At the beginning of August a group of Jewish students had the opportunity to join Roma youth from around the world to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Roma genocide in the Holocaust. While there, they participated in a seminar led by experts tackling issues to do with genocide education and prevention, grass-roots organisation and the task of combating racism and xenophobia in modern Europe.
On August 4th the National Executive Council (NEC) of the National Union of Students (UK) voted to adopt a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy against Israel. The motion calls for sanctions on Israel and encourages the 600+ student unions’ across the UK who are members of NUS to bring boycott campaigns to their campuses. WUJS joins our member union, the Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland (UJS) in condemning this vote.
At WUJS we are thrilled to announce the appointment of our new communications manager, Yosef Tarshish. Yosef ended his successful term as President of the Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland in June and has recently made aliyah to Jerusalem. Yosef has a track record in bringing innovation and passion to the Jewish student union movement and we are very excited that we will have him on our team. To contact Yosef please email him on email@example.com
WUJS is outraged by the current wave of anti-Semitic attacks in France. WUJS urges the goverment of France to condemn these attacks in the highest possible terms and provide full protection for the Jewish community and all Jewish institutions. Furthermore, we implore the French authorities not to allow hate speech to spread in its cities and bring the perpetrators to justice.
As deadly rockets target Israel and alarm sirens sound alerting people to find shelter, not everyone can make their way to a safe place on their own. Daycare centres all over Israel are in desperate need for volunteers to help keep children safe and to take care of them in these difficult days.
Jewish students around the world stand in solidarity with the victims of the floods of the Balkans and call to help the victims who lost their families and homes. The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) and Jewish students around the world are collecting donations so that the Jewish community in Serbia can continue its work to alleviate the pain!