Mazal tov on your acceptance to Duke University! We can’t wait to meet you during Blue Devil Days.
We’ll be at the Departmental Fair in Cameron Indoor Stadium from 8-9:30am on April 8, 19, and 25. Swing by our table to learn more about Jewish Life at Duke, chat with current students, and snag some SWAG.
You and your family are also more than welcome to swing by the Freeman Center for Jewish Life during your visit. We are easily accessible via the free campus bus line, which stops on the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue. Our doors will be open from 8:30a-5p, and we’ll be more than happy to give you a tour of our facilities and answer any questions you have.
Additionally, there will be various student activities ongoing throughout Blue Devil Days, which you are also welcome to join:
4:30-8:30p – Challah for Hunger, Smart Home, Central Campus
Join Duke’s chapter of Challah for Hunger, a nationally recognized organization, to bake challah that they will later sell to raise money for charities that fight hunger.
6:00-7:00p – Mac and Chat, Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Central Campus
Join first-year students for an open discussion about current events both on campus, and off, while enjoying the Freeman Center’s famous mac ‘n cheese.
2:00-3:30p – Lucy Aharish, Languages 207, West Campus
Lucy Aharish, an Israeli-Arab journalist will discuss her experiences in Israel and the challenges she’s faced; from serving as the torch lighter at the annual Israel Independence Day ceremony to when her family experienced a terrorist attack, Aharish’s story is both fascinating, and memorable.
5:30-8:00p – Shabbat, Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Central Campus
Learning with Rabbi Elana Friedman at 5:30p
Song session at 5:45p
Services at 6:00p
Kosher Shabbat dinner at 7:00p
7:00p – Coalition for Preserving Memory (CPM) meeting, Languages 312, West Campus
CPM is dedicated to memorializing genocide victims from the 20th and 21st centuries in a way that will be relevant and meaningful to future generations.
7:45p – Duke Friends of Israel (DFI) & Duke Israel Public Affairs Committee (DIPAC) meeting, Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Central Campus
DFI is a non-partisan Israel group aimed at celebrating all things Israel. DIPAC is a bipartisan pro-Israel political advocacy organization that aims to support and strengthen the US-Israeli relationship.
APRIL 24 & 25
Kosher for Passover food is available to grab-n-go on campus. A hot kosher for Passover dinner will also be served at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life on Monday, April 25. Click here for more information.