November 2014
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EUJS this November

Dear friends,
This fall, our energies are focused on winning partners in the fight against anti-Semitism in Europe – And also being partners to others in their struggles against discrimination and prejudice.
The foundation was laid over a month ago at the first “Jewish Youth European Summit” in Naples, organized together with the Italian Union of Jewish Students (UGEI). During the summit, participants exchanged their experiences with anti-Semitism over the summer, and began to work out a set of recommendations to policy makers. These will be voiced by a delegation of Jewish student leaders at the upcoming OSCE Conference on Antisemitism in Berlin from November 12th-13th. It is an honor that EUJS was invited to join the steering committee for this important event, and that so many young people will be able to voice their views and ideas directly to the highest levels of policy making.
Next, Jewish, Armenian and Roma participants of our “Negotiating Identities” seminar, which just took place in Georgia in partnership with the Armenian General Benevolent Union and European Roma Grassroots Organisation, decided to launch a network for joint advocacy and commemoration. Recognizing a shared desire to prevent future genocide, tackle discrimination and benefit from each other’s experiences, EUJS will be coordinating the efforts of this network over the next coming months. We look forward to this meaningful work.
Furthermore, EUJS is actively engaged in addressing hate on the internet. I was proud to present Jewish student campaigns tackling hate online at the annual International Network against Cyber Hate conference, and to contribute to the planning of the upcoming European Action Day against Fascism and Antisemitism of the No Hate Speech Movement, which will take place on November 9th.
Finally, the new EUJS Executive Director Jonathan Keyson has begun his work at EUJS, and I am very enthusiastic about what he will bring to the organization. Having revived the Dutch Union of Jewish Students (IJAR), Jonathan has experience, drive and commitment to all aspects of Jewish student life, and I am sure you will see the impact of his work very soon!
I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of your newsletter, which contains several exciting seminar and internship opportunities.
Warm regards,

Jane Braden-Golay
EUJS President

"Sex and the Community: Gender Equality and Sexual Orientation in the Jewish World"

London, November 30th - December 5th

More than ever, gender equality and equal rights for LGBTQ are in the news and topics of public debate. But what's going on in our communities?

Join EUJS in partnership with CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe in London for a seminar that discusses crucial questions, develops tools and skills that help you get involved and connects you with Europe’s most active Jewish students!

For more information and applications, click

EUJS and WUJS Seminar at Yad Vashem

Jerusalem, December 21st-26th
EUJS and WUJS are proud to invite you to a selective, in-depth Shoah seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem!

Join Jewish student leaders, activists and informal educators for a seminar with leading experts and educators and discover new perspectives on the Shoah and discuss their impact on our communities today.

For more information and applications, click here.


New Internship Openings

Today is your chance to be a part of the EUJS Team!

EUJS has opened 2 paid internship positions, starting in October 2014:

 Social Media Manager
2. Event Coordinator

Visit our website for more information and applications!

World Union of Jewish Students Congress

Israel, December 28th - 31st

Come and celebrate the 90th anniversary of WUJS, learn, connect and party with like-minded people from all over the world! 

Congress is the Annual General Meeting of the Jewish student union movement. You, the leaders and activists of our member unions, representing communities from all over the world will join together to set the agenda for the coming year, coordinate your activities and receive crucial training. In December 2014, hundreds of you will gather in order to connect with your peers, strengthen ties between your different student unions and learn about Israel and the Jewish people. 

Click here for more infomation, and see you in Israel!
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The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) is the umbrella organization of 35 national Jewish student unions in Europe and the FSU, representing over 200'000 Jewish students. Founded in 1978, EUJS has become a distinguished voice speaking up for Jewish student interests at the international level. We are a constituent member of the European Youth Forum, are supported by the Council of Europe, the European Commission and all recognized Jewish organizations. In 2006, we obtained the special Consultative Status to the ECOSOC of the United Nations. EUJS was furthermore the recipient of the European Parliament's "European Citizens Prize" in 2011 for its "exceptional commitment to promoting better mutual understanding and closer integration amongst people."

The EUJS team is a group of young Jews from all over Europe, elected by delegates from all European countries to help further EUJS' mission. Its annual programming includes the Summer University, international, inter-religious, inter-generational seminars, and cutting edge work that puts it at the forefront of the European context.
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