Jewish Life at Georgetown

  • Shabbat Services

    Every Friday at 6:30 pm in Makóm.

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  • Attention Georgetown Jewish Students!

    Students wishing to join the GU group attending seder at GWU should RSVP (click Learn More). Students wishing to attend seder at a faculty member's home should contact the Jewish Chaplaincy at

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  • Food for Passover in Makom

    The Jewish Chaplaincy will be providing kosher food in Makom throughout Passover. If you plan to take advantage of this and have not yet filled out our survey, please click Learn More.

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Our Jewish Communities

With over 700 Jewish students, 4 Jewish student-led organizations, a campus Rabbi leading our Jewish Chaplaincy/Hillel, Makóm, our on-campus center and Bayit, our residential Jewish Living and Learning Community, and with a certificate in Jewish Civilization program, Georgetown is a great place to be Jewish.

Our Jewish Activities

With vibrant weekly Shabbat observance (services, kosher dinner and programs), and ongoing rabbi-led high-level and diverse Jewish learning series, with celebratory and soulful holiday observances, thoughtful and robust Israel programming, and rejuvenating Shabbat retreats, with energizing Jewish social and cultural programming, ongoing Jewish social justice opportunities, and opportunities for meaningful interfaith dialogue and action, Georgetown is a great place to experience a relevant, vibrant and transformative Judaism.

Our Unique Jewish Opportunities

The benefits of our moderate size, outstanding University support, and excellent resources allow us to provide unparalleled opportunities for:

  • Supporting student initiatives (“If you will it, we’ll help you make it happen.”)
  • Providing small group Jewish learning (“If you want to study it, we’ll teach it.”)
  • Providing one-on-one meetings or on-going pastoral care with our Rabbi (“If you need us, we’re here for you.”)
  • Providing significant opportunities for student leadership (“If you do it, we’ll train you in doing it even better.”)
  • Providing remarkably dynamic, well-known and high-quality Jewish speakers and events both on campus and in the greater DC area.

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