While Columbia and Barnard hold classes on Jewish holidays, the official University policy states that no one is to be penalized because of religious observance. If there is an issue which arises pertaining to this policy, please contact Rabbi Hain.
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Please see our religious group’s information to understand our community better.
The only Kosher dining at the Kraft Center is Café Nana; there is a kosher meal plan on campus. You can find more information here.
There is not a Jewish dormitory on campus. However, The Bayit offers Jewish student-run housing for Columbia students just two blocks from campus.
Students are NOT required to live on campus during their tenure at Columbia or Barnard.
Foreign/international students and students schooled outside of the US made up 16% of the class. 52 different countries were represented.
Of the approximately 15,000 Columbia Graduate students, roughly 3000 identify as Jewish.*
Of the approximately 8,000 Columbia/Barnard Undergraduate students, roughly 2000 identify as Jewish.*