Jewish Life at Colgate is vibrant, welcoming and full of excitement. From our first rate activities to our warm and inviting Saperstein Jewish Center there is truly something for everyone. In all that we do we strive to create community and with the help of a wonderful student body and a supportive administration we have enjoyed great success. Colgate`s Jewish community makes significant contributions to life at Colgate as it seeks to enrich its students` experiences as both students and Jews. Housed in The Saperstein Jewish Center, Jewish life at Colgate stands on three legs -- the Colgate Jewish Union, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Office of the Director of Jewish Life. Founded in 1970, the CJU promotes Jewish life and culture at Colgate. There are currently more than 300 students on the CJU contact list. A Student Government Association Organization, the CJU is funded through Student Activities Funds, by the generous donations from parents and alumni, and with support from the budget of the Chaplaincy. Colgate students also benefit from the programs and support of Hillel The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life – as a apart of the Soref Initiative.