Cambridge University Jewish Society (CUJS) is the home of Judaism for students in Cambridge. As one of the largest societies in Cambridge, we provide an open and welcoming space to all Jewish students, regardless of your affiliation, background or level of religious observance.
From bagel brunches to Purim parties, we run a huge range of events and have something for everyone. The high point of every CUJS week is our communal Friday Night Dinner, with a lovely 3 course meal featuring everything from challah & chicken soup to a late night Tisch. Every week we have various socials, speaker events, services and discussion groups – check out our coming up section!
The best way to get involved is to come to one of our events! You can see upcoming events below, and book meals here. You can become a member here – being a member means you can run and vote for committee positions, as well as giving you £1 of Friday Night Dinners and discounts off other events. To stay up to date with everything Jsoc, we would suggest you join our Facebook group or sign up to the mailing list.
Rabbi Elazar and Alissa Symon are the Jewish Chaplains for Cambridge and East Anglia Universities. They are both originally from Jerusalem and have been living in the UK since 2018.
Elazar is a young Rabbi, trying desperately to stay connected to the world, despite spending the last decade with his head stuck in a Gemara. He enjoys football and cooking. Before coming to Cambridge, Elazar taught Talmud in Otniel Yeshiva and non-religious groups in Jerusalem, while pursuing a BA in Philosophy.
Alissa is a caffeine addict who loves learning about Jewish Sociology and arguing about politics. Last year she completed her MPhil in the University of Cambridge and is now working on her DPhil on Jewish political networks in “The other place”.
Telem Raveh was born in May 2020. Among other activities, he enjoys eating and sleeping, and will usually greet you with a big smile.
If you have any questions relating to Jewish Life in Cambridge, about JSoc, or if you just want a chat, don’t hesitate to get in touch.