Union of Jewish Students raises more than half a million pounds

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Union of Jewish Students raises more than half a million pounds

Matched donations lead to massive support for UJS

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

UJS president Edward Isaacs, right, outside Downing Street
UJS president Edward Isaacs, right, outside Downing Street

A dedicated fund-raising campaign for the Union of Jewish Students has realised more than half a million pounds, with the May 14 figure of £518,000 still rising. Each donation received matched funding during the campaign.

The money, says UJS’s Edward Daniel, will go towards helping and supporting the 9,000 Jewish student members across 78 Jewish societies on campuses all over Britain and Ireland. The funds go to a variety of projects, from £50 to cover costs at a small J-Soc Friday night dinner, to just over £320 in welfare support — “we have had more than 700 calls from students since the October 7 attacks”.

Other money will go to underwriting expenses such as sabbatical officers travelling to different parts of the country on a regular basis, or, at the top end, paying for a place on the UJS Leadership Fellowship programme.

UJS’s new team takes over in July and the money raised, says Edward Daniel, “will enable them to start their term of office on a whole new footing”.






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