Friday Night

Friday night dinners are the highlight of the week at CUJS. Starting at 7:15pm every week, we offer a four-course, fully kosher meal, with complimentary wine and a rousing oneg at the end of the night.

Shabbat Lunch

CUJS also offers Shabbat lunch for those students for whom Friday night dinner just wasn’t enough. Lunch is at 12.30pm every Shabbat in 3TL.

CU Cholent Society

Each Saturday amid the dying hours of the day, the distinguished members of the Cholent Society convene to celebrate the celestial creation of Cholent. The noble members of the Cholent society are led in this sacred task by the Ladle Master, whose authority as the head of the society is bequeathed to him by the previous Ladle Master, with each successive Ladle Master being appointed by his predecessor; proceeding in this fashion right up to the founding of the society.

The Cholent society is known to be the oldest society in Cambridge, however the precise date of its founding is a matter of academic dispute centring on the precise formulation of the Lineage Of The Ladle Masters[1]. So the unbroken chain of Ladle Masters ran its course, uninterrupted, until the 3rd millennium, with the occurrence of the ‘pink revolution’ and the establishment of the position of ‘Ladle Mistress’ in response to certain female members of the society holding the Cholent Hostage.

In addition to being celebrated, the celestial creation of Cholent is actually consumed during these holy hours and, subject to the discretion of the Ladle Master, the bible of the Cholent Society may be opened and incanted during this time period. No formal initiation is required to gain membership to this esteemed society, it is only required that prospective members possess a healthy appreciation of Cholent and are present at the correct time[2] at the correct venue[3].

[1] Lineage Of Ladle Masters (contemporary):

Easter 2017

Dani Jacobson

Lent 2017

Joe Gamse

Michaelmas 2016

Ethan “The as-yet-unnamed” Ezra

Lent 2016

Judy “The Juicy” Kahan

Easter 2015 – Michaelmas 2015

Gabriel “The Groundbreaking” Gendler

Lent 2015

Eliot “The Englightened” Cohen & Gaby Haffner

Easter 2014 – Michaelmas 2014
Daniel “The Virile” Barnett & lots of wenches

Lent 2014
Yoni “The Unworthy” Berger &

Michaelmas 2013 – Lent 2014
Aviv “The Scholarly” Boonin & Hannah Waxman

Easter 2013
Stephanie “The Heavyweight” Lipman & Sam Clinton “The Visionary” Davis / Sam “The Iron-Fisted” Clinton-Davis

Michaelmas 2012 – Lent 2013
sarah sofer &  Joseph “The Verbose” Voignac

Lent-Easter-2012
Lisa “The l’chaim” Altmann-Richer & Michael “The Resilient” Freedman

Easter-Michaelmas 2011
Miriam “The Tolerant” Seitler & Reuven “The Respected” Shirazi

Michaelmas 2010 – Lent 2011
Deborah “The Bacchanalian” Fisher & Leo “The Outrageous” Davidson

Lent-Easter 2010
Donna “The Wine-y” Hirsch & Joshua “The Tyrannical” Marks

Easter-Michaelmas 2009
Gemma “The Jolly” Steinhart & Toby “The Benevolent” Brown

Michaelmas 2008 -Lent 2009
Jonathan “The Long Winded” Neumann and Mino “The Merry” Phillips

Lent-Easter 2008
Anton “The Sweet Singer of CUJS” Eriera and Rachelle “The Smooth Malted Scot” Arulanantham

Michaelmas 2007
Daniel “The Frog-Legged” Guetta & Rachelle “The smooth malted Scot” Arulanantham

Lent-Easter 2007
Benji “The Meat Devourer” Levine & Miriam “The Drunkard” Arkush

‘As long as I can remember’-Michaelmas 2006
Joe “The Meat-Filled’ Wolfson & Tanya “The Sloshed” Willman

1890 – 1902

Solomon “The Sagacious” Schechter

[2] Dying daylight hours of Saturday (ibid.)

[3] 3 Thompson’s lane

2010-Present

Easter 2016

Ethan “The as-yet-unnamed” Ezra

Lent 2016

Judy “The Juicy” Kahan

Easter 2015 – Michaelmas 2015

Gabriel “The Groundbreaking” Gendler

Lent 2015

Eliot “The Englightened” Cohen & Gaby Haffner

Easter 2014 – Michaelmas 2014
Daniel “The Virile” Barnett & lots of wenches

Lent 2014
Yoni “The Unworthy” Berger &

Michaelmas 2013 – Lent 2014
Aviv “The Scholarly” Boonin & Hannah Waxman

Easter 2013
Stephanie “The Heavyweight” Lipman & Sam Clinton “The Visionary” Davis / Sam “The Iron-Fisted” Clinton-Davis

Michaelmas 2012 – Lent 2013
sarah sofer &  Joseph “The Verbose” Voignac

Lent-Easter-2012
Lisa “The l’chaim” Altmann-Richer & Michael “The Resilient” Freedman

Easter-Michaelmas 2011
Miriam “The Tolerant” Seitler & Reuven “The Respected” Shirazi

Michaelmas 2010 – Lent 2011
Deborah “The Bacchanalian” Fisher & Leo “The Outrageous” Davidson

Lent-Easter 2010
Donna “The Wine-y” Hirsch & Joshua “The Tyrannical” Marks

2000-2010

Easter-Michaelmas 2009
Gemma “The Jolly” Steinhart & Toby “The Benevolent” Brown

Michaelmas 2008 -Lent 2009
Jonathan “The Long Winded” Neumann and Mino “The Merry” Phillips

Lent-Easter 2008
Anton “The Sweet Singer of CUJS” Eriera and Rachelle “The Smooth Malted Scot” Arulanantham

Michaelmas 2007
Daniel “The Frog-Legged” Guetta & Rachelle “The smooth malted Scot” Arulanantham

Lent-Easter 2007
Benji “The Meat Devourer” Levine & Miriam “The Drunkard” Arkush

‘As long as I can remember’-Michaelmas 2006
Joe “The Meat-Filled’ Wolfson & Tanya “The Sloshed” Willman

1900-2000

1890 – 1902

Solomon “The Sagacious” Schechter