the Oxford Jewish Centre, Oxford’s main synagogue which is less than a ten minute walk from Oxford’s city centre.

In recent terms, we have organised events ranging from homeless drives to interfaith discussion groups, and from JSoc Take Me Out to Jewbilation, which involves 200 attendees dancing the hora to Jewish tunes. Oxford JSoc also works very closely with our chaplains, Tracey and Rabbi Michael Rosenfeld-Schueler, who help us with event organisation and more general support for all Jewish students in Oxford.

Our President for Michaelmas Term 2020 is Guy Dabby-Joory, and our Vice President for the term is Avigail Harris.

 

Kosher Food & Accommodation

In addition to the kosher meals we host in the Oxford Jewish Centre every Friday night and Shabbat lunch during term-time, we also have very popular 3-course kosher dinners every weekday during term. Any enquiries about meals can be directed to [email protected]

Kosher food is also available in Oxford from Sainsbury’s on Cowley Road and at the Slager Jewish Student Centre, which is run by Chabad.

 

Unfortunately, no colleges offer kosher accommodation at present.

 

Local Synagogue Information

There are three Jewish congregations in Oxford:

The Oxford Jewish Congregation

Masorti Group

Progressive Jewish Group

 

Visit the JSOC at www.oxfordjsoc.co.uk

The UJS Sabbatical Officer for this campus is Amanda

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