Jewish Chaplaincy

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The Jewish Chaplaincy, led by the Jewish Chaplain, works closely with Emory's Jewish Religious Life Affiliates, students, faculty, staff, alumni and families 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

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. 

Off Campus Jewish Communities

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

Other Local Resources

William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum

Jewish Studies

Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

Jewish Life Working Group

Emory's dean of religious life and Jewish chaplain co-chair the 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

Jewish Alumni Community

Please contact 

Emory Jewish Life Fund

To support this community, please give to the appropriate fund here:

Religious and Cultural Housing Opportunities

Emory Bayit House

Holiday Observances

The Jewish holidays are observed on campus during term, including the High Holidays, Passover, and Yom HaShoah. 

University Religious Accommodation Policy

For more information, please see Important Policies

Religious Dietary Accommodations

For more information, please see Important Policies

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 courses 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.

Resources for Reporting Discrimination and Bias

For more information, please see Important Policies

Related Media

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-Emory President Gregory Fenves speaks at Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Days of Remembrance 2022.

-Emory OSRL Yom HaShoah Observance 2021.

-New roles  increase support for Jewish life at Emory.

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