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The Jerusalem Café
The Jerusalem Café provides quality kosher food primarily for students, but is open to anyone interested in kosher meals.
The meals we provide are:
We are also looking into stocking some kosher essentials for students to buy.
We have an ordering system for all meals.
To order a meal click here.
All meals should be ordered by 6am Thursday (or the day before Yom Tov) By ordering online, your account will automatically be debited for the meal.
Orders can only be cancelled before 6am Thursday by emailing the Canteen Treasurer via our Contact Page. If you don't book, you are still very welcome and we'll do our best to provide food, though you'll be charged an extra £1.50 for each dinner or lunch meal. We do ask you to respect the ordering system as otherwise we could underestimate numbers leaving everyone somewhat wanting in food!
Visitors do not need accounts but please contact the canteen treasurer so that we have enough food for you!
Please feel free to email the canteen us with feedback, comments and suggestions for future meal here.
Kosher food is easily accessible in Cambridge:
Derby Stores (by the Newnham Co-op) has a small stock of Kosher bread, cheeses, pot noodles and other condiments. They will also take orders for deliveries from London.
The 'big' Sainsburys (on Coldhams Lane) also has Kosher sections, and stocks chicken, sliced meats, dips and various bits and bobs.
CU Cholent Society
The cholent society is our name for the third Shabbat meal (seuda shlishit) because historically (!) Cambridge students enjoy a steaming bowl of cholent (meat stew) with a shot of whiskey at this time on Shabbat.
Feel free to join us every week, Shabbat afternoon in the student centre, for a culinary and spiritual experience.
CU Cholent Society Ladlemaster & Ladle Mistress (Whisky Wench): Joseph Voignac and Sarah Sofer
The history of the Cambridge University Cholent Society is long and complex. Since the days of yore the distinguished members of the Society have gathered in friendship and in brotherhood to partake of the holy cholent. Since time immemorial these gatherings were presided over by a Ladle Master, a position which has been passed down from generation to generation, each Ladle Master personally appointing his successor. In the fulness of time the ladle passed to "Joe the meat filled". Following a revolution by certain female members of the Society, who held the cholent hostage, a new position was created - that of the Whisky Wench. This "prestigious" position was given to "Tanya the sloshed".
Since then, the society has witnessed a number of transitions and thwarted plots. Fortunately, with our new leaders at the helm, stability reigns once more.
Past Ladle Masters and Ladle Mistresses (Whisky Wenches)
Lisa "the l'chaim" Altmann-Richer & Michael "the resilient" Freedman
Miriam "The Tolerant" Seitler & Reuven "The Respected" Shirazi
Michaelmas 2010 - Lent 2011
Deborah "The Bacchanalian" Fisher & Leo "The Outrageous" Davidson
Donna "The Wine-y" Hirsch & Joshua "The Tyrannical" Marks
Gemma "The Jolly" Steinhart & Toby "The Benevolent" Brown
Jonathan "The Long Winded" Neumann and Mino "The Merry" Phillips
Anton "The Sweet Singer of CUJS" Eriera and Rachelle "The Smooth Malted Scot" Arulanantham
Daniel "The Frog-Legged" Guetta & Rachelle "The smooth malted Scot" Arulanantham
Benji "The Meat Devourer" Levine & Miriam "The Drunkard" Arkush
'As long as I can remember'-Michaelmas 2007
Joe "The Meat-Filled' Wolfson & Tanya "The Sloshed" Willman
Cholent society meets every Saturday afternoon. Contact
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