Jewish Life at Duke

Student Groups


Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger at Duke holds monthly baking sessions in the Smart Home in between Duke’s East and West campuses. Groups of about 10 students come together and bake a different variety of flavored challahs, and then sell the challah on campus. All proceeds go to various hunger charities, including Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. The club members strive to educate Duke’s campus about hunger issues as well as donate monetarily to combat the problem.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at To follow our monthly bakes and other events, find us on Facebook.



Duke Friends of Israel (DFI)
Duke Friends of Israel is a nonpartisan student organization that offers a safe space to discuss, understand, and learn about Israel. This group provides a breadth of programming designed to increase appreciation for all aspects of Israel throughout the Duke community.

For more information or to join our list serve, please e-mail



The Duke Jewish Student Union (JSU)
The JSU is Duke’s student-led Jewish undergraduate organization. We strive to build an inclusive Jewish community through fun, diverse, and engaging programming. Beyond our formal activities, we strive to create friendships across our community.

Like our JSU Facebook page to keep up with everything we’re doing. To sign up for our newsletter or to get more information, e-mail JSU.



The Coalition for Preserving Memory
The Coalition for Preserving Memory is dedicated to memorializing genocide victims from the 20th and 21st centuries in a way that will be relevant and meaningful to future generations. Be sure to ‘like’ our page on Facebook and visit the CPM website. Watch the 2015 CPM promo video and learn more about our group from this video.


J Street U
J Street U Duke is part of a national campus network promoting active American involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by a two-state solution and in Middle Eastern geopolitics through the lens of human rights. Hosting guest speakers, discussions, screening documentaries, and sponsoring activism including at least one art exhibit, J Street U Duke aims to bring together student voices from all backgrounds for productive conversation and intercommunal understanding in support of dignity, prosperity, and security for all. As a chapter of J Street U, students participate in national and regional workshops, conferences, and campaigns to move J Street’s policy agenda forward. Visit us on Duke Groups, Facebook, and Twitter, find out more about the J Street U national organization. For more information e-mail


Duke Israel Public Affairs Committee (DIPAC)
As a non-partisan organization, DIPAC works closely with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), America’s pro-Israel lobby, to achieve peace and strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. We provide Duke students the opportunity to attend national conferences focusing on Israeli politics. On campus, students have the opportunity to get involved in writing op-eds for the Duke Chronicle, attending events that provide skills on how to be an advocate for Israel, educate student leaders and policymakers about the issues and much more. For more information, contact DIPAC co-presidents: Sarah Kwartler: or Dorothy Gheorghiu:



TAMID is an areligious, apolitical, non profit organization that gives an experiential business education through the lens of the Israeli economy. TAMID currently has 40+ chapters across the globe, and is growing every year. Members go through an in-depth education curriculum, and go on to do investing and consulting for real Israeli start-up companies. Furthermore, TAMID offers a summer fellowship in Tel Aviv for certain qualifying members, in which an internship and fully funded living is provided. Founded just last year, TAMID at Duke is excited to grow its member base and continue to breed extremely bright, young business minds. Contact TAMID by emailing: or follow us on Facebook.



The Jewish Business Association
The Jewish Business Association aims to create a cultural and professional community for its members. In addition, JBAs goal is to provide Jewish students at Fuqua a platform to practice their traditions and culture and share these with their non—Jewish classmates. Currently, the club has more than 150 members from the various academic programs at the Fuqua School of Business, as well as professors and staff. JBA members come from a variety of professional and geographical backgrounds. The club also strives to preserve its relationships with members after graduation by connecting current members with and alumni through various programming. Throughout the year, JBA organizes a wide range of professional, social and traditional events such as: Passover Dinner, the Innovation Conference, numerous Lunch & Learns, etc. To learn more about us, email Eyal Gibstein ( or Caryn Laska (



Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA)
JLSA is a student run group that exists as a resource to the Jewish community here at the law school.

1. We do not define who or what is Jewish but rather seek to create spaces for anyone who self identifies or associates with Judaism as a means to celebrate their Jewishness-their way!
2. We are not a religious institution but can provide resources and information about local synagogues.
3. We seek to create and maintain a vibrant, fun and supportive Jewish community through Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, mixers, academic lectures and other events.

Learn more about JLSA on our website and Facebook page.  For questions or to learn how to get involved, please email Zack Flagel ( or Amanda Soled (