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Jewish Life

jewish life
With opportunities for engagement for Jewish students of all traditions and denominations, DePaul Jewish Life has something for everyone!  DePaul Jewish Life is the center for all Jewish student activity on campus. We coordinate with Jewish community partners and institutions within Chicago to create a dynamic and amazing Jewish experience for our students.  Whether celebrating Jewish holidays together, exploring Jewish perspectives and topics, or meeting one-on-one with our campus ministry staff, DePaul students can engage in religious life in meaningful and innovative ways.

​Meet the DePaul Jewish Life Staff

Interested in learning more about Jewish life at DePaul? 

Reach out to Jen Goldberg, DePaul Jewish Life coordinator:​.

Jewish Life Center

The Jewish Life Center, known as JLS (Jewish Life Space) is in Room 340 of the Lincoln Park Student Center.  The space is available for students to study and to connect with others between classes and activities.  Stop by and check it out!

​Services & Events​​

New to DePaul?  New to Jewish Life at DePaul?  Don’t know the prayers?  No worries!  Join us the first Friday night of each month for pluralistic services OR dinner OR both!

Lincoln Park Student Center

6:30pm – Services in the Interfaith Sacred Space, Room 102

7:00pm – Dinner in the Jewish Life Center

Light the candles, make Kiddush and say HaMotzi with DePaul Jewish Life!

Dinner is free to all DePaul University students.  Kosher-style, vegetarian meals will be provided and kosher options are available to those who register with notice.  Students of all traditions, faiths and backgrounds are welcome.

high holidays

Join the Center for Jewish Life for pluralistic High Holiday services.

Rosh HaShanah

First Evening Sept. 25 6:30pm – 7:30pm

First Day Sept. 26 10:00 – 11:30am

Kol Nidre, October 4

6:30 – 7:30pm

Yom Kippur, October 5

Morning Services 10 – 11:30am

Yizkor 11:30am - 12:00pm

Ne’la 6:30pm

Break Fast 7:15pm

Join the Center for Jewish Life and Interfaith Scholars for an engaging seder as we welcome all to the table.  Expect prayer, matzah, songs, stories, and good company!

Join the Center for Jewish Life, Hillel, Chabad and AEPi for an unforgettable Shabbat!  With 100+ people in attendance, it’s our biggest Shabbat of the year.  Exact date in 2023 to be determined.

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View the events sponsored by Jewish Life, DePaul Hillel, and Chabad.

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