The Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant chaplains at the Hofstra University Interfaith Center work closely with one another and with students to offer a wide variety of exciting programs.
Some of these activities include social events, dinners, religious services, celebration of holidays, guest speakers, community service projects, informal discussions, study groups, regional and national conferences, retreats and much more.
The chaplains are also available for religious guidance and informal personal and academic counseling.
For more information, to put your name on the mailing list or just to chat, stop by and introduce yourself, you are encouraged to visit the chaplains in room 213 of the Student Center.
Chaplain: Fr. Gregory Rannazzisi
Chaplain: Bridget McCormack
Rabbi Meir Mitelman
Rev. Joyce Brandon Dugger *
*(Available Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, 12:00 noon – 9:30 p.m.)
Weekly Services & Activities
- Catholic Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 6:00 pm and every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse, Student Center.
- Newman Club Meetings (the Catholic student organization) are held on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. Room 219 Student Center.
- Jewish Shabbat services and dinner are held every Friday night in Student Center Plaza Middle. Contact the office for more information.
- Please visit the website of Hofstra Hillel (the Jewish student organization), for information about a wide variety of other activities.
- Muslim prayer is held every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 219 Student Center.
- The Protestant community meets on Tuesdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Student Center 213 for Chat & Chew Bible study, and holds WOW (Worship on Wednesdays) from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in 213 Student Center.
- A list of local congregations for Sunday worship is available in 213 Student Center.
Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
On Thursday, April 19th 2012 in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) the Hofstra Community read name of Holocaust victims from 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m. outside Hofstra Hall. Students, faculty, staff and administration from the university came out to pay their respects and take part in the reading of the six million names of those lost in the Holocaust.