Office of Jewish Life

L’Dor V’Dor
Lulav Shake at the WFU Sukkah


The Office of Jewish Life Staff Oversees & Provides:

  • Pastoral leadership to Jewish students, staff, and faculty including opportunities for worship, prayer, mentoring, and counseling
  • Management of the worship, meeting, and office spaces for Jewish life at Wake Forest
  • Resources to WFU Hillel
  • Advocacy for the spiritual and logistical needs of Jewish students at Wake Forest
  • Articulation of thoughtful and engaged Jewish perspectives on global religious and political issues in public settings, particularly in times of crisis
  • Leadership and facilitation of workshops on various topics
  • Healthy and creative relationships with Jewish institutions in the region
  • Opportunities for non-Jewish students, staff, and faculty to learn about the broad Jewish traditions in their theological, pastoral, and cultural dimensions
  • Ways to personally pursue and cultivate intellectual inquiry within the Wake Forest community regarding Jewish faith and life.

We look forward to having you as part of our community!


Gail H. Bretan, Ph.D.
Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life

The Office of the Chaplain (Religious Life)
Wake Forest University
Suite 321 Benson Center
PO Box 7204
Winston-Salem, NC 27109


For more info about Gail’s background:

Contact Us

Jewish Life Office

Dr. Gail Bretan
Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life and Hillel Director
The Office of the Chaplain
Wake Forest University
Benson Center 321, PO Box 7204
Winston-Salem, NC 27109


Eliana Horowitz
Hillel Student President

Amit Melchior
Hillel/Jewish Agency Israel Fellow


Cam Golub
AEPi Student President


Chloe Mazo
Chabad Student President

Jewish Studies

Dr. Annalise Glauz-Todrank
Director, Jewish Studies
308 Divinity and Religious Studies Building

Office of the Chaplain

Christine Yucha
Office Manager
8D, Reynolda Hall

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