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Jewish Life

The CJL cares for a wide variety of Jewish needs. In addition to our dining and residence halls, we have a synagogue with minyan 3 times a day during the week, Shabbat, and holidays.   


Each week the CJL creates a full Shabbat experience:

Friday night:

Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat in the CJL shul 

Shabbat Dinner at 104West!  

Oneg in the CJL

Shabbat Day:

Shacharit at Anabel Taylor Hall

Kiddush and Pre-Lunch Shiur in the CJL

Lunch at 104West!

Mincha and 3rd Meal at 104West!

Maariv and Havdalah 



There is an Orthodox Minyan 3 times a day organized by a student-run organization called Kedma. Teffila is always a vibrant and exciting time in the CJL shul! Also on Shabbat, Shevach the conservative egalitarian minyan meets and prays in a different location. 

Beit Midrash

The CJL's beautiful Beit Midrash, located in 104West!, is open to all every day. Twice a week the CJL organizes structured learning events with chulent, snacks, and more, and allows students to arrange chavrutas or initiate Jewish learning on campus. 

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Holidays at the CJL are filled with yummy food, ruach, and friends! For each chag, the CJL ensures the Jewish community has full minyanim, kosher food, and a unique atmosphere to make the students' chag experience effortless.  



The OU Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) is a program of the Orthodox Union in partnership with Hillel. Administered by the OU, JLIC is a program that helps Orthodox students navigate the college environment, and balance their Jewish commitments with their desire to engage the secular world. JLIC and Hillel are working to hire a new OU-JLIC Couple for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond.



Meor is a campus organization group that helps facilitate Torah learning as well as fun events on campus. Twice a week two enthusiastic Rabbeim, Rabbi Harkavy and Rabbi Stengel. come in to meet with and learn together with students. 

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