Approx Jewish Students on campus - 10+
We are a society for both Jews and non-Jews alike. Our focus is on celebrating the richness of Jewish culture and having fun with our community. Whether you are want to go out with friend, sit down to a Shabbat meal together or just learn more about Jewish customs, festivals and culture, this is the society for you.
President: Ben Menhennett
Some of what we do:
Attend UJS (Union of Jewish students) events around the UK that include conferences, music festivals and network events.
Bring students together to celebrate Jewish events.
Hold events on campus to educate students.
At the moment we are a very small society, with a maximum of 6 members in regular attendance. However with Swansea’s growing reputation as a good place to study, we hope to grow. In order to combat our critically low numbers, we have held regular meetings with the J-Soc in Cardiff, who we intend on cooperating closely with this year too!
Kosher Food & Accommodation
There is no kosher food in Swansea, however members of the local community have meat delivered from London.
Local Synagogue Information
There is a very small Orthodox synagogue that does not have a resident rabbi but holds services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings when possible. They also hold services for all Jewish festivals. Members of the J-Soc also attend the Liberal Synagogue in Cardiff on high holidays and can put people in contact with Cardiff’s Orthodox shul.
The UJS Sabbatical Officer for this campus is Dana