Religion & Spiritual Life
The staff at NYU Tel Aviv provides information to students about religion and spiritual life resources, places of worship and/or meditation space, and related support services.
Religion and/or spiritual life may only be one of the many things you are thinking about in regards to study away. We suggest using this guide, Preparing for Study Away: What Should You Plan Now? to consider other aspects of your life and what will help you best prepare for your time in a new country.
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Students observing a religious holiday during regularly scheduled class time are entitled to miss class without any penalty to their grade. This is for the holiday only and does not include the days of travel that may come before and/or after the holiday. Information regarding absences due to religious observance must be provided at least seven days before the date(s) in question.
Dietary Considerations: Students are able to note dietary restrictions and request halal or kosher kitchens in the NYU residence. There are also various food options in Tel Aviv, including kosher, halal, vegetarian and vegan options. The NYU Tel Aviv website offers recommendations on dining in the city.
Learn more about religion and spiritual life in Israel
We encourage you to research more about religious and spiritual communities in Israel. Having a background knowledge of the history, demographics and laws will ease your transition into your new country.
Here are a few places to start your research:
You may also want to reflect on the role religion and/or spirituality play in your life now, and what your expectations or needs are for your time away. Questions to consider:
- Do you have a strong connection and/or sense of belonging to a religious or spiritual group?
- Do you have a prayer or meditation space?
- Do you go to certain places for dietary needs?
- Do you celebrate certain holidays? Are these holidays you would want to celebrate during study away?