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WUJS Responds to Israel’s Nation State and Surrogacy Bills

WUJS Responds to Israel’s Nation State and Surrogacy Bills This past week, Israel has seen the detention of a Rabbi for performing a Jewish wedding outside of the Chief Rabbinate, the approval of the “Nation State law,” and an amendment to the “Surrogacy law,” which prevents single men and parts of the LGBTQ+ community from

Report from Jerusalem: Lauren on her WUJS experience

Report from Jerusalem: Lauren on her WUJS experience Lauren voting for the next WUJS President during Congress. (Photo credit: Alex Balabko) This blog was originally posted on the UJS website. Over five days in December 2017, 165 Jewish students from 36 countries were united in Jerusalem for the World Union of Jewish Students

Open Letter to MK Yehuda Glick

Open Letter to MK Yehuda Glick Dear Knesset Member Glick, We are writing this letter to you as it has been widely reported that you intend to meet with Heinz-Christian Strache, vice-chancellor of Austria and the leader of the Austrian far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), and Karin Kneissl, Austrian Foreign Minister,

Education, Not Criminalisation

Jewish Students Stand Against the Holocaust Bill passed by Poland The thousands of exceptional young Jews represented by the European Union of Jewish Students are a true testament to the outstanding and improbable revival of Jewish life in Europe after the Second World War. This revival would not

כי פליטים הייתים // Protect African Asylum Seekers in Israel

כי פליטים הייתים // Protect African Asylum Seekers in Israel There is not a single Jew in the world today who is not a descendant of refugees. Our history is filled with stories of escape, hunger, deportation, fear, suffering, and persecution. We, the children and grandchildren of refugees, have a special moral obligation to treat

PRESS RELEASE: 44th World Congress of Jewish Student Leaders – WUJS Congress

PRESS RELEASE: 44th World Congress of Jewish Student Leaders – WUJS Congress Jerusalem, Israel, January 2, 2018 – The World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) hosted the its annual Congress (Dec 28 – Jan 1), with 157 international participants from 36 countries. Delegations in attendance hailed from Eastern, Central and Western Europe, North and South

Fourth Annual WUJS Awards: Nominations Shortlist

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

#AlumniSpotlight – Viktoria Kanar

#AlumniSpotlight - Viktoria Kanar ​“When I meet new people that ask me about my origins I always say that I was born in a country that doesn’t exist anymore. Since I have lived and worked in at least five other countries, it is hard for most people to guess right away that that country is the