Thank you for your interest in Wake Forest`s Hillel, our Jewish Student Organization. The purposes of the Hillel are to serve the social, cultural and religious needs of the Jewish students at Wake Forest University and to improve the understanding of Jewish culture and Judaism among the students, faculty and staff of the university. In the last few years, the number of Jewish students attending Wake has grown rapidly, with our listserv more than doubling and UG Jewish student enrollment increasing to totals between 300-350. With the increased enrollment, Wake Forest has hired an associate Chaplain for Jewish Life, who acts as the campus Rabbi and staff for the Hillel. Programming includes social get togethers, like bagel bruches or Pizza social, lunch and learn with the Rabbi, Holiday & Shabbat programming, including monthly Shabbat dinners and services, On Campus Rosh Hashannah Services, Sukkot meals, Shabbat programs for Homecoming and Parents weekend, Prospective Jewish Student weekend/shabbaton, Volunteer and social action programming, coordinating with food services on Kosher and Kosher-style food, Passover seder, Purim carnival, Israel Education Week, Israel -Birthright trips (through NC Hillel), Alternative Spring Break, guest speakers and programming opportunities. Hillel is also engaged actively in interfaith programming and is a partner in the President`s Interfaith Youth Corps Challange. Academically, Wake Forest offers an number of comparative courses in religion, political science, anthropology, sociology and history. The Divinity school offers classes in Biblical Hebrew that can be used to fulfill language requirements. Wake Forest also has a faculty exchange program with Hebrew University and its documentary film program has an active partnership with Yad Vashem in developing Holocaust related films. On the graduate level, Wake Forest offers Law and Medical students the opportunity to attend Hillel functions and also partner with national Jewish associations. Although there is no Jewish fraternity or sorority at Wake Forest, Jewish students are involved actively in Greek life. Wake Forest is a NCAA Division 1 school, and there are several Hillel members who play in Varsity sports.