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Jewish Life and Multicultural Connections

Open Doors and Open Hearts Create Open Minds

Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Queens

In their own words…

For decades Queens University of Charlotte has been open to Jewish students. In 2013, Queens intentionally expanded Jewish life on campus. In 2014, Talli Dippold was hired as the first Director of Jewish Life and a campus Hillel was created. In 2015, Jewish cultural programs blossomed as the Hillel group on campus solidified. In 2016, Rabbi Judy Schindler joined the Queens team and is proud to be Campus Rabbi and the Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies. In 2021, Queens Hillel alum, Noah Goldman '19, returned to campus to become Coordinator Jewish Life.

Students, staff and faculty celebrate simple and sacred time together marking Jewish holidays and Shabbat, simply hanging out, and creating multicultural programs in partnership with other organizations. We are a supportive Hillel family and look forward to welcoming new students. The Queens Jewish Life Program aims to also engage the Queens community of all faiths in Jewish cultural, holiday and educational events and supports involvement in the interfaith fabric of Queens through dialogues and interfaith programs.

  • Soul Food Shabbat
  • Beit Starbucks
  • High Holiday Worship
  • Student-led Shabbat services
  • Sushi in the Sukkah
  • Painting Chanukah mural with Jewish Street artist and Queens Professor Mike Wirth
  • Queens Community Passover Seder
  • Involvement in the Broader Jewish Community of Charlotte and Shalom Park (a 54 acre campus four miles away where 14 Jewish organizations are housed)

    Multi-cultural Connections

    The Stan Greenspon Center’s physical location in the center of Queens’ Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) Suite reflects its core values. In our suite, reside many of the Queens multicultural organizations. In socializing and in working together, we build transformative relationships. We hear each other’s stories, respond to each other’s pain, and work to create a more inclusive campus environment and Charlotte community.

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