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CJL will bring you virtual opportunities to listen to and sometimes engage with, leading experts covering a broad array of subjects such as Covid-19, racial injustice, Jewish learning, and more. Whether hosted by us or co-hosted by another organization - we ask that you register in advance. You can also watch some of our archived programs.

We look forward to you joining us.



Latinx Town Hall

In coordination with CJL J-Lats

Students Jasmin Capellan, Angelly Garcia, and Valeria Torres-Olivares are organizing on-going Latinx Town Halls to foster an open conversation on the ways to combat anti-blackness sentiments, systemic racism, and white supremacy within Latinx communities and the greater Princeton campus community to determine the next steps we must take to create collective change and action. 

For more information, contact Abe Waserstein, J-Lats President at



Moderated by President Christopher L. Eisgruber 


Join CJL for this annual satirical event where Princeton professors and students from Fuzzy Dice debate the merits of the ultimate Jewish food.

TEAM LATKE, represented by Prof. Rebecca Perlman and Owen Matthew '22  will do battle vs. TEAM HAMENTASCHEN, presented by Prof. Emily Pronin & Ben Bollinger '21. Which Jewish food will reign supreme?

Being Heumann: A conversation with  Judy Heumann, internationally recognized disability rights advocate 


In conjunction with Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, CJL is proud to welcome Judy Heumann, who will share her unique insights about identity, difference, and inclusion.  Since the early 1970s, when Judy sued the New York City Board of Education and became the school system’s first teacher in a wheelchair, her efforts have been instrumental to the disability rights movement. She has served as the World Bank's first Adviser on Disability and Development, the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the US Department of State, and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Department of Ed.

The program will be moderated by Naomi Hess '22 & Katie Heinzer '22 and will include a question and answer session.

Thank you to our Program Co-Sponsors:

AccessAbility Center, Hillel@ Home, ODUS, and Projects Board

Thank you to our Hillel Partners:

American, Brandeis, Columbia/Barnard, CUNY-Hunter, Minnesota, NYU, Ohio State, Queens, Tufts, University of Michigan


CJL PRESENTS  - A Virtual Speakers Series 

Fall 2020 CJL launched an online series open to the entire CJL Community.

These online presentations feature conversations and presentations by Jewish Princetonians who are recognized experts in various academic disciplines, occupations and Jewish Life.




Decision 5781: American Jews & Politics

This CJL Presents program was held on October 14th.


Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, a New American fellow and CNN correspondent will discuss Decision 5781: American Jews & Politics. The discussion that will be followed by a Q&A will be moderated by CJL students Celia Buchband, President of College Democrats, and Adam Hoffman, President of College Republicans.  

This program was in coordination with MitzVote and PrincetonVote100