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UJS Student Awards 2021

Last night (25th April) we hosted our 13th Annual Student Awards, celebrating the exceptional work of Jewish students up and down the country over the past year. Over 150 people viewed the event live, hosted on Facebook and Zoom, celebrating Jewish student life on campus, recognising the incredible hard work and difference made by students!

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UJS Student Awards 2021 - Nominees

After receiving all the nominations, we are delighted to announce this year’s nominees for the 2021 UJS Student Awards!

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Student Awards 2021

The annual UJS Student Awards is the opportunity to recognise everyone who has contributed and dedicated themselves to Jewish life on campus. It’s a time for students from all over the country to come together and celebrate their work and their achievements. 

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Graduate Careers Month - April 2021

Work Avenue in conjunction with UJS are hosting a fabulous opportunity for students and grads to network with professionals in different industries, ask questions and gain valuable insights. 

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Showing Strength

Every month I have tried to speak to students about some thoughts and what UJS have been getting up to. This month I thought I would do something different and talk about the weekly Torah portion, Vayakhel-Pekudei, the last portion in the book of Shemot, the book of Exodus.

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Looking back at International Women's Day

A blog by Amanda Sefton, UJS Sabbatical Officer

This year for International Women’s Day, UJS brought together Jewish female leaders to share some of their top tips, and inspire young Jewish women to be brave and #ChoosetoChallenge 


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Refugee Shabbat 2021

This year, UJS is partnering with HIAS to mark Refugee Shabbat, which is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the world to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. This is part of our wider commitment to campaigning for refugee rights following overwhelming student support for such initiatives in the 2020 Conference.

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Planning for the future

As 2021 rings in a new national lockdown, your UJS team have been preparing fresh new ways full you to engage with Jewish life on hey digital campus.

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Tu B'shvat - A Collection of Student Blogs

Tu B’shvat is an annual Jewish festival that is celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Shvat. This year, this falls on the 28th January. A different name for the festival is Rosh haShana la’Ilanot, or the new year of the trees. For us at UJS, this name captures the beauty of Tu B’shvat, as we welcome spring, and the Earth begins to regenerate. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day Blog - Amanda Sefton

Today is 76 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, and the day that the global Jewish community comes together to remember the 6 million Jews who were murdered. This day is not just about commemoration, but also about looking back and learning the lessons from this time to make sure it never happens again.

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