Through being president of my Jewish Society, I had the opportunity and pleasure of liaising frequently with Chaplaincy. It helped shaped my experience of Jewish life on campus by being able to build a strong relationship with not only the chaplains on campus but also the people behind the scenes at Chaplaincy head office. The work Chaplaincy achieve is astonishing, from successfully organising events involving the Chief Rabbi to training Chaplains on campus, giving students the best possible pastoral care and support possible. Chaplaincy have a large amount of work, as they provide chaplains for Jewish Societies across a huge range of universities nationally. However, they make it seem effortless as they are always reliable at answering phone calls and emails promptly and regularly visiting universities to hear from the students themselves. This hands-on approach really shows students how much they care.
I urge all students to reach out to their chaplains, to build good relationships with their chaplains on campus in order to feel the benefit of all the hard work Chaplaincy delivers.