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CJL’s staff and student leaders are here to be a resource for all freshmen and their families. We hope the links below will help you navigate through this new adventure and we welcome you to reach out to us with any additional questions you may have.

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Recent Statements on Israel, Anti-Semitism and Civil Discourse

In response to the recent conflict in Israel and Gaza, as well as the rise of anti-Semitic events at Princeton, around the country and worldwide, CJL wishes to share the following statements previously released to the campus community.





Hillel Global Giving Week Stories

From May 2-7, CJL participated in Hillel Global Giving Week to raise funds that will go directly to CJL's critical work of building Jewish life at Princeton. Throughout Global Giving Week we highlighted stories from current students, alumni and donors about the positive and lasting impact of their experiences with CJL, Stevenson Hall and Princeton Hillel.
We hope you enjoy reading these stories.

Rabbi Julie Featured for Women's History Month

This is a copy of an article written by ORL for Women's History Month to highlight our powerful women leaders.

Today’s “#WHMSpotlight is Rabbi Julie Roth, the Executive Director of Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life (@princeton_cjl).


Shabbat Ritual Videos

In this time when we cannot be with community and friends to celebrate Shabbat together, we are pleased to present this series of Shabbat instructional videos recorded by Rabbi Julie Roth, Rabbi Ira Dounn, and Claire Spaulding. We hope they bring the warmth and spirit of CJL Shabbat to your home wherever you are.

Click here to find the blessings for Candle lighting, Kiddush, Handwashing and Motzi.


CJL Podcast - Ayeka

Stories and conversations from the CJL community!

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Looking for students to become involved.

Want to interview or be interviewed? Share your journey, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, with us.  Who in the CJL community would you most love to sit down and have a conversation with? We would love to feature you in a future episode.