The Union of Jewish Students (UJS) represents over 8000 Jewish students across the UK and Ireland. Its activities include education, welfare, social and campaigns work.
It is run by a sabbatical team and elected President, and works to support its members both directly and through Jewish Societies (J-Socs).
UJS offers training, financial support and campaign advice to around fifty J-Socs across the UK and works with universities, the National Union of Students and the Government to meet the needs of every student. It aims to provide spaces for living and socialising, career development opportunities, and encouragement and support to students with their campaigns and activist work.
UJS is there for every Jewish student throughout their time at university and aims to ensure that students are able to love their Jewish life on campus.
“The realities of the issues relating to Arab citizens of Israel are rarely discussed on campus and I believe, UJS’s membership will create new opportunities to promote more widely to students the initiatives that exist in Israel to address these inequalities.”
Alex Green, President, Union of Jewish Students
9 May 2013
The Knesset Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved a bill on 6 May, which outlines the framework of the government’s plan to regulate Bedouin land settlement
1 March 2012
In February 2012, the UK Task Force led its second study trip to Israel to learn about Bedouin communities in the Negev. Based in Be’er
10 February 2011
The first ever UK Task Force study trip to Israel took place from the 23 – 27 January 2011. Based in Nazareth, over fifty representatives
10 February 2011
Alex Dwek, Chair of the Union of Jewish Students wrote an opinion piece in the Jewish News on his experience of the UK Task Force