The annual WUJS Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the people who have contributed and dedicated themselves to Jewish life on campus. It is a night where students from unions all over the world can join together to celebrate all that they have achieved the past year.

We want to make students feel proud of their activities on campus, to remind them that what they’re doing makes a difference and has a positive, tangible impact on student life. We award prizes for a whole host of campus activity. Celebrating young leaders who have promoted Jewish and Israel education, organised events of significance and import, actively engaged with interfaith or led a social action campaign are just a few of the awards offered.

This year we have added a number of new awards and we received more nominations than ever before.

Well done to everyone who contributes to Jewish life on campus and specifically those who have been shortlisted.  Here is a list of the nominees:

The Campaign of the Year Award:

  • The American Union of Jewish Students for “Jewish Students 4 Racial Justice”
  • The Australasian Union of Jewish Students for “Jew Can’t Ask That”
  • The Jüdische Österreichische HochschülerInnen for their campaign against BDS in Austria.
  • The Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland for “Bridges Not Boycotts”


The Israel Engagement Award:

  • Exeter Friends of Israel
  • UCL Friends of Israel
  • The South African Union of Jewish Students
  • Realize Israel
  • The Federación De Estudiantes Judíos Chile


The Interfaith Award:

  • The European Union of Jewish Students
  • The Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland
  • The Federación Mexicana de Jóvenes Judíos


The Maurice L. Perlzweig Award for Social Action:

  • The Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland
  • The Federación Mexicana de Jóvenes Judíos
  • The South African Union of Jewish Students


Developing Local JSA of the Year:

  • AUJS Macquarie University (Australia)
  • ARIEL Geneva (Switzerland)
  • SOAS Jewish Society (UK)
  • AMUJS NY (USA)
  • VJSB (Germany)
  • IJAR Maastricht (Netherlands)


Local JSA of the Year:

  • SAUJS Western Cape (South Africa)
  • Monash University Jewish Students Society (Australia)
  • Leeds Jewish Society (UK)
  • Oxford University Jewish Society (UK)


The Developing Union Award:

  • The American Union of Jewish Students
  • The Mazsihisz Ifjúsági Csoport (Hungary)
  • The Federación Mexicana de Jóvenes Judíos (Mexico)
  • The Jüdische Studierendenunion Deutschland (Germany)
  • The Russian Union of Jewish Students


The Union of the Year Award:

  • The South African Union of Jewish Students
  • The Australasian Union of Jewish Students
  • The Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland
  • The Jüdische Österreichische HochschülerInnen (Austria)
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