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For the high school anon - even though only about half the population is Jewish, the school will still likely /feel/ very Jewish to you. And that's because almost everywhere else Judaism is a small minority, whereas here it is not. Though I still do believe everything said in the original post is accurate, and your mileage may vary. Sincerely - A Jewish Brandeis Student (raised Conservative but Reform in practice)
Thanks for the comment!
If you have any thoughts to add for the high school anon who asked about what it’s like going to such a heavily Jewish university, feel free to send an ask with your comments, or publish your thoughts in the #Brandeis tag! Looking forward to hearing what the student body has to say.
Hi! I'm a high school junior and very interested in applying to Brandeis. I'm visiting soon and am super excited! I am a little bit apprehensive though because I know that the majority of the student body is Jewish and I am not. Do you have any advice or info on what it's like as a non jewish student?
According to Hillel’s 2013 figures, Brandeis is 50%, so while you’ll find that a lot of the people you meet will be Jewish, you’ll also find that a lot of the people you meet will not be. Just like not every non-Jewish student’s experience is the same, not ever Jewish student’s experience is the same. Brandeis’ Jewish students come from a wide variety of walks of life, types of Judaism, and political schools of thought.
There is certainly evidence of the influence of the Jewish percentage of the student body on campus life, from small things such as the kosher section of Sherman, one of the dining halls, to events like the Purim party hosted by the school. The presence of Jewish-inspired events and things on campus are by no means over whelming and add a little something to the character of Brandeis. There’s something of a running joke that even though not everyone’s Jewish here, everyone “a little Jew-ish”.
One of the greatest things about Brandeis is the opportunity to meet people from many cultures and to get to experience aspects of these cultures. If you’re interested, take part! There are always events going on that can help you learn more about the history of the Jewish people, their beliefs, their customs and their lives.
I know this isn't really an advice blog, but I really don't know if I have anywhere else to turn to. You see, my girlfriend and I usually get along great, we've been dating for about three months now. But for the past few weeks she only referred to me as her "sweet man meat." This would be fine if it was just in the bedroom, but anytime she's introduced me to someone she calls me her "sweet man meat," including her own family. How can I let her know that this makes me uncomfortable sometimes?
You might want to contact Students Talking About Relationships, or S.T.A.R. Their counselors are there to listen to everyone who want to discuss anything relating to their relationships. All counselors have received training in many areas to become student peer counselors, and will maintain confidentiality. The S.T.A.R office is located on the third floor of the Shapiro Campus Center.
Office hours are Sunday—Thursday, 2:00PM-4:00PM and 7:00PM-10:00PM. If you’d rather call in than visit, you can call the office during office hours at x64745. If you need to contact S.T.A.R outside of office hours, you can confidentially e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope this all works out!
Hi there, I work for LTS- let me explain new latte. For student viewing, LATTE basically only got a facelift and they made it look pretty. But, on the faculty end of LATTE, it's now "more intuitive" for use, which is helpful for older faculty members (namely the ones who call us and ask how to turn on their computers). Also, the way LATTE videos get streamed has changed, so hopefully that should work better now. Cheers!
Awesome, thanks for this explanation! The video did seem pretty much just for faculty, whoops.