I would encourage students from all walks of life to get involved, attend more events, run events themselves, and that they too should encourage other students to participate in student activities.
Rabbi Gavin Broder
Rav Gav is one of Jewish Chaplaincy’s longest serving chaplains and works with university students around London. He arrived in the capital in 2000 after serving as the Chief Rabbi of Ireland and working as a rabbi in three other Jewish communities. Born in South Africa, he’s raised five sons and also has three grandchildren.
Where are you from?
I enjoy working with students and supporting them during this important time in their lives.
I would encourage students from all walks of life to get involved, attend more events, run events themselves, and encourage other students to participate in student activities.
How can you help students?
Supporting them with issues related to their University. Supporting and facilitating student events like campus lunch n learns, fresher meet n greets, stalls at start of term and bar crawls. Other events like the Chanuka ice-skating event, London Booze for Jews, London Ball, evening party events, Friday night dinners, Café Hillel informal shiurim – there’s so much going on!
I also help promote Jsoc activities and ensuring their success.
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