The Center for Jewish Life (CJL) is home to five different prayer communities and offers daily, Shabbat, and holiday services.
Shabbat Evening Services
– One Friday night a month, September through June.
- Held once a month throughout the academic year. For dates visit our Service Times
Yavneh (Orthodox) –
Every Saturday morning year-round. Also meets for Minchah (afternoon) and Ma’ariv (evening) services on Shabbat.
– This Orthodox observant community is comprised of students, faculty, visiting scholars, and community members including families with young children. During the academic year, services are organized by student leaders. Rabbi Eliezer Bercuson, Jewish Learning Iniciative on Campus rabbi, is the modern Orthodox rabbi on the on the CJL staff who serves as an advisor to Yavneh. In addition to prayer services, Yavneh often sponsors classes and Torah discussions on Shabbat. For more information, check out the Yavneh website
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservative Egalitarian Minyan –
High Holidays services are held at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Meets at the CJL for morning services one or two days at the beginning and end of Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot. E-mail Professor Martha Himmelfarb
to confirm particular services.
Kesher (Reform) – High Holiday services are led by Rabbi Sara Rich, Jewish Educator at the CJL, students,and a guest cantorial soloist. Kesher sponsors some holiday services during the academic year.
Koach (Conservative) – High Holiday services are led by Rabbi Julie Roth, Executive Director of the CJL, students, members of the Conservative egalitarian minyan and a guest cantor. Koach also sponsors Simchat Torah and Purim services.
Yavneh (Orthodox) – Meets for evening and morning services for all holidays year-round including the High Holidays.