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

Meet the chaplains

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.

The committee

Abe Tolley

Christ's

Medicine

President

Rafi Levy

Jesus

CompSci

President

Jacob Smith

Trinity Hall

NatSci

Treasurer

Zev Shirazi

Jesus

Maths

Secretary

Jischai Wyler

Queens

Maths

Canteenie

Ariella Taub

Clare

English

Canteenie

Avi Lederman

Christ’s

MML

Canteen Treasurer

Jeremy Schiff

Jesus

NatSci

Canteen Treasurer & Interfaith Officer

Sam Kunin

Clare

AMES

Freshers Rep

Ellie Rabinowitz

Fitz

Engineering

Freshers Rep

Maverick Fraser

Corpus Christi

MML

Events

Caroline Katzive

Newnham

MML

Events & Egal

Joel Rosen

Trinity Hall

History

LGBT Officer

Charlotte Zemmel

Newnham

HPS

Womens Officer

Aure Aflalo

Caius

Pathology

Grad Rep

Caroline Baumhol

Emmanuel

Law

International Rep

Matty Handler

Magdelene

Natsci

Buildings and Security

Jake Mendel

St Cats

NatSci

Development Officer

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.

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.