Paying for Meals

Community Members & TigerCard/PUID Holders Without a Meal Plan

All are welcome to dine at the Center for Jewish Life (CJL). Students with or without meal plans may dine at the CJL using their TigerCard (PUID). Faculty and staff may use their TigerCard or a departmental Tower Card. For visitors, please keep in mind that the CJL does not accept cash, checks, or credit cards. The only accepted method of payment for visitors is Paw Points on a CJL Dining Card (see CJL Welcome Desk/kiosk for loading Paw Points). For more information regarding dining at the CJL please email or call Ruth Palmer, 609-258-1153.


CJL Dining Card for Visitors

To obtain a CJL Dining Card, please stop by the CJL Welcome Desk at the front entrance or, during meal times, see the dining hall checker at the end of the hallway. A self-serve computer is located at the Welcome Desk for loading Paw Points on a CJL Dining Card or PUID (Princeton University ID). For more information or to purchase Paw Points online, visit the TigerCard Office.

Meal Prices

Visit Campus Dining for dining meal rates. Please note that Passover meal prices are listed separately.

Center for Jewish Life Meal Rates
Effective 09/12/2016

2016-2017 Academic YearCharge (Includes 7% Sales Tax for non-University)Paw Points - PUID Holders



$9.40 ($9.90 Charge)

Lunch (weekday lunch, Sat. evening & Sun. brunch)


$11.50 ($12.10 Charge)

Dinner or Saturday Lunch


$16.15 ($17.00 Charge)

Shabbat Dinner


$16.15 ($17.00 Charge)


Passover 2017Charge

Seder - PUID holder without a meal plan (+ 7% tax for Fac/Staff)

$25.25 ($27.02 - Fac/Staff)
Lunch * - PUID Holder (+7% for Fac/Staff)$15.30 ($16.37 - Fac/Staff)
Lunch * - Community
$21.03  (includes tax)
Dinner (Mon-Thurs.) or Sat. Lunch - PUID Holder (+7% for Fac/Staff)
$22.65 ($24.24 - Fac/Staff)
Dinner (Mon-Thurs.) or Sat. Lunch - Community$27.66  (includes tax)
Shabbat Dinner - PUID Holder (+7% for Fac/Staff)$22.65 ($24.24 - Fac/Staff)
Shabbat Dinner - Community$35.90 (includes tax)
* "Lunch" includes weekday lunches, Saturday evening, and Sunday brunch.

Young Professionals

Young ("20 & 30 something") professionals (see JGAP), including students visiting from other colleges, may purchase Shabbat dinner in advance for $10 (only if purchasing in advance). Please email Ruth Palmer, CJL Administrator, to arrange for an advance purchase of a Shabbat or holiday meal.

Prospective Students

The CJL is pleased to provide prospective students, undergraduate or graduate, with one CJL guest meal. Stop by the CJL Welcome Desk or contact CJL Administrator, Ruth Palmer, so a meal pass will be waiting for you when you arrive. Families of prospective students are also welcome to dine in the kosher dining hall by purchasing meals with Paw Points.

Click here to purchase Shabbat Meals online