: The CJL's productions aim to accommodate Jewish religious observances. Students of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to audition and participate. Contact Lauren Hoffman
, literally meaning “connection” in Hebrew, is the Reform Jewish community at Princeton. The major weekly event is the student-led Friday night service in which all members come together for prayer and song. Contact: Grace Hack
or Ruth Rosenthal
is Princeton's student-run Conservative Jewish minyan. Koach holds traditional, egalitarian services on Friday nights and holidays. Community-led Conservative services are also available at the CJL on Saturday mornings. Contact: Carly Rabner
("Our Voice”) is Princeton's co-ed Jewish a cappella singing group. Koleinu sings a variety of music, both in Hebrew and in English, ranging from traditional Hebrew prayers to modern Israeli hits, and everything in between. Contact: Jonathan Frankle
is dedicated to fostering a LGBTQ Jewish community on campus. While there are many LGBTQ groups and Jewish groups on campus, Jewish LGBTQ students often compartmentalize these aspects of their identities. We aim to bridge this divide. Additionally, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming space for LGBTQ students at the CJL and to making allies at the CJL more visible. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome, including non-Jews and allies.
: The Men’s Club meets for Sunday night dinners and provides an opportunity to socialize and interact with other male Jewish undergrads. The Men’s Club also organizes an annual charity poker night.
: The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue is a group that seeks to foster a sustained dialogue between Princeton’s Muslim and Jewish communities. They host regular discussions that explore religion and culture within and between Judaism and Islam. The dialogue also includes interfaith religious activities and cultural events, movie screenings, and domestic trips, and they are looking for new ideas as well. Contact Rachel Shuman
PUKE: PUKE (Princeton University Klezmer Ensemble) is Princeton's hottest klezmer band. PUKE is a fun, informal group who wow the Princeton community with impromptu outdoors performances of Jewish-themed music. Any musicians or vocalists are welcome to audition.
Tigers for Israel
: Tigers for Israel (TFI) is Princeton’s Israel advocacy group. TFI organizes programs and events that aim to educate and expose the Princeton community to Israel's politics, history, and culture. Through discussions, cultural celebrations, and political action on Israel's behalf, TFI works to acquaint the community with diverse aspects of Israeli life and engage them in discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Contact: Aron Wander
is the Orthodox Jewish student group at Princeton. Yavneh holds three minyanim daily as well as various Torah learning opportunities. Yavneh has an excellent and well-stocked Beit Midrash. Additionally, there are various social events throughout the year such as Friday night Onegs, guest speakers, and study breaks. Contact: Jeremy Rosenthal