Stu­dents are hon­oured for their com­mit­ment

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY JEN­NIFER LIP­MAN

THE PRES­I­DENT of the LSE Jewish So­ci­ety was hon­oured for his ef­forts in chal­lengin­gan­tisemitismon­cam­pusat the Union of Jewish Stu­dents awards.

Jay Stoll led the re­sponse when a Jewish LSE stu­dent was phys­i­cally as­saulted by his peers on an ath­let­ics union univer­sity ski trip. He had con­fronted them for play­ing a Nazi-themed card game. Mr Stoll was given the CST cam­paigns award at Sun­day’s cer­e­mony.

Mr Stoll en­sured that the univer­sity took the in­ci­dent se­ri­ously, with the re­sult that four per­pe­tra­tors were banned from the stu­dent union.

He also over­saw ef­forts ear­lier this year to stop hate-speaker Haitham Al­Had­dad from ad­dress­ing LSE stu­dents.

Nearly 200 stu­dents en­joyed the now an­nual event, which was held in Cam­den, as the hard work and con­tri­bu­tions of ex­em­plary stu­dents from around the UK were recog­nised.

Ex­eter Jsoc was given the Chap­laincy Devel­op­ingj­so­caward,whilenot­ting­ham Jsoc­won­the­largecom­mit­teeaward.

Not­ting­ham stu­dents Dan Clyne, Sarah-jayne Gra­hame and Re­becca Shapira also took home the WJR So­cial Ac­tion award. The trio were be­hind the 100 for 100 chal­lenge ear­lier this year, in which more than £11,000 was raised for char­i­ties, in­clud­ing Tzedek, Save a Child’s Heart, One Fam­ily, Tik­vah, Age UK and Aegis.

Un­der the project, 100 stu­dents took part in dif­fer­ent chal­lenges to raise £100 each, with events cul­mi­nat­ing in a game of Twis­ter, in­volv­ing all the par­tic­i­pants.

Three Leeds stu­dents took home awards, with UJIA ed­u­ca­tion award win­ners Charles Braun­stein and Michael Kosky praised for build­ing Lishma, a pro­gramme which en­cour­ages stu­dents to lead their peers in dis­cus­sions. Rob Prager won the Traine-traide Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Award.

London stu­dents Fleur Freed­man, Shushu Aberbach, Si­mon Fi­dler and Natasha Nas­simi, the com­mit­tee in charge of Fri­day-night din­ner pro­vi­sion for stu­dents liv­ing in halls in cen­tral London, also won the ZF Is­rael Con­nect events award.

Birm­ing­ham stu­dent Joseph Moses won the award for out­stand­ing achieve­ment for his lead­er­ship, given by UJS Hil­lel in the name of Alan Senitt, a for­mer UJS chair­man who was mur­dered in Washington DC, in 2006.

“Jewish stu­dents are tremen­dously hard-work­ing and achieve amaz­ing thing­son­cam­pus­esacross­the­coun­try,” said Daniel Gra­biner, UJS pres­i­dent. “It has been an ab­so­lute plea­sure to work with so many Jsocs this year and see the pas­sion, com­mit­ment and en­ergy that Jewish stu­dents dis­play each and ev­ery day.”

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