University Jewish Chaplaincy message for all UK Jewish students during 'Israel Apartheid' Week

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 16:12 -- editor


Due to this week being 'Israel Apartheid' Week Chief Operating Officer Sophie Dunoff reminds all Jewish students that "Chaplains are on hand to help should you be intimidated or harassed in any way. As official Chaplains to universities throughout the UK we are also able to communicate students' concerns to university authorities."

University Jewish Chaplaincy appoints 'rising star' as Chief Operating Officer

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 14:50 -- editor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sophie Dunoff as our new Chief Operating Officer.  Sophie will lead operations across the UK, working closely with our head office team, dedicated chaplaincy couples and national and local boards.  She will also develop our existing ties with university officials, multi-faith chaplaincies and other Jewish community organisations.

Social Action activities

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:12 -- editor

Chaplaincy social action activities in Oxford and Bristol, have seen students, supported by their Chaplains, coming up with innovative ideas in order to help the needy.

Bristol Chaplains Rabbi Avi and Laurie Rosten have set up a volunteering project whereby a rota of 20 students help feed the homelss at local charity the Julian Trust.  

It is part of a wider social action drive which has also seen the couple launch a tie-up with global poverty charity Tzedek, which saw the charity teach Bristol students about their summer volunteering trip to

Shabbat UK across campuses in the UK!

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 14:01 -- editor

Over total of more than 2000 people  up and down the UK attended University Jewish Chaplaincy events for Shabbat UK.

Among the 15 Challah bake-off  initiatives was a social action project, organised by Cambridge chaplains Yisrael and Elisheva Malkiel, whereby cupcakes were baked by students and handed out at a local soup kitchen.

In Scotland, three bake-offs took place, with Rabbi Yossi and Sarah Bodenheim, visiting students in Glasgow, St Andrews and Edinburgh. The Glasgow and Edinburgh bake-offs were in conjunction with local communities, drawing a total of 150 people.

First Central London Friday Night Dinner roaring success

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:00 -- editor

Over 130 students from attended the first of this year's weekly student Central London Friday Night Dinners.

The dinner, at Western Marble Arch Synagogue, saw students from across the central London meet each other in order to broaden their social networks and to enjoy a sumptuous Friday night dinner. away from home.

New student in Birmingham? Find your buddy!

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 14:15 -- editor

Want to make new friends or are nervous about starting Uni. Don't be!

The Birmingham and West Midlands Chaplain Fishel Cohen and his wife Esther will match you to a second or third year on the same or similar course to make starting university as straightforward and enjoyable as possible.

They are looking for second and third years to sign up as 'buddies'.


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