Office of Jewish Life

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

Shalom!

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

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

336.758.4056
bretangh@nullwfu.edu

https://www.facebook.com/wfuhillel

For more info about Gail’s background: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gailbretan

Contact Us

Jewish Life Office

Dr. Gail Bretan
Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life
The Office of the Chaplain
Wake Forest University
Benson Center 321, PO Box 7204
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
bretangh@nullwfu.edu
336.758.4056


Hillel

Ella Sadikman
Hillel Student President
sadiem20@nullwfu.edu

Amit Melchior
Hillel/Jewish Agency Israel Fellow
IF.TriadNC@nullgmail.com
407.580.0082


AEPi

Alex Lambert
AEPi Student President
lamba19@nullwfu.edu


Chabad

Braden Strackman
Chabad Student President
strabw19@nullwfu.edu


Jewish Studies

Dr. Mir Yarfitz
Director, Jewish Studies
B114, Tribble Hall
yarfitmh@nullwfu.edu
336.758.2580


Office of the Chaplain

Shula Cooper
Office Manager
8D, Reynolda Hall
scooper@nullwfu.edu
336.758.5210


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