All Jewish students in the world should be connected, represented, and empowered, to create strong and dynamic national and regional unions.
The World Union of Jewish Students is the central, global, democratically elected Jewish Student leadership network, led by students for students. WUJS serves as an umbrella organization, uniting and representing independent Jewish student associations working in over 50 countries around the world.
WUJS was founded by Hersch Lauterpacht in 1924 with the aim of “Fostering the unity of Jewish students worldwide. Striving to ensure their participation in the fulfillment of the aspirations of the Jewish people, its continuity, and the development of its religious, spiritual, cultural and social heritage.”
We strive to promote the unity of Jewish students worldwide and to ensure their participation in the realization of the aspirations, continuity and development of the Jewish people in terms of religion, national, spiritual, cultural and social heritage. WUJS works to empower and strengthen Jewish student leadership through its member organizations: the nationally and internationally elected Jewish student associations. We do this by amplifying the reach and impact of our members by connecting them to each other, facilitating a global exchange of views and information, and providing leadership and skills training. When necessary, we mobilize our members and coordinate their activism efforts on a global scale.