Enjoy the video below and our introductions to the talented team working with and for you this year.
We are delighted to announce the UJS Team 2018-19!
Hannah Rose – UJS President Elect
I’m Hannah and I’m the President-elect of UJS. I’m currently a 4th year student of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Bristol, and I spent my last year working in the Jewish community in Buenos Aires and studying in Portugal. I’ve spent my last 4 years talking about J-Soc, politics and my other love, lacrosse. I’m so excited to get onto campus next year, hear from you and help you shape your union!'
Grace Diamond – Sabbatical Officer
‘I am currently completing my first year as a sabbatical officer at UJS, where I am also a René Cassin Human Rights Fellow. I studied at Leeds Beckett University where I was Leeds J-Soc president and completed a semester abroad at the John Molson School of Business. I enjoy being outside and love any form of adventure where I can meet new people and experience different cultures.’
Rebecca Lewis – Sabbatical Officer
‘A Londoner born and bred, at the age of 18 I decided to venture past Watford and chose to study English Literature and Theatre at the University of Leeds. In Leeds, I consciously took a step away from the Jewish bubble, and subsequently learnt the importance of my Jewish identity, and found myself having to educate my peers about what it means to be Jewish. As well as studying for my degree, I was also the Unit Head for Jewish Camps USA which helped young people get placed at Jewish camps in America, which is something I am particularly passionate about after spending two summers at Tamarack Camps in Michigan (USA). In my spare time, I am often listening to music that is ‘before my time’, reading novels, coming up with incredible puns (subject to opinion), travelling, or researching a weird conspiracy theory. I am very excited for the next year, and my aim is to bring something new to UJS.’
Dana Winter – Sabbatical Officer
‘I am from Vienna, Austria, where I grew up in an international environment, attending the French Lycée. I moved to the UK in 2015 to study at the University of Leeds, where I became involved in my J-Soc very quickly. I was elected president in the first semester of my first year, and throughly enjoyed my time on committee. I also got involved with NUS and represented my University at conference 2017 and 2018. Besides my passion for the Jewish community, I love to bake, travel and go for a boogie.’
Daniel Kosky – Campaigns Oraganiser
‘I grew up in Ruislip (I know, outside the Jewish bubble!). I spent secondary school at JFS and then went on to study international relations at the University of Nottingham. It was there where I found my passion for student activism, becoming Campaigns Officer of my Jsoc and representing my Students' Union at NUS Conference as a delegate.’
We are also extremely pleased that alongside the new team, some familiar faces will stay on:
- Emanuele Boccia – Programmes Manager
- David Davidi-Brown - Chief Executive Officer
- Louise Cohen - Finance and Logistics Co-Ordinator
- Noah Levy -Israel Programmes Executive
- Nick Sunshine – Communications and Fundraising Manager
- Natacha Woodcock – Operations Manager
We are incredibly excited to welcome the new team members in July. We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who will be leaving us this summer:
- Josh Holt – UJS President (one year)
- Liron Velleman – Campaigns Manager (one year, previously one year as Campaigns Officer)
- Daniel Rafaeli – J-Soc Officer (one year)
- Kathryn Rose – J-Soc Officer (one year)
- Hannah Sharon - Communications Officer (two years)
- Rebecca Filer – Campaigns Officer (one year)
- Sam Gold – Campaigns Officer (one year)
- Lindsay Davidson - Finance Director
Thanks for all your hard work, and best of luck in the future! Keep and eye out for leaving blogs coming soon...!