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A taste of life ‘On Campus’

5th November 2012

The Liberal and Reform Jewish youth movements teamed up this weekend to give potential students a taste of what Progressive Jewish life at university is like.

oncampus2As part of the ‘On Campus’ event, sixth-formers were able to take part in a student Shabbat service and ask questions about applying and going to university from those who have recently experienced the transition.

Taking place at Cambridge University, which has a thriving egalitarian Jewish scene and a very active Jewish Society, the weekend included activities such as programmes exploring different ways of expressing ones Judaism on campus, Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Egalitarian Minyan and a scavenger hunt through the city.

Offering advice on student life at all universities, not just Cambridge, the event was a joint venture between the Reform and Liberal youth movements (LJY-Netzer and RSY-Netzer) and student organisations (Jeneration and LJ Students).

LJY-Netzer movement worker Robin Cooke, one of the ‘On Campus’ organisers, said: “LJY-Netzer’s first On Campus weekend was a great success, with a combined twenty-eight participants joining together to pray, learn and experience university life first-hand.  We look forward to running more similar events in the near future – watch this space!”

For more information on future LJY-Netzer events go to www.ljy-netzer.org