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 Duke 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.

Jewish Life at Duke & Duke Admissions at Hillel International's Spring College Fair

Thanks to all those who joined us for Jewish Life at Duke's session at Hillel's Spring College Fair! Did you miss it, want to share it with a newly admitted Class of 2025 student, a friend, or simply want to watch again?

Duke students Sophie Barry '22, Dan Crair '21, Yoni Eini '22, and Brooke Scheinberg '21, shared their Duke and Jewish Life at Duke experiences and answered questions, alongside Senior Duke Admissions Officer Ilana Weisman '17, who discussed the Duke Admissions process. Rabbi Elana Friedman, shared more about Jewish life on campus and answered questions on kosher dining, and much more! The session recording is a great resource for newly admitted students to the Class of 2025 as well as prospective high school students and their families!

Click here or below to view the recording, and share it widely with newly admitted and prospective Duke applicants in your network:


Jewish Life at Duke and Duke Admissions at Hillel International's Fall 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. 

Kosher Dining

Click here for details on Kosher Dining at the Freeman Center Cafe, part of Jewish Life at Duke!

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