A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A STUDENT CHAPLAIN
RABBI Alan Garber is one of UJC’s busiest chaplains, covering universities in five cities across the Yorkshire and Humberside region.
In addition to helping students in Leeds, where he is based, he travels to Sheffield, Bradford, York and Hull. “This morning I was at a meeting to support a student who had a misunderstanding with his exam results and had to meet the vice- chancellor of the university,” he explains. “Afterwards I had some interfaith work and then I worked on the J-Soc stall at the freshers’ fair.”
His assistance covers all Jewish backgrounds, and a key pre-Yomtov task has been arranging festival services for Progressive students in the region.