WUJS will be holding its Annual General Assembly on January 1st in Jerusalem. Each of its member Unions are welcome to send either delegates or proxies to vote at the Assembly and there will a wide range of business to be discussed. This will all take place on the sidelines of Congress 2013 which promises to bring up to 100 Jewish student leaders to Israel. The election for Chairperson will… Read More
The Blankfeld Award for Media Critique recognizes aspiring journalists who demonstrate a commitment to the values of objective and honest reporting, specifically in the field of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is dedicated to the memory of Eli Blankfeld, a journalist who documented Jewish life in Germany after World War II and during the period surrounding the creation of the State of Israel, after having lost his parents and sisters during… Read More
The World Union of Jewish Students has always been the laboratory for training the brightest and the best in the Jewish world. Founded in 1924 to combat the anti-Jewish quotas in European Universities, WUJS has moved from high profile political campaigns to focus more on student welfare in the diaspora and combating the delegitimization of Israel on college campuses. Last night in Jerusalem a small, but still active group of… Read More
Hallelujah is a one-of-a kind Global Hebrew Singing Contest for Jewish Talent aged 18 to 30 which unites contestants from all over the world in Israel to explore their heritage, learn about the Israeli culture, language, and meet other young Jews their age while following their passion for music. In the Hallelujah contest, 30 participants take part in a 2 week program in Israel where they meet professionals in the… Read More
A joint venture of AJC-Access and the World Union of Jewish Students, the Global Jewish Voice is a blog, featuring dispatches from all over the world on the international Jewish student experience. Staffed by one editor in Durham, North Carolina and a team of writers residing all over the world, the Global Jewish Voice is a conversation about Jewish student life on campus, in the workplace and in the home.
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WUJS Chairperson, Chaya Pomeranz, has written to Bruce Varner, Chairman of the Board of Regents at the University of California to urge a reconsidering of appointing pro-BDS activist and Israel-demonizer, Sadia Saifuddin, to the position of Student-Regent Designate. David Horowitz has already expressed his opinion on the matter, stating that the appointment would be a ‘dangerous precedent to encourage escalated anti-Semitism on campus, which is already a problem.’
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The WUJS Executive are pleased to announce the co-option of Chaya Pomeranz to the position of WUJS Chairperson. Chaya, who has served as WUJS comptroller for two years and ran in the unsuccessful January election, will serve as Chairperson until at least Congress 2013 which is scheduled to be held in Jerusalem at the end of this year. Chaya was co-opted by the executive board at an extraordinary general assembly… Read More
The end of the academic year is soon upon us and summer is just around the corner. WUJS has opened a photo competition for all its members and affiliates along the theme of “Jewish Student Life”, this can include pictures of activism, campus parties, religious gatherings or just fun moments that you have with your Jewish friends. The most arty, imaginative, moving or downright funny photo will be judged to… Read More
Following the inconclusive election at WUJS Congress 2012 the position of Chairperson is now open for applications. The Chairperson Co-opt will lead the Union from their co-option at AJC Summit (held by the Executive in Washington D.C in early June) until the election day of WUJS Winter Congress 2013. During this congress they may stand as an elected candidate.
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Our Director, Yoni Forsyth, has written a piece on the anti-Israel student boycotts at Universities across the world. Yoni argues that the grassroots activists are being overlooked and local unions underfunded. With the economic downturn and a cut in funding many student organizations are running on smaller and smaller budgets, however, Jewish students are coming under increasing pressure to disavow their heritage and nationhood on near-unprecedented levels.
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