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:
Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat in the CJL shul
Shabbat Dinner at 104West!
Oneg in the CJL
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.
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.
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.