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CJL Spaces


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Description of Spaces

Main (1st) Floor

Entry Foyer – A welcoming gathering place where students can wait for friends or hang out and talk.  A coffee/tea and snack bar is located next to the foyer. 

CJL Dining Hall (Room 105) – Managed and staffed by Princeton University Campus Dining, the kosher dining hall is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the academic year. The dining hall has an adjoining private dining room (Room 105A). The dining hall servery is accessed via the center hallway.

Wilf Hall (Room 100) - The auditorium on the main level of the CJL closest to the front door, also known as the Main Hall.

Mandelbaum Lounge (Room 104) –  The lounge is centrally located on the main level and primarily serves as a place to relax and hang out, meet friends, study, read a magazine, and play games. CJL Student Board study breaks are typically held here.

Terrace – The outdoor terrace is accessed either from the main level, just off the lounge, or from a set of steps leading from the Ivy Lane side of the building. The terrace offers patio tables and chairs where students may have lunch or study.

Elevator – One elevator serves the building's three floors.  On the main level, it is found in the front corridor next the lounge.

Lower Level

Feinberg Hall (Room 1) – A multipurpose auditorium downstairs on the lower level. A variety of events, including Shabbat services, classes and play rehearsals.

Beit Midrash (Room 2) – The Beit Midrash, a study library (literally a "House of Interpretation" or "House of Learning" in Hebrew). This room contains many Hebrew texts and often hosts classes offered by the CJL.

TV Room & Kitchenette (Room 3) – Adjoining rooms where students can hang out and enjoy a board game, watch TV, or meet  friends. The TV room is next to the kitchenette equipped with a coffee machine, refrigerator and microwave.

Restrooms – opposite the TV Room on the lower level.

2nd Floor

Main Office (Room 202) – The office of the CJL’s Executive Director and staff.

Library (Room 204) – The library contains a collection of over 1,000 books that may be borrowed and returned. This room also serves as a meeting place, study space, and is typically where Reform Shabbat services are held.  

Study Lounge (Room 200) - The study lounge is a quiet place to go for individual or small group study.

Computer/Printer Clusters - OIT maintained computer and print clusters are found on both the 2nd floor and lower level hallways.

To Reserve a Space at the CJL 

Visit the Event Management System (EMS) web app to enter a CJL space request.