Explore NYU Hillel, Bronfman CenterInspired by: - the voices of Jewish young adults - the depth of Jewish tradition and its legacy of questioning, - the intellectual and global resources of NYU, - the energy of New York City, the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU is an inclusive home, interweaving students, scholars, and community partners who enhance their lives and the world around them through transformative learning and action. The Bronfman Center strives to be a home for Jewish students and a Jewish center for all of NYU, with a presence in New York and at NYU's 15 global sites. Known as a place for innovation and encounter, the Bronfman Center offers students transformative experiences through learning (the Jewish Learning Fellowship and Kollel), leadership (Engagement Internship, Rewired, volunteering), immersive travel (Bronfman Global Ambassadors, Global Fellows, and Birthright), and shabbat and holiday celebrations. We can't wait to welcome you home!
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As NYU strives to be in and of New York City as well as in and of the world, 25% of NYU's undergraduates hail from places outside of the United States. The Jewish community at NYU is diverse and vast. The Bronfman Center offers a pluralistic home away from home, with Shabbat and holiday celebrations at the center. Every Friday night, we offer vibrant student-led services including Reform, Traditional Egalitarian, and Orthodox, as well as warm Shabbat dinners full of ruach (spirit). We offer Shabbat day services and meals every week for undergraduates and we direct graduate students and community partners to our Downtown Minyan. We also offer celebratory services and meals for every holiday for students, scholars, and community partners. In addition to religious services, we offer a wide array of student and staff-led events and programming, everything from crocheting to cooking to community service. We are here to meet students where they’re at, whether they’re looking for weekly services that feel like home or to enter a Jewish space for the first time. NYU also boasts the world-renowned Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, which houses majors and minors in Jewish Studies and Hebrew, graduate programs (including the MA-MPA dual degree in Jewish Studies and Nonprofit Management, in partnership with NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service), and the Taub Center for Israel Studies. Additionally, NYU has a study-away campus in Tel Aviv.
- Served by Hillel Yes
- Religious Services Available Yes
- Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
- Kosher Food Available Yes
- Birthright Israel Participation Yes
- Alt Break Participation No
- Jewish Studies Offered Yes
- Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
- Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program
- Israel Fellow No
The NYU Kosher Eatery, lovingly referred to as the "K Caf," is conveniently located in Weinstein Residence Hall, close to Washington Square Park. In addition to being able to use their regular meal plan to access the K Caf, students can pick up pre-packaged kosher meals in all of NYU's dining halls. There are kosher food products readily available in all grocery stores and most convenience stores near campus, as well as kosher restaurants and butchers within walking distance. Kosher delivery via delivery apps is also available from local kosher restaurants.
Options: University meal plan-no extra cost
The Bronfman Center is a pluralistic home away from home and holds daily minyanim (Orthodox) as well as weekly Shabbat services and meals (Orthodox, Reform, Conservative). We also offer a variety of services and meals for all holidays.
Wellness, Inclusion, and Activism
The Bronfman Center is committed to our values of inclusion and accessibility both in physical and spiritual space. The building where we offer regular daily prayer and weekly Shabbat services are physically accessible for wheelchair-users, and religiously accessible for people of all backgrounds. We offer a range of programming that specifically honors the intersections of diverse Jewish identity, including an LGBTQ+ Jewish club, a Black and Jewish cohort, and a variety of events throughout the year on topics ranging from chronic illness to mental health to environmental justice. In addition, we engage in service with a variety of local organizations serving people experiencing housing and food insecurity, formerly incarcerated people, and isolated older adults. We have also hosted a variety of social-justice based internship and fellowship opportunities for students to get more involved in the community.
Additional Campus Information
- Private/Public Private
- Acceptance Rate 16%
- U.S. Region Northeast
- Commuter/Residential Residential
- Tuition In-State $55,384
- Tuition Out-of-State $55,384
- Out-of-State/Int’l 72% / 24%
- Greek Life Yes
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