Explore Jewish Life at Georgetown
Jewish Life at Georgetown empowers students to progress along their individual Jewish journeys and to discern their unique role in delivering a brighter future for the Jewish people and for the world.
To that end, Jewish Life at Georgetown aspires to advance the growth of every self-defined Jewish student in their Jewish Confidence, Connection, and Concern during their time at Georgetown.
Engaging a GUish Community at Georgetown: Connection
We believe Jewish Connection comes from a sense of belonging and connectedness both to one’s immediate Jewish community and to the global Jewish community. With hundreds of Jewish students, vibrant Jewish student-led organizations, a campus Rabbi leading Jewish Life, Makóm, our on-campus center and Bayit, our residential Jewish Living and Learning Community, Georgetown is a great place to be Jewish.
Fostering Knowledge and Formation: Confidence
We believe Jewish Confidence comes from feelings of affirmation in ones Jewish identity, legitimately belonging as a part of the Jewish community, and a feeling of security in ones level of Jewish knowledge.
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, opportunities for meaningful interfaith dialogue and action, classes taught by our Rabbi, and a certificate in Jewish Civilization program, Georgetown is a great place to experience a relevant, vibrant and transformative Judaism.
Empowering a care for our community and world: Concern
We define Jewish Concern as a deep and authentic passion for a brighter future for the Jewish people and for the world. 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.