2nd April 2012
120 STUDENTS DINE WITH TRIBE, CHAPLAINCY AND THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR
120 students from across the UK had the opportunity to hear from HE Daniel Taub, the Israeli Ambassador to the UK at the Tribe and University Jewish Chaplaincy fifth annual National Friday night dinner at Finchley United Synagogue.
The Ambassador commented on how it can often be difficult to advocate for a State which is so associated with conflict in the public consciousness but went on to explain how despite this, by focusing on Israel’s countless achievements across an array of sectors we can promote the message that Israel has made an invaluable contribution to the wider world, in its short history.
During a question and answer session, the Ambassador discussed with students some of the more difficult allegations about Israel that they face on campus and gave advice on how best to respond.
HE Daniel Taub commented on the dinner;
“I was delighted to join so many students for such a warm Friday night dinner and explore with them ways to deepen engagement and involvement with Israel. It was also a great opportunity to express appreciation for the Chaplains and their wonderful work on campus.”
David Eder, Tribe Campus Ambassador for Nottingham added;
“The dinner was a great success and a perfect opportunity to bring students and Chaplains together. The talk by Daniel Taub, the Israeli Ambassador, was particularly interesting, because it offered students the opportunity to give him an idea of the sorts of issues that we debate so regularly on campus.”
EDITORS’ NOTES: -
TRIBE is part of the United Synagogue and works with the young people in the community. TRIBE helps its members feel part of the United Synagogue family by supporting and encouraging communities to run projects for their young people and by providing real benefits directly to its members. TRIBE is split into four age groups Kids, Teens, Campus and Community. Tribe is open to any Jew from the moment they are born until the age of 30. For further information on TRIBE, please visit www.tribeuk.com
Since its establishment over forty years ago thousands upon thousands of Jewish students have benefited from the strength and support given to them by their Jewish student Chaplain. Thanks to the generosity of the community, there are now nine Chaplaincy couples across the country covering every major student population in the UK. There for Jewish students to talk to, our Chaplains are there 24/7 to listen and offer support as a ‘home away from home’. Chaplains are also there for Jewish students to make a Jewish connection, through educational programmes, social events and visits to Jewish students on smaller campuses, the Chaplains help them maintain a meaningful and positive Jewish connection.
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