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.
The Chairperson, who must reside in… Read More
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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The World Union of Jewish Students is hosting its annual appeal for donations in the weeks during and after the Jewish holiday of Passover. WUJS, which recently moved into small office space in Jerusalem, is keen to expand its role in bringing more young Jewish professionals to Israel and connect Jews from around the world with one another. For this WUJS is asking for donations towards it core funds and… Read More
This week the microblogging site ‘Twitter’ has signed a deal with American Express to allow customers to make financial transactions through merely ‘tweeting’ a message to vendors. This is another great leap for the site which many slammed in its early days as a bizarre copy-cat act of the ‘Facebook’ mini-feed. Since those early days twitter has gone from strength to strength with the site’s users breaking the news of… Read More
WUJS is thrilled to announce that the Delegation of Jewish American Students has recently joined the Union as an Ordinary Member Organization. This is very exciting step for WUJS as it’s the first time in years that American Jewish Students receive an official voice within WUJS.
An Ordinary Member Organization (OMO) is an independent Jewish student
union whose aims are compatible with those of the Union. This is different… Read More
The World Union of Jewish Students welcomes the appointment of Robert Singer to the position of Secretary General at the World Jewish Congress. Robert Singer is currently director general and chief executive officer of the global non-profit organization World ORT, and was named to assume the most senior professional position at the World Jewish Congress (WJC) this week. The WJC is the leading international Jewish organization federating Jewish communities and… Read More
Today marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is dedicated to the six million Jewish victims, two million Gypsies, 15,000 homosexuals and millions of other innocent victims of the Holocaust who were murdered by Nazi Germany and her allies during World War II. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 designated January 27th as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day as it marks the anniversary of the liberation of the largest… Read More
In December 2102, the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) announced the election of their newly elected President, Joe Tarsh, who will be succeeding Alex Green in June 2013. UJS is one of the biggest unions in WUJS, representing over 8,500 Jewish students studying in the UK and Ireland. WUJS had the pleasure of welcoming Joe to our Jerusalem Congress this month where he was introduced to other young Jewish
In an interview with the Austrian daily newspaper Kurier, the head of Vienna’s Jewish Community has spoken of a sharp increase in the amount of Antisemitic crimes reported this year. In summing up the situation Oskar Deutsch also commented on the increasingly difficult situation in a host of European countries including Hungary, Sweden and France. WUJS understands the worry spreading across European Jewish communities as both radical Islam and the Far-Right… Read More