Tribe increases presence
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-09-12
New Tribe ambassadors
The United Synagogues Tribe project which aims to engage with young members of the community has grown the number of "ambassadors" it has to support Jewish students on campus.
Last September, it had three people and this year it has increased to seven. The ambassadors, who are students themselves will cover Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London and Manchester with hopes to also add Bristol and Nottingham later this year.
Those seven attended a special induction at Tribe's north west London office where they were addressed by newly appointed chief executive of Jewish Chaplaincy Rabbi Yoni Sherizen as well as United Synagogue chief executive Rabbi Saul Zneimer.
"Today has been really motivating and all of us are looking forward to the year ahead," said Deborah Carter, campus ambassador for Birmingham. "Tribe are now at the cutting edge of Jewish campus life in Britain and its great being a part of such an important project.