Congratulations on having a Blue Devil in the family! We're excited to have your child as a member of Duke's Jewish community. We look forward to being able to support you and your student on their journey here at Duke.
Your student can look forward to being a part of a welcoming and inclusive environment with numerous opportunities for engagement in Jewish life on campus. Through Jewish Life at Duke, he or she can participate in a variety of Jewish student groups, travel, and explore and celebrate his or her Jewish identity in myriad ways.
We appreciate your entrusting Jewish Life at Duke to be your child's home-away-from-home while at school and do not take the responsibility lightly. Our students are our top priority and we strive to support them in every phase of their Duke experience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (919) 684-6422.
As a Duke parent, you too are part of one of this vibrant Jewish community. We hope you will consider becoming a member of our Parents Circle and become an active member of Jewish Life at Duke's parent community.
- Orientation Week: Kosher food is available throughout Orientation Week for both students and their families
o Kosher dining at Freeman Center for Jewish Life opens for the semester on the first day of classes. Dinner is served every weekday that school is in session.
- For more information about Orientation Week, please go the following links:
- Blue Devil Days for Admitted Students: Come say hi to us at our table in the Bryan Center or steal some time away and take a trip over to the Freeman Center while you and your student are on campus
- Parents Weekend: Join us at the Freeman Center for Shabbat services and dinner on Friday night followed by a Bagel Brunch on Sunday
- Jewish Baccalaureate: Celebrate the culmination of your child's Jewish journey at Duke at this very special ceremony during Graduation Weekend
- Become a Parent Ambassador: As a Parent Ambassador you field questions from current and prospective parents, serving as key source of information to other parents. You also welcome newly admitted families, creating a vital sense of community and camaraderie outside of Duke's campus.
For information on how to become a parent ambassador, contact Sarah Himmelfarb.
- Become a member of the Parents Circle: for parents and grandparents of current students, with a gift of $360 and above. Your support helps Jewish Life at Duke provide warm and welcoming home-away-from-home for Jewish Dukies. In appreciation, Parents Circle members receive:
Recognition on the Parents Circle page of our website
Purim package delivered to your student
Jewish Life at Duke Parent T-shirt
Your contributions keep Jewish Life at Duke strong. We are funded almost entirely through contributions from parents, alumni, and friends. A gift of any size will help us sustain Duke's vibrant Jewish community. Click here to show your support.
To be added to our monthly newsletter, email Sarah Himmelfarb.