We are dedicated to developing relationships with and supporting Jewish students of all backgrounds—one or two Jewish parents, Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox, culturally Jewish, LGBTQ, multiracial—with a range of political views on Israel, domestic affairs and global concerns.

The CJL inspires and stretches your children as they explore and define what it means for them to be Jewish. Our leadership opportunities, programs and warm, diverse community help students develop their own Jewish sensibilities as they navigate this new stage of life. We hope that your student will become engaged with us at the CJL (if he or she isn’t already!).

Rabbi Julie Roth, in addition to being the Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Life – Princeton Hillel, is the Jewish Chaplain of the Princeton University Office of Religious Life. She is a compassionate listener and can help you navigate University resources should problems arise.  

Parents and alumni at lecture during reunionsVisit Campus

Prospective students and their parents are always welcome to visit the CJL. Meet with our staff, attend classes with a student or join us for a meal. Find out what it’s like to be Jewish at Princeton University. 

Participate in Family Weekend

In conjunction with Princeton Family Weekend, the CJL invites parents to join us for activities, including Shabbat dinner.

Support Jewish Life at Princeton

The CJL relies on the generosity of parents and alumni for the majority of its annual funding. A gift at any level shows your support. Donate Now!

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact:
Robin Rudofker, Development Director
(609) 258-0346

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