Having just completed a month of training, the UJS team are back in the office and preparing to meet everyone on campus in September. Whilst we get ready for that, here’s a look back at what we did during our month of preparation…
This week, on the closing day of their Chazon training programme, the new UJS team members met with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism and Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism.
We welcome Baroness Royall's decision to release her report into antisemitism within the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC). Despite the clear acknowledgement of antisemitic incidents occurring within OULC, it remains a concern that they haven't been appropriately addressed as part of the Labour Party's disciplinary procedures.
Whilst we welcome the fact that only Jewish members of NUS NEC will elect the Jewish ARAF representative, there are still issues following the clarification of the ARAF policy. The 8,500 Jewish students in the UK will continue to have no say on their sole representative within NUS' structures, meaning that once again, Jewish students are not being listened to.
Here is the UJS statement in light of Jewish students at Oxford writing an open letter to Jeremy Corbyn MP calling for the immediate and full publishing of Jan Royall’s inquiry into antisemitism in the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC):
Following the publishing of the Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism in the Labour Party, it is evident that the Labour Party have swept the issue of alleged antisemitism within Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) under the carpet.