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WUJS Kicks Off Congress 2012

For Immediate release 30-12-2012 Jerusalem, ISRAEL The World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) kicked off its annual Congress with an exciting gala dinner Sunday night. The event, spanning a total of 5 days, will be taking place at the Bayit Vegan Guest House in Jerusalem. Delegates from numerous countries all around the world have journeyed…

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Hope for Hanukkah a Huge Success

For Immediate Release 13-12-2012 Jerusalem, ISRAEL The World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) alongside the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) are distributing toys and gifts to disadvantaged and new immigrant children across the south of Israel. The project, called ‘Hope for Hanukkah’ was the result of cooperation between the two organisations’ chairpeople Oliver Worth…

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Hope 4 Hanukkah

Hope 4 Hanukkah is the latest initiative to aid and assist the youth who have been living in range of rocket attacks in the South of Israel. The project is being run around the world by everyone who stands in solidarity with the people of Israel and is supported by the World Union of Jewish…

Guest Post: The Key is Compassion

I feel overwhelmed by the killing currently taking place in my two adoptive homelands, South Africa and Israel. In a country with 40% unemployment and with one of the world’s highest disparities between rich and poor, South Africa has been rocked by some of the most violent worker strikes since the apartheid era. Only three…

Code Red – Stop the Rockets

The south of Israel has come under increasing rocket fire in recent weeks. Over one million Israelis, in large urban centers such as Ashdod, Ashkelon and Be’er Sheva are now in range of rockets. Israel has, in turn, responded by targeting terrorist leaders, such as Ahmed Jabari, and missile factories across the Gaza Strip in…

WUJS at the IGLYO Conference

Our Director, Yoni, has recently returned from Brussels where he was taking part in a conference on LGBTQ youth and inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue hosted by IGLYO and the Flemmish organization Wel Jong Niet Hetero. Yoni will be writing a report on what he learned at the conference and this will appear on the website soon and…

Praise from Serbia for WUJS

WUJS has come in for praise from Serbian writer Igor Ujhazi following our YPLT delegation in September 2012. The delegation included two rising politicians from the Democratic Party of Serbia who have since gone on to speak about their time in the region; “Historical context that I actually had experienced in Israel, and then the…

Election for WUJS Chairman

Our current Chairman, Oliver Worth, is soon to reach the end of his two year mandate.  A new Chairman is due to be elected on 3rd January 2013. Do you think you have what it takes to serve the global Jewish student community by chairing WUJS? Nominations are now open and will remain open until…

Congress 2012 Call For Participants

WUJS Congress 2012 is now open for applications. The Congress will address different global issues affecting Jewish students both on and off campus. Congress will also elect a new Chair for WUJS for a two-year term. All the details can be found under the banner ‘Congress 2012‘ on our website. Any further questions not addressed…