Rabbi Alex & Ahuva
We are passionate about helping people find their place within the wide expanse of Judaism through meaningful connections and active engagement. Campus is a time when people are uniquely open to exploring their identity and beliefs and it has been our mission on campus to create a wide range of opportunities for people to encounter their Judaism and be empowered in it.
Rabbi Alex & Ahuva Tsykin
07969 318 699
Alex and Ahuva joined Chaplaincy in August 2017 and are the first couple to work with students in the Bristol and Western region. Alex is originally from Melbourne, Australia and Ahuva comes from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. They’ve got four young kids – Yonatan Hillel, Rachel Aliza, Aharon Yehuda and Daniel Alexander – who are growing up with English accents!
Where are you from?
Ahuva: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
How can you help students?
What do you enjoy doing most with students?
Ahuva: Shabbat meals and musical Havdalah. I also love hearing the Jewish questions students have never felt comfortable asking.
What do you want students to take away from their Jewish experience at uni?
Who or what has influenced your work?
Ahuva: I am who I am because of my experiences in university, particularly at Columbia. Having amazing Jewish resources and support was invaluable to my Jewish journey.
What prepared you for this role?
Alex: I was a madrich for Bnei Akiva, a teacher at a yeshiva, and an OU-JLIC educator.
Ahuva: Previous work experience but more importantly my own uni experience.
Alexander: Reading, music, hiking, baking, current events, whiskey
Ahuva: Reading, skiing, learning, camping, travelling, wine
Where did you go to yeshiva / university?
Ahuva: Columbia University, YU – GPATS, Migdal Oz