With more than 300 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students, the Office of Jewish Life under the auspices of the Chaplain’s Office, serves as the center of a growing Jewish community at Wake Forest University.
The Office of Jewish Life provides staff support, pastoral counseling, mentoring, and religious guidance to Wake Forest Jewish students as well the larger student, staff and faculty community. The Office of Jewish Life also staffs and supports the Wake Forest Hillel Jewish Students Organization.
The Wake Forest Hillel is a student led, faculty guided and staff facilitated organization that offers a variety of Jewish themed activities.
Wake Forest currently has a Jewish affiliated fraternity, AEPi (Alpha Epsilom Pi) and many Jewish students choose to be involved both with Hillel and with Greek life.
Check out Jewish Life in Pictures for some of what happens at WFU.
Kosher meal options
All of Hillel events are dairy and/or kosher.
On campus, kosher food is available from Hillel and in advance through Aramark, Wake Forest’s food service company. There are many certified kosher products offered in the many food outlets on campus.
The “pit” does provide kosher-style meals, including roasted chicken, latkes and matzoh ball soup and every Friday night offers Challah and grape juice.
Multiple Hillel members compete in Wake Forest’s varsity programs (16 are offered). 85 percent of Wake Forest students participate in intramural sports.
Prospective students should meet with Hillel students and/or our Jewish Program Director when they visit Wake Forest. Hillel programs are open to all prospective students and their families.