Connect : Student Clubs
The Bronfman Center is comprised of a number of student-initiated and student-run clubs that speak to students niche interests and connections. Combined, they represent the incredible diversity and scope of the NYU Jewish community.
Hillel at NYU is a Jewish, non-denominational organization, serving the University's entire Jewish community through exciting cultural and social events. Hillel also supports and fosters community and communication among the various Jewish groups on campus. We host Shabbat Dinners every week, and past and annual events include The Hillel Bat Mitzvah, Shabbat for 2000, and The Hillel Classic Basketball Tournament. For more information, or to get involved, contact Hillel president Shira Feldman .
Reform Community at NYU
This passionate, spiritual, diverse, and curious group welcomes students from schools throughout New York into our warm and happy community. We welcome all kinds of people with all sorts of backgrounds, the only requirements being interest and excitement for Judaism. We ask questions, search for answers, and push ourselves to be the best people that we can be in whatever way that means us. Contact Elizabeth Leff or Beckie Hamroff with any comments, questions, concerns, or funny jokes!
"Indie" means we're not associated with any denomination. We believe in fostering an environment that is welcoming to and respectful of all flavors of Jewish observance. It's tastier that way. "Minyan" means prayer community. We believe that every member of the community should take an active role in its creation and development.
Welcome! We are the Indie Minyan. Indie Minyan is an independent, traditional egalitarian minyan at NYU that runs on the students who love it! Whatever sector or space of spirituality you come from, Indie can be the place for you! Join us every Friday night for Shabbat Services and be prepared to dance, clap, and have a good time. Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/theindieminyan ! We’re so excited to meet you!
Shalhevet - Orthodox Judaism at NYU
Shalhevet at NYU is an exciting and forward-looking Jewish group that makes Orthodox Jewish life come alive. Our lineup includes fun social events, Jewish educational eperiences, lots of Chessed (charity) opportunities, exciting Shabbat programing every week and much more! Join our committees, attend planning meetings and participate in our activities to help shape Jewish life at NYU. Contact President Steven for more information.
Alpha Epsilon Pi
AEPi was founded to provide opportunities for Jewish men seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. With NYU as its Alpha Chapter, AEPi has maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career. Contact President Gabe Dreyer.
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Epsilon Phi is a national sorority, founded in 1909 by seven Jewish women, dedicated to helping women become the best they can be. We prize individuality, encouraging each member to discover and develop the talents and abilities that make her unique. But just as we value individuality, we also prize togetherness, fostering friendships and a sense of belonging that last a lifetime. When you're an AEΦ, you'll find there's always a sister to laugh when you laugh, to listen when you talk, to lend a hand and be there for you. For more information or visit our website.
Zeta Beta Tau
ZBT was founded in New York City as a Zionist youth organization during a time when Jewish men were denied entry to other fraternal organizations because of their beliefs. Today, the Gamma Chapter at NYU is the oldest active chapter of ZBT, having been re-founded in 2008 after its disbandment in 1994. Each brother of ZBT dedicates themselves to the principles of Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity, and Brotherly Love. To learn more about about us visit our website.
Ani V’Ata, our co-ed Jewish student a cappella group offers the opportunity for students to share their common love of Jewish music through performances at senior centers, synagogues, Shabbatons & music festivals. Ani V’Ata performs on campus, around NYC and at other universities in the northeast. They recently released their second full-length CD, available for purchase on their website or at concerts. For more information please email Jenna Zimmerman or visit anivata.com.
SHMUTZ - Students of Hillel's Mostly Undergraduate Theatrical PlayerZ
Our resident Jewish student theatre company produces a student-driven performance every semester. SHMUTZ promises to provide NYU students with a theatrical company that remains open to all students, ensuring that their religious beliefs and theatrical desires complement one another. For more information contact Atara Vogelstein.
Gesher Israel Club
Literally translated, 'gesher' in Hebrew means 'bridge." Gesher @ NYU's goal is to maintain the bridge from New York to Israel, through Israeli music, film, culture, political discussions, and more. Israel is a small, but multi-faceted country, and we hope to translate this to campus in the upcoming year! Whether you were born in Israel, have been there once, or are not even sure where to find Israel on a map, we hope you will get involved! If you have any questions, or would like to join the Gesher @ NYU list-serve, contact Rikki Brukner .
Iranian Jewish Club
The Iranian Jewish Club celebrates the vibrancy of Iranian cultural traditions by hosting various cultural, political, and religious events that unite students of common Iranian descent and further reach out to the greater Jewish community. Best known for hosting an annual 'IJC Benefit Fashion Show' that raises thousands of dollars for various Israeli humanitarian organizations each year, the IJC is looking forward to developing a legacy for the latest generation of Iranian Jews in America. For more information about the IJC, please contact Alexa Fine.
LGBTQ Jews and Allies
The Bronfman Center seeks to create, provide, and nurture safe spaces for LGBTQ-identified or -questioning students of all denominations and Jewish backgrounds to participate in Jewish life and queer life on campus. Our annual Queer Seder, Different from All Other Nights, highlights the coming-out journeys and stories of our students. We have a vibrant and thriving community with students from NYU, the New School, Parsons, FIT etc… We aim to serve the needs of the community and provide a fun and safe space for everyone! For more info, email Jordan Star.
The Jewish Voice Magazine at NYU
The Jewish Voice was created in April 2009 in association with Hillel at NYU in order to provide Jewish students at NYU with a widely distributed publication of their own. Our goal is to serve YOU; to create an outlet for students to learn about, participate in, and be inspired by all that Jewish life in NYC and at NYU has to offer. Most of all, we hope that this magazine will serve as a way to connect Jewish students at NYU and across NYC in a new and creative way.
Bridges: Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue
Bridges is a student run club that works in conjunction with the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life and the Islamic Center at NYU to bring together knowledgeable and passionate Jewish and Muslim students to engage in constructive and comparative discussions of our faiths. We strive to learn from each other so that we me may put aside notions of “Us vs. Them” and responsibly confront both our similarities and differences in an attempt to achieve a mutual understanding and sense of shared purpose. For more information, please contact Gavi Rubin or Shanjida Chowdhury .
J Street U
J Street U NYU works to promote an open and engaging dialogue surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as well as advocate for American governmental leadership in pursuing a two-state solution.
TorchPAC is a bipartisan student advocacy club that has dedicated itself to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. Our club focuses on lobbying and supporting policies that not only support Israel, but also benefit the U.S. by reaching out to Members of Congress as well as self-identified student leaders on campus. We need your help! We have to stay involved and influence our Representatives to keep supporting Israel! Staying informed and voicing our opinions will really enable us to make a difference. For information, contact Zak Kukoff.
Yovel: The Green Zionist Alliance
A student-club affiliate of the Green Zionist Alliance, Yovel brings together environmentalism, social justice, Judaism and Zionism to help change the way that we interact with each other at NYU and in the world. Our mission is to nurture our divine sparks by fostering an environmentally minded community caring about nature, food justice, peace and spirituality on campus, in New York City, in Israel and in the world.
We are a rapidly growing, apolitical business organization that fosters professional development by connecting students to Israel's economy. Founded at the University of Michigan in 2008, TAMID is thriving at nearly thirty elite U.S. universities. NYU TAMID runs its own educational program, student-managed equity research teams, and consulting practice serving high-tech Israeli companies. Additionally, selected members participate in a summer fellowship program in Tel Aviv, where they will intern at start-ups or companies like Google and Deloitte. The best professional development opportunity at NYU. For more information, contact Jackie Schlussel.