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Rabbinic Advancement Fund

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Support the Rabbinic Advancement Fund

The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU has been a home for transformative learning and action for 25 years and seeks to further build upon its innovative programming and services in an effort to meet the demands of the Jewish community today.

At a time of increasing isolation and mental health crises, we aim to provide college students with the tools to better themselves, their community, and the world around them. That’s where the Rabbinic Advancement Fund is key.

How we currently commit to pastoral care:

Connecting over 1,500 students each semester to our Rabbinic team

- Pioneering wellness-centered programs that help combat isolation on campus

- Reestablishing a strong Jewish presence in NYU’s Spiritual Life Advisor cohort and facilitating a ‘J-Zone’ antisemitism prevention training module for University staff, faculty, and students 

- Hosting inclusive and welcoming daily prayers, shabbat services and meals, and holiday programming

Mentoring future Jewish educators and clergy

How we aim to expand our efforts:

Hire a full-time Conservative Rabbi to mentor and support our growing Traditional Egalitarian student group

Establish a discretionary fund for our Rabbinic team to provide in-the-moment support for students in need, whether it is providing a hot meal or paying a mikveh fee

Invest in new educational initiatives that increase religious literacy and cohort-based learning

With your support, we’re hoping to increase religious and spiritual exploration and support students through the good days and the bad days.

The Bronfman Center greatly appreciates every donation, no matter the amount. All contributions are tax-deductible. Feel free to reach out to Jacob Fertig ( for any questions.

For further details and ways to get get involved, please check out the following link:

Thank you so much for your generosity and continued support.

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Your gift of $54 helps support one-on-one pastoral care from our Rabbinic Team.



Your gift of $180 helps support Jewish learning courses taught by our outstanding Rabbinic Team.



Your gift of $360 helps build our discretionary fund that our Rabbinic team draws from to support students in need.



Your gift of $540 supports new and innovative wellness programs to combat isolation on campus.



Your gift of $1,080 funds a shabbat or holiday dinner where new and returning students engage deeply with our Rabbinic team.



Your gift of $3,600 supports the hiring and mentoring of our amazing Rabbinic interns.



Your gift of $7,200 supports critically important one-one-one pastoral care for 180 students each semester.

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