The Jewish Student Union Germany (JSUD) is the nationwide representation of Jewish students and young Jewish adults in Germany. It was founded on December 8, 2016 in Berlin and has been based there ever since.  Currently, it represents around 25,000 young Jewish adults aged 18 to 35.
The purpose of the JSUD is to unite all Jewish students and young Jewish adults in Germany for joint political work and interest representation.
The JSUD defines its tasks according to its statutes in
- representing the interests of Jewish students and young Jewish adults both internally and externally,
- promoting Jewish awareness among Jewish students and young Jewish adults as well as their solidarity with one another,
- combating all forms of racist, xenophobic, religious and political discrimination, in particular anti-Semitism,
- raising awareness and informing the non-Jewish public in Germany about Jewish issues,
- promoting solidarity with the State of Israel,
- promoting civil society engagement and strengthening democracy in Germany.
The organs of the JSUD form the general assembly, the board of directors and the advisory board. The general assembly is the highest organ of the JSUD. It is responsible for the discharge of the board of directors, the election of the board members, the issuing of assignments to the board of directors and the resolution of changes to the statutes. It takes place at least once a year during and at the location of the annual Jewish Youth Congress, organized by the Central Welfare Office of Jews in Germany(ZWST) and the Central Council of Jews in Germany Kdö.R. The board consists of five people and is composed of a president, two vice-presidents, a treasurer and a person responsible for public relations. The planning steps, actions and business of JSUD are decided in the board of directors. Its legislative period lasts two years. The President manages the business of JSUD and officially represents it to the outside world. The vice-presidents represent the president if he is unable to attend. The treasurer submits a financial report to the general assembly. The managing director is responsible for the administration of the daily business. In the JSUD there are four thematic sections in which the fields of action are mapped: Policy, Regional, Society & Social and public relations. One member of the board of directors at a time heads a department.
The current board (since March 2019) is represented by Mischa Ushakov (President), Anna Staroselski, Lars Umanski, Ruben Gerczikow and Avital Grinberg. 
The JSUD was initiated on December 8, 2016 by a founding board.  With its constitution, it succeeded the Federal Association of Jewish Students in Germany (BJSD) as a representative institution for Jewish students and young adults in Germany. The ordinary and public election of the board took place at the youth congress in Frankfurt am Main in March 2017. 
Within the Jewish community, the members of the JSUD are active in the Jewish youth work of the Central Welfare Office of Jews in Germany (ZWST), the Jewish communities, their regional associations and the German and international Jewish initiatives. The representatives of the JSUD are active in German domestic politics, Middle East politics and international relations. Board members participated in discussions at the United Nations Human Rights Council, European Parliament , Trilateral Strategic Dialogue, American Jewish Committee, Global Jewish Advocacy Forum, and Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance Youth Congress . The JSUD participates in pro- Israel demonstrations and events such as the nationwide Israel Day.
The JSUD positions itself through statements and actions on political developments in the public. Under the hashtag #wasabbassagt, activists of the JSUD started an "information campaign" in which they commented on the public appearances of the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas . The reason for this was a state visit by Abbas to Germany. The aim of the campaign was to draw attention to the differences in the rhetoric of Abbas' appearances - seen by the initiators in this way - according to which Abbas was oriented towards peace policy abroad, while his domestic political statements were agitatory and conflict-oriented in character.  JSUD activists attended Abbas' lecture at theKonrad Adenauer Foundation for the Two State Solution and wore shirts on which quotations from his speeches to the Palestinian population were printed.  On June 23, 2017, the JSUD turned against Al-Quds Day in Berlin at a public rally together with other Jewish and political organizations . [8th]
In 2017 JSUD received the Developing Union Award from the World Union of Jewish Students for outstanding development within the Jewish student associations on an international level.  A year later, in 2018, she received the Campaign of the Year Award from the World Union of Jewish Students for the # Afnee campaign. The campaign was directed against the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany . 
The first nationwide Jewish Campus Week, organized by JSUD, will start in June 2019. At a total of eight locations in Germany, Jewish students organized programs that dealt with the Jewish religion, tradition and culture. Information stands, panel discussions, film evenings and informal meetings were offered at the universities.  In cooperation with the Young Forum of the German-Israeli Society (DIG) and the free association of student bodies , the JSUD organized the first German-Israeli student conference (DISK) in Frankfurt am Main from June 15 to 16, 2019 . During the DISK was with the political student associationsRing of Christian Democratic Students , Juso University Groups , Campusgrün and Federal Association of Liberal University Groups passed a non-partisan resolution against all anti-Semitism and against the Israel boycott movement Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). 
In 2019, the Jewish Student Union Germany received the Union of the Year Award at the 46th World Union of Jewish Students Congress in Jerusalem . 
The JSUD is organized as a public corporation within the Central Council of Jews in Germany. She has a partial membership within the World Union of Jewish Students. Since August 2017 she has been a full member of the European Union of Jewish Students.  Within the European Union of Jewish Students, the JSUD, Ruben Gerczikow, is the vice-president. 
The JSUD cooperates with the following organizations:
- Association of Jewish Youth and Students Cologne (BjJSK)
- Association of Jewish Students in Baden
- Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich Studienwerk e. V.
- Hillel Germany
- JeWnovation - youth and student association in North Rhine
- JuBuK - food
- Young Jewish Future of Dortmund (JAtiD)
- Young and Jewish Germany
- Jewish Student Group Karlsruhe (JSK)
- Jewish student group Kaiserslautern
- Jewish Youth and Student Association Hesse (JJSH)
- Jewish Student Association Stuttgart
- Jewish Student Association Franconia
- Young Forum of the German-Israeli Society (DIG)
- JuStWe - Jewish Student Association Westphalia
- Morasha Germay eV
- Studentenverband Dortmund
- Lavi Berlin
- Association of Jewish Students in Bavaria (VJSB)
- Association of Jewish Students North
- Young Jewish Professionals
- Central Council of Jews in Germany
- Central Welfare Office for Jews in Germany (ZWST)
- Zionist Youth Germany
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