Jewish Life at Duke

Prospective Students

Welcome to Jewish Life at Duke (JLD). Fully accredited by Hillel International and a department within the Division of Student Affairs, we offer our students an ever-expanding variety of enriching religious, cultural, and social programming. As you explore college options, you’ll quickly find that Duke University offers something truly special – superior academics, boundless opportunities, lifelong connections, and a diverse and inclusive community.

JLD Students Welcome Duke's Class of 2024:

Jewish Life at Duke Students Welcome Newly Admitted Students to Duke University!











Jewish Life at Duke and Duke Admissions at Hillel International's College Fair

Jewish Life at Duke and Duke Admissions held two sessions at Hillel's virtual college fair for prospective students and families to learn more about Jewish Life at Duke and Duke Admissions. Sessions were student-led, with Ilana Weisman, Senior Duke Admissions representative presenting on the Duke Admissions process. Watch the video below:



Religious Life Discussion

In a recent online conversation for New Student Orientation, student leaders answered questions about Religious Life at Duke, including how to get connected with a campus religious group, finding time to reflect, and integrating your faith and classroom learning. Our own Sarah Jacobs, T'21, and Jewish Student Union President, serves as panelist. Watch the discussion here. 

What's Going on This Week?

Learn what is going on by reading your JLD weekly "What's Up" newsletter each Monday, or click here to keep up-to-date on what's happening!

Kosher Dining

Click here for details on Kosher Dining, as well as how students will order and pick up Shabbat Dinner Boxes this fall!

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Jewish Life at Duke Campus and Community Resources


We encourage you to contact the JLD team at with your questions and to learn more!

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