University Jewish Chaplains
work with Jewish students around the UK to enhance the Jewish student experience.
From offering a listening ear to running inspiring and engaging educational sessions; from being there in times of crisis to creating the familiar experience of Shabbat meals, our chaplains are uniquely poised to assist students when and where they need it most.
Protect & represent students
Our chaplains help to protect the religious rights and freedoms of Jewish students on campus. They are officially recognised members of staff at the universities they serve. That means they have access to all areas of campus, reaching students where they are. Just as importantly, when there is an issue, they are in a unique position to help. They are often called upon to help when an exam or class conflicts with Shabbat or a Jewish holiday.
- To represent student interests to the university
- To attend regular meetings with university officials
- To create coalitions with interfaith colleagues
- To sort out anti-Semitic abuse on campus
- One-to-one, confidential meetings with students
- Support with emotional, family or mental health concerns
- Help during a crisis
- A safe place to explore questions of faith
- Chicken soup and meal drops for ill students
We have a close relationship with the university JSocs and work with them to ensure that the infrastructure to support Jewish students is in place, year after year, in the ever-changing university environment. When they need a helping hand, either with one-off events or in long-term strategy, chaplains provide guidance and support.
- Support and guidance for JSoc committees
- Management of lunch and learn sessions with presentations given by students
- Educational classes with a wide range of Jewish and cultural themes
- DIY Shabbat packs
Home away from home
- Shabbat and Yom Tov meals
- Midweek hospitality
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