Located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue on Duke's Central Campus, the Freeman Center has been the hub of all things Jewish on campus since its opening in 1999. Students study, hold meetings, and hang out in classrooms, the Sassower library, Tabak Family Commons area, or in the Paresky lounge, which includes an e-print station and many games. Shabbat and Holiday services are held upstairs in the Levenson-Lerner Sanctuary, which also doubles as an event space.
The Freeman Center for Jewish Life is operating remotely due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Jewish Life at Duke's staff is available by email, phone, and virtual chat while the building is closed.
The Freeman Center is also home to Durham's only kosher kitchen, and is a resource for halal, vegetarian, and vegan diners throughout the community. Because of COVID-19, we are shifting our operations to a la carte dining with the ease of ordering in advance.
Kosher dining is available at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life for enrolled Duke students through Jewish Life at Duke and Duke Dining.To provide access for kosher dining, enrolled Duke students, regardless of whether they are living on campus or off campus in Durham, who would like a kosher meal from the Freeman Center, may order online for pickup only, either using the Transact Mobile Ordering App for weekday dining or Jewish Life at Duke's Shabbat Dinner sign-up for Friday night Shabbat dinner. Off-campus students must take their meals off campus to eat, abiding by social distancing guidelines. Pickup locations for Freeman Center kosher dining are located outside the Freeman Center on the downstairs patio or, for on-campus students on West Campus, at the Brodhead Center. Order online for weekly lunch and dinner at Duke Dine-Out Mobile Ordering and for Shabbat and holiday meals here.
For additional details about Kosher dining, the Freeman Center Cafe menu, and how to order, click here.
Freeman Center Interior Photo Gallery:
|Sassower Library||Scharf Commons and Dining Room|
|Tabak Family Commons Lobby||Seminar-Style Classroom||Seminar-Style Classroom|