Jewish Life at Duke offers programs targeted to the needs of Jewish students – and helps the entire Duke community learn more about Jewish life and traditions.
Jewish & Israel Resources
Jewish Life at Duke and the Duke Career Center have partnered to collect resources and facilitate conversations aimed at incorporating Duke students' personal interest in or identification with Judaism and/or Israel into their career decision-making process. Our goal is to provide useful and interesting information to support Duke students' self-awareness, growth, and future success, taking the whole person into account.
Built upon the Jewish value that the highest form of tzedakah (righteous work or charity) is to facilitate the ability of another person to earn a living and become self-sufficient, the Freeman Fellows Internship Program offers competitive internships in a wide range of high-demand fields. Sponsored by successful Duke alumni, parents and friends associated with Jewish Life at Duke, the Freeman Fellows Internship Program includes challenging summer internships at premiere organizations around the country.
A sampling of the current internship opportunities include:
Graduating seniors and their families are invited to gather Friday afternoon of graduation weekend to celebrate members of the graduating class with a special ceremony and reception, a gift and an optional Shabbat service and dinner.
JFAM welcomes you into our Jewish Duke family. The summer before your first year, you’ll receive an e-mail from an upper-class peer to chat about campus life and let you know what’s going on with Jewish Life during Welcome Week, starting with our annual Welcome Back BBQ. Once you arrive on campus, you can expect the fun to continue with exciting and innovative programs. JFAM is a fabulous gateway to Jewish Life at Duke. If you would like to be a part of a 'JFAM'ily, email Jewish Life at Duke.
Whether it is the Freeman Center’s unisex bathrooms, Keshet’s Seven Jewish Values (which means “rainbow” in Hebrew) on our bulletin board, welcoming community, the “ally” stickers you will find on all of our staffs doors, our own LGBT Jewish resource list, invitation to national LGBT Jewish student conferences, or LGBT speakers, you will find that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews are fully included in all parts of the Jewish community.
Are you studying abroad during the semester or over the summer. Be sure to check out the Jewish community abroad for opportunities to meet Jewish university students, celebrate holidays, volunteer in the community, and kosher restaurants.
Jewish Life at Duke to Offer Spring 2013 Birthright Trip Jewish Life at Duke will be hosting a spring 2013 Birthright trip. Registration is not yet set by the National Office, but is typically in mid-February. Early-bird registration will be available in the Spring of 2013 for those who have previously started the registration process for any Birthright trip. This trip is open to current Duke students in the Class of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Make sure that you register early and pay your deposit so that you can visit Israel in the spring with Duke on the only official Duke University Taglit-Birthright Israel trip! If you are interested in participating in Birthright during the winter, please contact us for more details at Birthright@Duke.edu.
The Class of 2014 is invited to celebrate Thanksgiving in Prague with fellow classmates. Students both abroad and at Duke are invited. This program is open to all juniors in good standing regardless of religion.
Registration and Acceptance Registration is completed online through our designated partner travel agency. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 21st. You will be notified of your acceptance into the program by Friday, September 28th. Space is limited and registration does not automatically mean acceptance. Registration is not considered complete without payment of the $275 program fee.