Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life (CJL) dining staff is proud to serve the finest and freshest foods under Orthodox Union supervision.
To view daily menus or for more information about dining, visit Princeton University Dining Services.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are typically meat days
- Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are customarily dairy days
- Vegetarian choices are available at all meals
Jewish Dietary Laws
Probably one of the better-known aspects of Jewish dietary laws, kosher or "kashrut" is the separation of meat and dairy products. The basis of this is found in the Torah: "You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk," a statement that appears in the Torah three times.
Meat cannot be eaten at the same meal as dairy products. Fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and grains are pareve (neutral) and can be eaten with either meat or dairy.
The separation includes not only the foods themselves but also the utensils involved in cooking, the plates and flatware used to serve and eat the food, and the towels and dishwashers employed in cleaning up. This is the reason the CJL has separate meat and dairy day kitchens, cookware, etc.
Food from the outside may not be brought into the CJL dining hall, kitchens, or serving area. We also request that backpacks be left outside the dining hall.
Your Comments are Welcome
Comments concerning the food, menu, and anything related to your dining experience are always welcome and appreciated. This includes specific menu suggestions. Please e-mail CJL Dining Manager, Oscar Smith, or drop a note in the suggestion box found just outside the dining hall.