Cambridge University Jewish Society

CUJS

Who we are

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.

What we do

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!

How to get involved

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.

Upcoming events

To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Meet the chaplains

Atira Baruch was born in Teaneck NJ, living there until she made Aliyah with her family at the age of 14. After graduating High School and completing national service, she learnt for a year in Shaalvim and went on to study for a BA in Social Work at Bar Ilan University. She has practiced as a clinical social worker for the last few years, most recently working with Ultra-Orthodox Women struggling with mental health. Atira can usually be found baking (or watching GBBO!), and loves enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two children Shaya (almost 3) and Noa (2.5 months).

Rabbi Ben Baruch was born and raised in Palmers Green, where he lived until he graduated Immanuel College. For his Gap Year he went to Yeshivat Hakotel in the Old City of Jerusalem, planning to return to London to study Physics at Imperial. He ended up staying in Yeshiva for another 9 years, receiving Smicha from World Mizrachi and teaching at Hakotel and Amudim. In parallel with his Yeshiva studies, Ben graduated with a BsC in Electro-Optical Engineering from JCT and is pursuing an MA in Jewish History. Aside from a love of all things Jewish, Ben is passionate about specialty coffee, The Office (US), and spending time with his wife and kids.

The Committee (Michaelmas/Sukkot 2022)

The Presidents

Hannah Pearlman

King's

Psychology

Jischai Wyler

Queens'

Mathematics

The rest of the committee

Adi Weider

King's

Economics

Buildings & Security

Joel Fenton

Gonville and Cauis

Anglo Saxon, Norse & Celtic

Canteen Treasurer

Isaac Kaufmann

Fitzwilliam

Mathematics

Canteen Treasurer

Aaron Kriegman

Jesus

Mathematics

Canteenie

Gilad Fibeesh

Fitzwilliam

Mathematics

Development

Zev Menanchemson

Jesus

Natural Sciences

Education

Jacob Hougie

Corpus Christi

HSPS

Egal Rep

David Levy

Trinity

Philosophy

Events

Sarah Levy

Clare

Philosophy

Events

Hannah Haskel

Sidney Sussex

History

External

Jack Lubner

Trinity Hall

History

External

Charlotte Bentley

Murray Edwards

History

Freshers' Rep

Adam Haffner

Fitzwilliam

Land Economy

Freshers' Rep

Yonina Jaffe

Downing

Vetinary Medicine

Grad Rep

Natale Saideman

Selwyn

Vetinary Medicine

Grad Rep

Ben Domb

Selwyn

Engineering

Interfaith

Zev Menanchemson

Jesus

Natural Sciences

Junior Treasurer

Rebekah Treganna

Murray Edwards

HSPS

LGBTQ+

Sam Steinberg

Queens'

Engineering

Mancom Rep

Isaac Kaufmann

Fitzwilliam

Mathematics

Secretary

Hannah Benaim

Jesus

Psychology

Social Action

Charlotte Bentley

Murray Edwards

History

Social Media

Isaac Kaufmann

Fitzwilliam

Mathematics

Webmaster

Aurelia Hodes

Lucy Cavendish

Psychology

Welfare

Sharoni Blass

Murray Edwards

Engineering

Women's & Non-Binary

Contact us

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.

Chaplains:

  • Anything about Jewish life, Judaism or if you just fancy a chat or somewhere to go for lunch.
  • Facebook

Treasurer:

Secretary:

Other:

  • For any other specific enquiries, please find the relevant committee member and get in touch via Facebook or Email.
  • If you are not sure who to get in touch with, try contacting the presidents and we can forward you on to the relevant party.