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Rabbi Fishel Cohen has been the faithful chaplain of Birmingham University, Aston, BCU, Coventry, Derby, De Montfort, Leicester, Loughborough, Northampton, Solihull, Warwick and Wolverhampton campuses, and has been for more than two decades.
Fishel and his wife Esther have welcomed us - the current undergraduates - and innumerable alumni into their home for Shabbat, for the Chagim, or just to chat if we were feeling low.
Their experience and commitment are beneficial to every Jewish student here; whether Fishel is standing atop a tall ladder lighting the Chanukah candles outside the Guild, or coming round to every student in the first week, and welcoming us to University life - taking the time to invite us to cake evenings by Esther, he shows a loving dedication to all of us.
In particular, there are many reasons why Birmingham is the most popular location today for Jewish students, but one of them is undoubtedly the atmosphere created by the caring hand of Fishel and Esther.
Despite everything that Fishel has done for us, there are elements within the University Jewish Chaplaincy Board that would like to see Fishel replaced, because they feel that he doesnt represent the best interests of us, the students. We are here to state that the opposite is true...

We want to publicly thank Fishel for everything that he has done for the Jewish community here in the Midlands, and we see absolutely no reason to replace him.

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Latest Signatures

  • 02 January 2016400. Danya T
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015399. Vitek F
    Fishel and Esther have done a marvellous job supporting Jewish students over the years in Bham and surrounding areas. PG they will continue to do for many years to come.
  • 27 December 2015398. Gabi T
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015397. Adam N
    It would be an absolute shame for future generations of Jewish students in the Midlands not to be able to meet and benefit from the fantastic support and friendship that Fishel offers.
  • 20 December 2015396. Gaby B
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015395. David S
    It is clear to me that Fishel has played a huge role for me personally during my time in Birmingham, and I'm sure I speak for many others too. He is made for this job, and has proved this over the many years he has been a chaplain here in the Midlands.
  • 17 December 2015394. Rose K
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015393. Ruth K
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015392. Mark W
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015391. Mark F
    Having spent Sukkot in Birmingham 12 years ago, the only party in a Sukka was in the Cohen's backyard, they had a full house and it was a truly inspiring evening. He must stay to continue his vital work.
  • 29 November 2015390. Rafi G
    I think that both Fishel and Esther are brilliant people who do their jobs excellently and who have got so many Jewish students involved in chaplaincy, hillel and jsoc events. I support Fishel and Esther wholeheartedly and long may their good work continu
  • 27 November 2015389. Jamie J
    THIS A DISGRACE - Just when the B'ham community gets something right some SHMUCKS want to kill it! SHAME ON YOU!!
  • 26 November 2015388. Leoni K
    Fischel is very approachable and a great chaplain
  • 26 November 2015387. Jane J
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015386. Danny B
    fishel is brilliant. he is very helpful and very welcoming.
  • 20 November 2015385. Amy G
    Fishel and Esther are amazing! My brother is now at bham uni and she apparently always talks to him about me-how many people have such an amazing memory as that?!
  • 20 November 2015384. Ryan K
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2015383. Simon N
    The Midlands would not be the same without Fishel and Esther
  • 11 November 2015382. Josh Glenn
  • 10 November 2015381. Jason R
    I support this petition
  • 07 November 2015380. Bettina J
    My time at Bham would not have been the same had it not been for the support and friendship of Rabbi Fishel and Esther Cohen
  • 28 October 2015379. Irene K
    Fishel is an inspirational Chaplain, and I feel that such accusations against him are ridiculous!!
  • 22 October 2015378. Ben L
    Warwick 1995-8. J-Soc chair 1996-7. Fischel was always supportive for us
  • 19 October 2015377. Justin D
    Without Fishel and Esther life at university would have been a very much less inspiring and enjoyable time.
  • 19 October 2015376. Deborah H
    I have no idea why this petition should even have come to being. Fishel and Esther are an essential integral part of birmingham jewish student community and to even suggest otherwise is completely ridiculous. I sincerely hope that whoever has started the
  • 19 October 2015375. Jeremy R
    Fishel and Esther have been here for my every need over the last 6 years in brum. My uni experience would not have been the same without them and many many more students should be lucky enough to have their university experience enhanced by Rabbi Fishel a
  • 15 October 2015374. Daniel S
    My time in university would have been empty without Fishel & Esther. It was his good name which encouraged me to choose Birmingham to study. He took care of me and provided with all my needs while there and I cannot thank him enough. The events he cre

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