About : About the Center


Founded in 1996, the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life engages one of the largest and most creative Jewish student populations in the United States. The Bronfman Center is home to dozens of student groups and hundreds of innovative programs and projects.

In the heart of Greenwich Village, the Bronfman Center taps into the energy of New York City to create open and pluralistic communities where students learn, celebrate, and explore their identities and Jewish life.

The Bronfman Center, also known as Hillel at NYU creates multiple entry point to Jewish Life and multiple communities.

Through our fellowship model, students can engage in semester long educational tracks that immerse students in contemporary Jewish education, connect them to a new and exciting social network, introduce them to the extraordinary variety and diversity of Jewish Life at NYU.

Each year, the Bronfman Center takes 10-15 trips around the country and world to provide social justice work to third world countries, aid Jewish communities around the world who are in need, visit Israel, provide disaster relief, and engage in further Jewish education. This “Alternative Spring Break” model of service learning provides some of our most impactful student experiences.

The Bronfman Center also produces multiple “Mega Events” each year that that highlight the scope, strength and size of our community. Our signature program, Shabbat for 2000, is the largest Shabbat dinner in NYC.

Also, the Bronfman Center is comprised of over 25 student groups that speak to students niche interests and connections. Combined, they represent the scope of diversity in our community.


In order to engage the thousands of student at NYU, the Bronfman Center uses different program pillars that we believe speak to students interests. These pillars include:

To learn more about any and all of these great opportunities, explore our website or get in touch with one of our fabulous staff members or student leaders.