Jewish Student Chaplaincy Scotland is our new name, but as NRCB and NRJC we have been providing support and advice for Jewish students in Scotland since the 1960s.

Jewish Student Chaplaincy was pioneered in Scotland. In 1969, Rabbi Michael Rosin was asked by students in Northern Region to become their Honorary Chaplain.

A recent National Jewish Student Survey found that students studying in Scotland are more likely to have experienced anti-semitism.  Jewish student views straddle the spectrum of political and religious opinion and the Chaplains and Members of the JSCS Board work with University Authorities and students to ensure that they, the students, are free to study and socialise in a safe and constructive atmosphere.

Chaplaincy support for Jewish students in Scotland is more vital than ever please help support us in this work by making a donation.

Our  Chaplaincy couple (Hodaya and Aharon Lemberger) cater their events for many different crowds around the country. They have one off social events around the Jewish and student calendars from ‘Welcome to Campus’ events to Chanukah parties to summer BBQs. They host Shabbat and Festival meals as well as midweek meals, endless coffees and visits to the pub! They join and support the Jewish Societies in their events and regularly meet students on a 1:1 basis and be there as ‘the people to go to’ if they have any problems.

They run weekly classes and sessions where they teach and learn anything from Jewish Thought to Talmud and very often – sometimes at the same time – will combine these with a fun event such as cupcake decorating, making pizzas, different arts and crafts – the list is endless – and always involve food and/or drink!

With the variety of events and classes we hope to provide for everyone.

Jewish Student Chaplaincy Scotland

Also known as

Northern Region Jewish Chaplaincy

Northern Region Chaplaincy Board,



Scottish Charity Registration Number SC005999

A SCIO registered in Scotland, providing a Chaplaincy Service for all Jewish Students in Scotland