UJS PROVIDES A POSITIVE CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
In response to Gavin Gross’s challenge, “where is the positive, proactive strategy for telling Israel’s authentic story on campus?” ( Letters, September 12), I am delighted to inform him about the Union of Jewish Students’ plans for the approaching academic year.
First, in partnership with UJS, Jewish societies will be running Israel- and Judaism Awareness Weeks across the UK and Ireland. The Awareness Weeks will, like last year’s “I-fest” in Oxford, enable thousands of non-Jewish students to touch, taste, hear and see Israel through a range of interactive media in city centres. Second, UJS will be piloting an advanced campus leadership programme to train our com- munity’s future leaders. And lastly, UJS will be coordinating a Sderot awareness campaign on many campuses.
These are just a few examples of UJS’s many initiatives which form part of our mission statement “to inspire every Jewish student to engage in meaningful Jewish campus experiences and make an enduring commitment to their Jewish identity, Israel and the community”.
Contrary to Gavin Gross’s misconception, parents should send their children to university with their heads held high, confident in the fact that outstanding, positive Jewish experiences await them. Adam Pike, Chair, UJS firstname.lastname@example.org