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Thoughts this Tu Bishvat

Thoughts this Tu Bishvat by Jodie Franks

Tu Bishvat is the celebration of the beginning of the new year for trees, in particular fruit trees. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Shvat, which was chosen because it marks the passage of four months since the rainy season in Israel has ended.

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Jewish Students Take A Stand Against Islamophobia

Nina Freedman, UJS President 2021-22

Many of you will have seen the comments recently made by the chair of the JNF, Samuel Hayek. Many notable members of the Jewish community have spoken out about Mr Hayek’s comments, demonstrating that Islamophobia has no place in our community. But does this go far enough?

 

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UJS Conference 2021

This year UJS Conference was like no other, we combined the old with the new and the physical with the virtual to create a brand-new hybrid Conference. We saw our largest ever attendance, over 80 motions submitted and a massively engaged student body. Not every motion could be discussed and not every motion passed, but the uniqueness of this year’s conference, was that it gave an opportunity for many Jewish students who have never engaged with Conference before to come along and have a say in their Union, guiding the work of UJS for the future. But this is only the cherry on top of an incredible cake.

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UJS Presidential Elections 2021

With our UJS Presidential elections underway this page has EVERYTHING you need to know! From our candidates to the full timeline for the next few weeks!

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Interfaith Week 2021

This week we celebrated interfaith week on campuses all across the UK.

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Grad Booze & Schmooze: UJS' First Alumni Event of the Year

Yesterday we launched our first alumni event of the year, Grads Booze and Schmooze!

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Uyghur protest

Uyghurs, Hong Kongers, Tibetans, Jews and everyone in between gathered to protest human rights abuses in China this weekend at Parliament Square.

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London Jewish Society Forum

Yesterday, we hosted the London presidents in our office for the first London Jewish Society Forum!

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Freshers Round-Up

As I go into Shabbat this week, I’m looking forward to having a chance to reflect on the absolute madness that has been freshers.

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