Did you know that while the vast majority of those who work and volunteer in the Jewish community are women, more often than not, those who hold the top jobs/roles are men? Try to remember famous Jewish men from throughout history and most of us won’t struggle to think of plenty but it’s a struggle to think of nearly as many famous Jewish women.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. For the second year running, the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) are joining the celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements by celebrating the amazing women in our own community.
The worldwide theme of International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange. At WUJS we’re adding our own hashtag to the campaign... #JustLikeHer so that we can highlight the women in our community who've already been bold and use there example to inspire others. We want people to recognise Jewish women contributions and achievements and the best way to do that is to get people speaking about them.
So how does it work?
The annual WUJS Awards were presented on the evening of the 4th of January, the final night of WUJS Congress. The winners of the awards are listed as follows:
Well done to everyone who contributes to Jewish life on campus and specifically those who have been shortlisted.
The annual WUJS Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the people who have contributed and dedicated themselves to Jewish life on campus. It is a night where students from unions all over the world can join together to celebrate all that they have achieved the past year.
We want to make students feel proud of their activities on campus, to remind them that what they’re doing makes a difference and has a positive, tangible impact on student life. We award prizes for a whole host of campus activity. Celebrating young leaders who have promoted Jewish and Israel education, organised events of significance and import, actively engaged with interfaith or led a social action campaign are just a few of the awards offered.
This year we have doubled the number of awards offered and we received more nominations than ever before.
Well done to everyone who contributes to Jewish life on campus and specifically those who have been shortlisted. Here is a list of the nominees:
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