WUJS Awards2018-08-06T17:06:36+00:00

In 2014, in order to celebrate the work of our most active students, we initiated the first annual WUJS Awards. Awards are given to individuals and student unions and honour those who have made outstanding contributions to Jewish student life in a number of different areas. Unions and individuals can both nominate and the winners are decided by an independent jury of WUJS alumni and partners.

In addition to the main awards, two other categories of award are presented each year. Congress awards are presented to the most outstanding delegation and delegate respectively, as chosen by the WUJS Congress team during the actual Congress. We also present a maximum of three alumni each year with an honorary life membership of WUJS. These alumni are chosen each year by the WUJS Executive and ratified by the General Assembly.

To nominate for a group award click here.
To nominate for an individual award 
click here.

Nominations close on 1 November 2018 at 11:59 PM IST.

Group Awards

The Campaign of the Year Award: Awarded to the the union or group of students who created the best political or social campaign in 2018.

The Israel Engagement Award: Awarded to the union or group of students who have organized unique programs which connect Jewish students to Israel in an innovative and meaningful way.

The Interfaith Award: Awarded to the union or group of students who have made outstanding efforts in the development of inter-faith relations.

The Maurice L. Perlzweig Social Action Award: Awarded to a union/group of students who ran a Social Action event/project which may have displayed some of the following:

  • Engaged students in a social action project in an innovative way
  • Raised awareness of a local or global issue on campus
  • Raised awareness of welfare issues on campus
  • Created volunteering opportunities for students on campus
  • Created a fundraising project on campus.

The Developing Local JSA of the Year Award: Awarded to a local Jewish student association that has seen increased development in the past years; engaging more students with their programs and growing their influence in their community.
*We consider a Jewish student association to be local if it is based in one specific city or in one specific university.
**The association must be part of the WUJS Network of organisations either as a direct affiliate or as a constituent of one of WUJS’ member organisations.

The Local JSA of the Year Award: Awarded to a local Jewish student association that has been the most active and innovative local group in the year.
*We consider a Jewish student association to be local if it is based in one specific city or in one specific university.
**The association must be part of the WUJS Network of organisations either as a direct affiliate or as a constituent of one of WUJS’ member organisations.

The Developing Union Award: Awarded to a Jewish student union that has seen increased development in the past years; engaging more students with their programs and growing their influence in their community.

The Union of the Year Award: Awarded to the union that has been the most active and innovative student union of the year.

Individual Awards

The Local JSA Leader of the Year Award: Awarded to the local JSA (Jewish student association) president/chair who has been the most active and innovative local JSA leader of the year.

The Union Leader of the Year Award: Awarded to the national union president/chair who has been the most active and innovative union leader of the year.

The Political Activist of the Year Award: Awarded to a Jewish student leader who has been a dedicated and effective political activist on behalf of Jewish students.

The Emerging Jewish Leadership Award: Awarded to a new Jewish student leader in their first year of activism who has displayed huge dedication to Jewish student issues and exceptional leadership skills.

The Hersch Lauterpacht Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Student Life: Awarded to an activist who may have been/displayed the following:

  • Consistent dedication to Jewish student issues throughout their time at university,
  • Someone who has made a significant contribution to Jewish students
  • Someone who has been an inspirational member of the Jewish student community in their home country.