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Jewish Life

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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 Diane Dardon, Director of Religious Diversity and Pastoral Care:​

Jewish Life Center

The Jewish Life Center (JLC) is located 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​​

DePaul celebrates Jewish High Holidays!

This year DePaul is working closely with its Jewish partners to bring High Holidays to campus.

On Saturday, September 16, Metro Chicago Hillel Rabbi Nicole Berne will lead a Rosh Hashanah service at 10 am in the Lincoln Park Student Center 120 B. No tickets are necessary and all students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome.

Lincoln Park Chabad will lead the DePaul community in a Shofar Blowing Service in the Quad on Sunday, September 17 at 4 pm. Rabbi Mendy Benhiyoun will lead this service and then process with students, faculty, staff, and community members to Lake Michigan for a 5:30 pm Tash Lich Prayer. Once again, all are welcome and no tickets are necessary.

 Finally, Yom Kippur will be celebrated with Lincoln Park Chabad on Sept. 24-25. Details on the services, tickets (free for students), and reservations can be found at

Jewish High Holidays

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

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