Jewish Academics

Jewish Faculty and Staff

Wake Forest has numerous Jewish faculty and staff members throughout its various schools, departments and offices.  Students and faculty have opportunities to mingle at all Hillel events as well as at all Office of Jewish Life activities.

The Jewish Studies Program

Information about the Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies minor can be found here

Study Abroad, and in Israel

Contact The Center for Global Programs and Studies for more information.
Read about our Study Abroad in Jewish Venice here.

Department for the Study of Religions & The School of Divinity

The Department for the Study of Religions (  and the School of Divinity ( offer courses in the Hebrew Bible and Comparative Judaism courses, with additional courses being planned for the future. They also offer Biblical Hebrew, which meets the language requirement for Wake Forest students.


History, German Studies, English, Political Science, and the American Ethnic Studies Departments as well the Humanities Institute offer courses in American Jewish Culture, American Jewish Literature, a survey of Jewish history, Ancient Israel, and courses on the Middle East.

Guest Lecturers and Discussions

Wake Forest has hosted distinguished Jewish Studies faculty from other institutions who have lectured on Anti-Semitism, Jewish identity, and other subjects.

Office of Jewish Life

Staff from the Office of Jewish Life, within the Office of the Chaplain, offers informal classes on prayer,  on Torah, and on Judaism.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and are given opportunities to learn one on one.

Graduate Studies

Wake Forest boasts a graduate population of approximately 2,500 students, including the School of Business, the School of Law, and the School of Medicine.  We welcome all graduate students to all our events.

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


Andrew Orfaly
Hillel Student President

Amit Melchior
Hillel/Jewish Agency Israel Fellow


Ethan Cohen
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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