Jewish Chaplaincy


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The Jewish Chaplaincy, led by the Jewish Chaplain, works closely with Emory's Jewish Religious Life Affiliates, alumni, faculty, staff, and students to support the Jewish community at Emory through a progressive and pluralistic approach.

The Jewish Chaplain provides outreach and helps to organize the Jewish communities, develops leadership groups, and collaboratively plans, develops, and implements high-quality spiritual life programs including weekly gatherings, holiday observances, retreats, service and social justice projects, and fellowship events.

The Jewish Chaplain is also available for pastoral care and leadership in invocations, weddings, memorial services, vigils, and other rituals as needed. The Jewish Chaplaincy works closely with other OSRL chaplains, staff, and students on interfaith initiatives and connects the campus with local, regional, and national opportunities and resources. For more information, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.


Jewish Chaplain: Rabbi Jordan Braunig

Campus Jewish Communities

  • Chabad at Emory - Chabad at Emory offers opportunities to pray, Shabbat meals, classes and events for Jewish students. 
  • Hillel at Emory - Hillel at Emory is a pluralistic organization that provides various opportunities for Jewish students on campus. This includes Jewish holidays and rituals, social programs, leadership, education, Tikkun Olam, and Israel programs and travel. 
  • MEOR at Emory - MEOR at Emory offers Jewish trips in North America and Israel, Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, Lunch and Learns, Shabbatons in the Atlanta community and weekly Shabbat meals for Jewish students. 

Alumni Community

Please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.

Off Campus Jewish Communities

For a list of local Jewish centers near Emory, please click here.


Other Resources

Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

  

Jewish Life Working Group

Emory's dean of religious life and Jewish chaplain cochair monthly meetings of the Jewish Life Working Group, which is a channel for communication among Emory administration, faculty, staff, students and affiliates to support vibrant Jewish life on campus and promote an inclusive culture. It includes OSRL, ODEI, Emory Campus Life, the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Emory’s Jewish Religious Life Affiliates staff (Chabad, Hillel and Meor), and students. The group sponsors annual Emory Chanukah and Yom HaShoah collaborative observances, and also meets to discuss and address other events and issues as they arise. For more information, please contact  religiouslife@emory.edu.

Religious Pluralism and Discrimination Education (Bias Trainings)

Emory offers a number of opportunities for religious literacy and pluralism education including how to prevent religious and philosophical bias and discrimination. In addition to course offered in academic departments, such as those of U.S. Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt in Emory’s Tam Institute of Jewish Studies, Emory Campus Life offers diversity trainings for incoming students and Emory’s diversity officers offer trainings for employees. In addition, OSRL is developing the Interfaith Zone program for religious diversity education: https://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/programs/faith-zone-workshops.html

Holiday Observances

Including the Jewish High Holidays, Emory Chanukah, Passover, and Emory Yom HaShoah: https://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/programs/holidays/index.html

University Religious Accommodation Policy

For more information, please see Important Policies. https://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/about_us/holidays.html

Religious Dietary Accommodations

For more information, please see Important Policies. https://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/about_us/holidays.html

Religious and Cultural Housing Opportunities

Emory Bayit House: https://housing.emory.edu/housing-options/theme.html

Resources for Reporting Discrimination and Bias

For more information, please see Important Policies. https://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/about_us/holidays.html

Other Local Resources

William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum: https://www.thebreman.org/

Related Media

-Emory chief diversity officer Dr. Carol Henderson interviews US ambassador against antisemitism Emory Professor Deborah Lipstadt: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XlAFPjt_rbs

-Emory President Gregory Fenves speaks at Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Days of Remembrance 2022: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rWV115ZQ-tk

-Emory OSRL Yom HaShoah Observance 2021: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lbcDcFhMXVU

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Emory Jewish Life Fund

To support this community, please give to the appropriate fund here: https://together.emory.edu/give/to/general-university/office-spiritual-and-religious-life.”