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FEMEJJ Elects Executive Board for 2019-2020

FEMEJJ Elects Executive Board for 2019-2020 Yesterday, our friends at FEMEJJ (Mexican Jewish Youth Federation) held elections for their 2019-2020 Executive Board. Mazal Tov to all those who were elected! A huge Kol HaKavod to the outgoing board, especially outgoing President, Gabriel Nissan. The newly elected Board for 2019-2020 is as follows: President - Sheli

WUJS Opens Call for Steering Committee Candidates

WUJS Opens Call for Steering Committee Candidates WUJS is opening a call for candidates to join a Steering Committee for the upcoming General Assembly. The General Assembly is to be held in Jerusalem, Israel, on 2 January 2019. Applications will be accepted until 12 October 2018 11:59 AM IST. Click here for more information.

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

Nominations Open – Marcos Metta Cohen Award for Campus Heroes

Nominations Open – Marcos Metta Cohen Award for Campus Heroes We are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the third annual Marcos Metta Cohen Award for Campus Heroes. This award honours one non-Jewish student activist who has demonstrated extraordinary bravery and commitment to the Jewish people in standing up to antisemitism and the

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