Cambridge University Jewish Society (CUJS) is the home of Judaism in Cambridge. Regardless of your affiliation, background or level of religious observance, we are here for you. We endeavour to offer something for everyone – whether you are interested in meeting like-minded individuals, learning about Judaism and the world at large, eating and drinking, playing sport, making music, engaging in prayer, or simply drinking in our homely atmosphere, CUJS provides a space for you to be yourself in a welcoming, Jewish environment.
We are one of Cambridge University’s largest societies and with such a diverse membership, getting involved is a great way to make friendships that will last a lifetime. From Homerton to Girton, King’s to Queens’, Jesus to Wolfson, North Londoners to Americans, lawyers to linguists and undergraduates to fellows we truly are a pluralist melting pot of Jews in Cambridge. Whether once a term, once a week or once a day, CUJS can provide you with a home away from home.
The high point of every CUJS week is our communal Friday Night dinner. This is a social highlight with great kosher food, scintillating entertainment and a sparkling atmosphere. We cater for all of your Shabbat needs, providing Shabbat lunch and the infamous ‘Cholent Society’, as well as our famed Friday nights. We also run fantastic events throughout the term, including prestigious speakers, bagel brunches, film nights, quizzes (#Jewniversity Challenge), music nights and enough other social and education events to keep your calendar brimming with delight!
We are lucky enough to have our own premises at the Synagogue and Jewish Student Centre at 3 Thompsons Lane (3TL) which is most often bursting at the seams when we host our Friday Night dinners and many of our other events.
We are also very excited to welcome our new chaplains, Rabbi Mordecai Zeller and Lea Taragin-Zeller, who are very much looking forward to hosting regular events at their home as well. You can find out more about them and their plans for the coming year on our ‘Chaplains’ page, and they want to let you know that their door is always open if you want help, advice, or just a friendly chat.
We look forward to welcoming you into our home, getting to know you and helping you to make the most of your Cambridge experience. If this short introduction is just not enough for you, and you would like to know even more about CUJS and general Jewish life in Cambridge, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Yours ever, CUJS.