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Students who participate in the Spiritual Life Conversations That Matter Fellowship tackle big questions such as, “Where do you feel at home?,” “For whom are we responsible?” and “How do we disagree?”

Photo credit: Center for Spiritual Life

The Brandeis community fosters and supports all expressions of spiritual and religious life.

Brandeis is a nonsectarian university, which means we welcome students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and beliefs.

At the same time, we're animated by three core values rooted in the Jewish tradition: a reverence for learning, an emphasis on critical thinking and using one's actions and talents to make the world a better place.

The Center for Spiritual Life offers a safe space for students to explore their spirituality and find their place in the world, on their terms.

Whether students are rooted in a particular faith tradition or searching for answers to fundamental human questions, Spiritual Life is available to them. Spiritual Life has staff chaplains trained in different faith traditions who help students find a supportive community, access a non-judgmental spiritual mentor and find opportunities to serve others.

Berlin Chapel in fallBrandeis' campus is home to a number of sacred spaces, including the Berlin Chapel (Jewish), Bethlehem Chapel (Catholic), Harlan Chapel (Protestant), Muslim Prayer Room and Dharmic Prayer Space. These spaces serve as the focal point of spiritual and religious activity on campus, and are symbolic of the balance and equity that our community seeks.

Numerous clubs and organizations are available to students seeking information or fellowship, including Hillel, the Muslim Student Association, Namaskar, Cru, the Asian Baptist Student Koinoinia and the Catholic Student Organization.