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“The Jewish Life at Duke community extends well beyond our four years at Duke. I loved seeing new and old faces at DC’s first (but not last!) Duke Jewish Alumni Network event!” -Lindsay Morgenstein (T’22), Washington DC DJAN Happy Hour Host

The Duke Jewish Alumni Network kicked off 2023 with a Happy Hour event series! DJAN volunteers hosted happy hours in 8 cities throughout the US, including Austin, New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Durham, Baltimore, and a virtual option. Alumni of all ages are finding joy by connecting with the Duke Jewish community close to home, and even virtually.

It’s not too late to take advantage of this incredible experience of connecting with Dukies in your city! Many thanks to our volunteer alumni hosts. Check out the schedule below!

Austin, TX (Central Machine Works)
Wednesday, January 18 from 7-9pm CST
Hosted by Dani Lefland ’16

Washington, DC (Garden District)
Thursday, January 19 from 6-8pm EST
Hosted by Lindsay Morgenstein ’22

New York City (Féile
Tuesday, January 24 from 7-9pm EST
Hosted by Raquel Levy ’18 and Dan McCamblau ’12

San Francisco, CA (The San Francisco Athletic Club)
Tuesday, January 24 from 7-9pm PST
Hosted by Kenny Green ’20

Seattle, WA (Fremont Brewing’s Urban Beer Garden) 
Wednesday, February 1 from 6-8pm PST
Hosted by Samantha Schafrank ’15 

Atlanta, GA (Biggerstaff Brewing Company)
Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30-8:30pm EST
Hosted by Shaina Lubliner ’20 and Micah Segal-Miller ’20

Durham, NC (Hi-Wire Brewing)
Thursday, February 9 from 6-8pm EST
Hosted by Dan Crair ‘21

Baltimore, MD (Union Craft Brewing) 
Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30pm EST
Hosted by Sarah Jacobs ’21

Duke Jewish Alumni Network (DJAN) is dedicated to helping members grow their personal and professional networks, reunite with classmates and friends, and celebrate and foster their Jewish identities. DJAN’s mission is to ensure that the Jewish community at Duke remains strong past graduation. An affiliate of Jewish Life at Duke, DJAN engages and connects Jewish alumni through opportunities to interact with peers, foster Jewish identity, and build a network of Duke Jewish alumni for social and professional connections.

About Jewish Life at Duke

Jewish Life at Duke (JLD) is the hub for all things Jewish on Duke’s campus. An accredited Hillel as well as a department within Duke University’s Division of Student Affairs, Jewish Life at Duke is guided by a mission to empower Jewish students to learn and grow intellectually and spiritually; to inspire and nurture personal paths to Jewish identity; and to cultivate community and friendship. Comprising the Freeman Center for Jewish Life and the Rubenstein-Silvers Hillel, JLD takes a pluralistic approach to Judaism to ensure that all Jewish students, regardless of affiliation, are welcome and included.

100% of JLD’s operating budget comes from donations from parents, alumni, and friends.
Become a donor to Jewish Life at Duke today.