Last updated: 2003-09-14
Association of Jewish Sixth-formers
The Association of Jewish Sixth-formers is open to anyone in years 11, 12 and 13, despite the misleading name. We are a national organisation which accepts people from any background and is run by these members.
The following are the vision and mission statements of AJ6:
AJ6's vision is of an educated and tolerant community, responsible for each other, excited and enriched by their Judaism and inspired by their Youth.
AJ6's mission is to educate and develop Jewish fifth and sixth formers, enabling them to shape Jewish life at school, on campus and in the wider community.
AJ6 has a few core principles which makes the organisation unique:
We are peer led. That means that the National Executive is responsible for the running and the direction of AJ6. There is support from the madrichim, the full time workers and the trustees, but ultimately power lies with the members who are represented by the Executive.
We believe in Arevut. This is a phrase derived from the saying 'Kol Yisrael arevim ze le ze' meaning 'All of Israel is responsible for one another'. In AJ6 this means that we accept Jews, practising or not, from whatever stream and from whatever backgrounds. Every one is welcome regardless of religious or political belief.
We are have a membership side. We run regular meetings all over the country, as well as at least three balls a year; the Spring Ball, the Boat Ball in the summer and the Fresher Ball in October. We also run three National Weekends a year, a 'Spiritual Shabbat', a Summer Social and a 5-day Conference in December.
We are also a services organisation. This means that apart from the membership side, we do things for the Jewish community at large. This can be divided into two main areas; Campus and Schools.
We are a movement run by and for fifth and sixth-formers. This means that we can provide the most relevant services for fifth and sixth-formers, from campus support to second timers tours, from leadership to an amazing social life.
For more information:
AJ6, Hillel House, 1-2 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DS
Tel: 020 7387 3384
Fax: 020 7387 3392