Here at Exeter, we are open to students of all backgrounds, both religious and secular students will find the society both fun and useful! We showcase the best of our culture and religion by always bringing a modern twist: annual festivals, Friday Night Dinners, Hebrew lessons, and much more.
Our students are diverse and come from many parts of the world and each has a unique connection to Judaism, be it cultural or religious. We make sure to accommodate all students in our society and make our events varied and fun for people of all backgrounds and faiths.
The society is here to assist its students in any way possible, our members study many different disciplines at the University and are always here to help with anything. Additionally, our Chaplin Tony Reese is here to help with anything, no matter how big or small!
Our annual ball events are themed on a Jewish festival that occurs around September/October. In this way, we share our seasonal joys with everyone. The first of its kind was the Interfaith Winter Formal which brought together other faith societies on campus. The project was successful and won the Exeter Guild Awards for 'Event of the Year (2014)'.
Our festival Rosh Hashanah (or Jewish New Year) themed JSoc Ball was - Israel: Celebrations of a Sweet New Year, which brought together Friends of Israel society. As a result, we were nominated for UJS 'Event of the Year (2014)'.
Our society has multiple short interviews with BBC Radio Devon, speaking on modern Jewish life. For our efforts, UJS nominated us the 'Communication of the Year (2014)'. During that season, we held for the society a full Kosher Shabbat dinner, which is part our campaign for kosher food at Exeter.
Last year (2015) we managed to secure a Kosher accommodation block in university accommodation for students who want to observe Jewish customs even at university.
You will find opportunities to have fun, network, get assistance in your studies and personal life, and much more in Exeter JSoc.