A group of Jewish Student Union members and Rabbi Goldstein.

Shalom! Welcome to Jewish Life at Gonzaga

Our Jewish Community

Gonzaga University is home to a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community which celebrates, prays, and studies together, all while creating a safe and welcoming place for Jewish students from any and all backgrounds.

In 2021, the Gonzaga Jewish community was gifted its own Torah which is housed in the Jewish Sacred Space (College Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Hallway). The Jewish Sacred Space serves as the Gonzaga Jewish community’s main gathering place. Our Jewish community is also lucky to be led and supported by Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein. In addition to teaching courses covering Jewish themes, Rabbi Goldstein oversees the Jewish Student Union and together they offer a variety of opportunities to engage with the Jewish community throughout the year:

  • Monthly Shabbat services and meals
  • Annual Shabbat Retreat
  • Jewish holiday celebrations
  • Jewish sacred chant (Taizé)
  • Small group learning (Chevrutah)
  • Torah study
  • Jewish cultural celebrations

Jewish Student Union

The Jewish Student Union is a student club devoted to supporting, celebrating, and growing our Jewish identities, whether they be cultural, religious, newly-found, ethnic, or a mixture of all. We strive to be a home for Jewish students from any and all backgrounds and welcome those who want to learn more about Judaism to attend our events and learn with us.

At the Jewish Student Union you can be sure to find:

  • Weekly JSU meetings
  • Social events
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Monthly Shabbat services and meals
  • Annual Shabbat Retreat
  • Opportunities to learn about Judaism (at any level)
  • Annual Culture Club Festival Event
  • A place to be and grow into your unique Jewish self!
A group of students


Everyone is welcome regardless of their prior experience with Judaism. Come to eat or sing, connect with your roots, or learn about something you’ve never even heard of! We’re here for you however you need us—we’re here to be your community.

Explore our upcoming events listed below and mark your calendars!

Jewish Student Union’s First Annual Culture Club Festival

Join us on Sunday, April 7th from 4-7 PM for a night celebrating Jewish culture, including live music, traditional foods, student performances, and dancing!

Check out our flyer to learn how you can get your tickets!

Passover Seder

On Sunday, April 28th, we will be hosting a traditional Passover Seder including a community dinner. Please register here.

End of Year Celebration

Join us as we celebrate our community, our graduating seniors, and all that our club has accomplished this semester!! This will a formal dinner event. Please register here.

Get Involved in Gonzaga Jewish Life

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