You don’t have to be a student to be part of the JLD Family

Parents engage with the Jewish community at Duke in many ways: whether you attend events, support the community or simply stay in touch, we welcome your involvement.

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Congratulations on having a Blue Devil in the family! We are excited to have your child as a member of Duke's Jewish community.  We look forward to being able to support you and your student on their journey here at Duke.

Your student can look forward to being a part of a welcoming and inclusive environment with numerous opportunities for engagement in Jewish life on campus. Through Jewish Life at Duke, your student can participate in a variety of Jewish student groups, and explore and celebrate their Jewish identity in many ways.

We appreciate your entrusting Jewish Life at Duke to be your child's home-away-from-home while at school and we do not take the responsibility lightly. Our students are our top priority and we strive to support them in every phase of their Duke experience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or (919) 684-6422.

Get Involved

The Jewish Life at Duke Parents Circle is made up of parents and grandparents of current Duke students who want to support Jewish Life at Duke's mission of providing a warm and welcoming home away from home for Duke students. 100% of Jewish Life at Duke's operating budget comes from individual donations from parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends. The support of our families is essential to the work we do to inspire Jewish students through community building, leadership opportunities, and educational experiences.

Members are parents and grandparents of current students, who give an annual gift of $360 or more. In appreciation, Parents Circle members may select one of the following appreciation gifts:  a parent (or grandparent) T-shirt, power bank, or embossed journal.

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After making your donation, please email with your selection of thank-you gift above (for T-shirt, specify size S to XXL, and parent or grandparent) and your mailing address. Thank you!

Become a Member of the Parents Circle

Want to stay on top of what's happening at JLD? Parents receive a monthly e-newsletter from Jewish Life at Duke with the latest updates and opportunities to get involved. If you have not received our emails, you can sign up for our newsletter hereAs a Duke parent, you too are part of this vibrant Jewish community, and we hope you will consider joining our Parents Circle!

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Contributions from parents, alumni, and friends make our work possible. A gift of any size will help us grow student programming and sustain Duke's vibrant Jewish community.

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