WUJS Congress 2012 will take place from December 30th to January 4th in Jerusalem. The congress will include lectures, forums and focus groups on different issues affecting Jewish students and the world around them.
Provisional Program Highlights
Social Action, Just Societies and Women's Rights Jews have historically lead efforts against racism, the far right and unjust societies. How can Jewish students affect the world around them today when no one seems to agree who, or what is at fault. Is austerity a Jewish value? How can societies develop economically while still protecting the most vulnerable?
Fighting Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism Israel is never far from the news. A global BDS campaign is attackingIsrael based on its policies in the territories. Is this campaign justified and if not how do Jewish students fight it? Is Israel the new apartheid state and is all anti-Zionism anti-Semitism or is it just a new blood libel against the Jews?
Tikkun Olam – Green Issues or Global Economic Recover Mitzva Day, Tikkun Olam, Plant a Tree. Are Jewish causes still relevant when the people of Eritrea are starving and Mexicans are being murdered in drug wars? Do we need to do more than plant trees or are Jews still at the forefront of making the world a better place? Does Israeli High-tech hold the key to our place in global society or do we need to do more to achieve justice across borders?