University Jewish Chaplaincy gathers for annual training seminar

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University Jewish Chaplaincy gathers for annual training seminar

16 advocates for Jewish students at universities across the UK hold event to strengthen its nationwide support network

Chaplaincy team
Chaplaincy team

The national organisation of chaplains who support Jewish students at university has held its annual training seminar.

University Jewish Chaplaincy (UJC) brought together 16 dedicated Chaplains, 4 head office staff members, and 12 of the Chaplains’ children for the event.

Spanning across 13 regions in the UK, from Scotland to Brighton, UJC plays a crucial role in providing spiritual guidance and support to Jewish students across the country.

The seminar featured a diverse array of training sessions aimed at equipping Chaplains with the skills and insights necessary to navigate the unique challenges faced by students today.

Sessions were run by Shelley Marsh (director of collaborative leadership at UJIA) and Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski (chief strategist and rabbinic head at UJC), and included team building activities, understanding and addressing stress and anxiety in young people and cancel culture.

UJC annual seminar 2023.

Sophie Dunoff, CEO, University Jewish Chaplaincy said: “At the heart of our mission is a commitment to being a dependable pillar of support for Jewish students across the UK. Our annual training seminar not only equips our Chaplains with essential skills but also reinforces the sense of unity and shared purpose that drives our organisation.”

There are seventeen chaplains working in twelve regions in the UK, from Exeter to Scotland.

If you are a new or existing student at a UK university and would like to find out more about the University Jewish Chaplaincy, click here.

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