We are excited to welcome our new Cohort of Fellows, read all about them here.
Hungary is a country of poignant contradictions – a case study in the challenges of contemporary human rights. e learned about Jewish life and social action in Budapest, and the trip shone a spotlight on Hungary’s Roma community.
Our second day in Budapest – a deep dive into modern-day Hungary and the lived experiences of marginalised groups
Despite Shabbat being ‘the day of rest’, the third day of our trip to Budapest matched the intensity of the others – high.
“We were all entirely overcome by the power of the day” – Fellows visit a Hungarian Roma village
By Jeffrey Newman For me, this was the session when the Fellowship first began to ‘gel’. Partially this is the result of the number of meetings and the time in the Pub, but more it was the open human approach of Marta whose warmth and personal story allowed us to connect with her and therefore […]
Learn about the takeaways from our latest session by one of our Fellows
by Mo Makin The topic of discussion for this session was immigration detention. Immigration always seems to be in the News. Politicians and journalists are mostly seen questioning how much immigration the UK has? What type of immigrants are coming and where those immigrants are from? I feel that because the majority of focus on […]
By Josh Vuglar Am I not a man and a brother? From the story of the oppression of the Jews in Egypt as told in the Book of Exodus, to the brutality of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery often seems something distant and remote. A horror consigned to history forever more. Yet, slavery persists and […]
By Claudia Hyde The 2019 René Cassin-AJA Fellowship Programme kicked off on 29 January 2019 with the inaugural session, where we were introduced to each other and to the themes of the programme. With eight participants, this year’s cohort is benefiting from a diverse range of experiences and professional backgrounds, which include public health, rabbinical […]