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Our Building

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 the CJL building including the Kosher Dining Hall will be closed to visitors who are not in the university testing protocol. 

The CJL is a hub for Jewish life at Princeton. Our beautiful facility is centrally located, surrounded by academic buildings, residential colleges and the Frist Campus Center. The CJL building is owned and maintained by Princeton University and our popular kosher dining hall accepts all Princeton University meal plans.

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The building houses two multifunctional auditoriums used for prayer services, classes, lectures, and other events, a kosher dining hall, library, small meeting room, Beit Midrash (house of learning), study lounge, TV lounge, kitchenette, and offices. A hospitality bar with coffee, tea and snacks is always open and centrally located. The building has an elevator and is accessible for individuals with disabilities. To request the use of a space, please submit a request through the Event Management System (EMS) web app. See CJL Spaces to read descriptions of spaces at CJL .

The CJL’s dining hall serves the University community throughout the academic year. Princeton University Campus Dining manages the kosher dining hall. The dining hall is only open to students and faculty with PUID's as well as their guests. (see COVID NOTE above).  For more information, visit Kosher Dining.