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.
HillelNYU is a Jewish, non-denominational organization that hosts cultural and social events for the entire Jewish community, while simultaneously fostering communication between the various Jewish communal groups on campus. Shabbat Dinners, Hillel Prom, Art Gala, Hillel Fiesta, and Shabbat for 2000 are some of our past and annual events. For more information, or to get involved, contact Hillel president Zach Schwarzbaum .
Reform Community at NYU
The dynamic, chill, and fun Reform community at NYU! Awesome people who enjoy being Jewish in our own way, or do not necessarily dig having to identify with a particular denomination. Hang out with cool Jewish friends. Do meaningful things! Contact Arielle Braude at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to chat!
"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.
"Indie Minyan" is the name for a diverse and energetic group of students who host Friday night prayer services at the Bronfman Center every week and several educational and social events throughout the year. The Indie Minyan was founded in 2012 by three students and is a work in progress. If it sounds like your speed, come join us in building it. Email us at email@example.com and visit www.facebook.com/groups/theindieminyan.
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 Josh Lavine 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 Jonathan Patarkatsi or Jewish Life Liason Bill Bokoff to learn more about our special brotherhood or visit the Alpha Epsilon Pi website.
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. Contact Sasha Levyn 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 contact Kevin Estok or 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 Malcolm McElheney 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, assuring that their religious beliefs and theatrical desires never conflict. All rehearsals and performances are eliminated on Shabbat and other Jewish religious holidays. SHMUTZ is for you regardless of your religion, major, or anything else! 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 our goal is to translate all of this to campus in the upcoming months! 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, please e-mail Kendra Meisler , Avital Kaplan or visit our website.
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 Yasmin Sarraf, Shaina Pakravan or Sharona Khaneyan. To learn more, please visit our website.
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. In partnership with student clubs and with NYU's LGBTQ Student Center, we hold various events throughout the year to educate, advocate, and support LGBTQ issues and students. Our annual Queer Seder, Different from All Other Nights, highlights the coming-out journeys and stories of our students. A dedicated committee of students works on envisioning and planning events. Join us! Students work under the guidance of Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, Reform Rabbinic Intern and Scholar-in-Residence, who has an academic background in queer theory. For more information or to get involved contact Rabbi Nikki Deblosi.
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. For more information or to get involved contact Aimee Mosseri.
M.E.A.T. - Meat, Eat And Torah
Welcome to M.E.A.T. @ NYU! M.E.A.T., which stands for Meet Eat And Torah, is an innovative Tuesday night learning event serving the Jewish Community at New York University. M.E.A.T. provides the opportunity to socialize with old friends and make new friends, enjoy delicious FREE meat dinner (on a dairy day in the Kosher Cafeteria), and learn a wide range of topics. Every week there will be several different classes held, lead by students and Bronfman Center staff, discussing topics ranging from a weekly parsha shiur to contemporary conflicts to introductory courses in Jewish life. Students are also welcome to find a quiet spot in the Bronfman Center in the Beit Midrash/Libray on the second floor to learn on their own or with a friend. For more information or to get involved contact Rabbi Gideon Black.
Ofek Israel Consulting Group
Announcing the Ofek Israel Consulting Group! Ofek provides opportunities for students to learn more about the Israeli business community and business culture. The club combines interactive and experiential learning, including workshops, conferences, and consulting projects for Israeli start-ups. To find out more, contact Noy Meshulami.
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.
We are back this semester with a great lineup of Panel discussions, roundtables, service projects, community lunches, and women's programming.
For more information, please visit the Bridges website.
Cooper Union Hillel
Cooper Union Hillel is a Jewish non-denominational organization that makes Jewish life at Cooper come alive. We host many cultural and social events for the entire Jewish community – engineers and artists alike. Our bi-annual Shabbaton, fun events for the holidays, Shabbos lunches, and much more help establish a strong Jewish presence at Cooper and provide a great break from all our studying J. You don’t have to understand calculus to attend our events, so come join the cooper family! Visit our website, or contact President Yaron Tokayer for more information.
Orthodox Women's Leadership
OWL sets out to empower Jewish women to become leaders in their own communities and give them the tools to take on initiatives and incite change. We hope to inspire Jewish women to take on leadership roles in both religious/communal as well as professional settings.This club will act as a supportive community to Jewish women, who feel the desire to become more involved in their communities. We want to host both fun and informative events that foster the notion of sisterhood amongst women in the Orthodox community in order to establish a comfortable environment where confidence and free-dialogue are encouraged. Contact the Bronfman Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Interested in joining and learning more about our events, contact Dana Mandler at email@example.com.
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. Contact Laura Adkins.
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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TAMID Israel Investment Group is a national business organization established on 15 campuses and TAMIDxNYU was launched in the Fall of 2013. Each semester, members of TAMIDxNYU have the opportunity to learn about the Israeli economy, consult for funded Israeli start-ups, and invest in a small portfolio comprised of securities listed in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. A select group of students is also invited to intern at prestigious firms in Israel during the summer as part of the TAMID fellowship. For more information please contact Talia Bender, or Josh Eisman.
NYU Poly Jewish Student Union
The JSU at NYU-Poly welcomes all participants looking to join Polytechnic's Jewish community. Our goal is to provide students with an understanding of Jewish culture and identity through fun and inspirational events such as lunch 'n' learn and holiday parties, livened by the presence of the dynamic Rabbi Simcha. For more information or to get involved, email us at email@example.com.