Jewish Life at Duke


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.

Get Involved
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.



  • 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
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    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.