Jews on the Street (JOTS)
The mission of the Jews On The Street (JOTS) program is to promote expressions of Jewish religion and culture in Princeton University eating clubs. JOTS achieves this goal by funding, planning, and facilitating Jewish programming in and across eating clubs.
Jewish events at Princeton have historically been limited to specific Jewish religious sites, like the Chabad House and center for Jewish Life. Nevertheless, Prospect Avenue ("the Street") and its eating clubs represent a significant part of Princeton's social scene. Through the JOTS program we hope to provide Princeton's eating clubs with a distinctly Jewish element. With seders at Tiger Inn and Ivy, Sukkot at Terrace and Charter, a dreidel tournament at Quad, and menorahs at almost every club, we hope to infuse the street with Jewish pride.
The JOTS program is run by a coordinator, or president, and representatives from each eating club with significant assistance from Chabad's Programming Director, Gitty Webb. The president is responsible for organizing JOTS meetings, supervising the club representatives, and executing at least one "Street-wide" event (an event that includes all JOTS reps and is open to all Princeton students) per year. Each club representative is responsible for executing at least one "club-specific" event (an event that may be limited to the members of that representative's eating club) per semester.
The current JOTS reps are:
Tower: Simone Downs '20, Ethan Sterenfeld '20, Zach Schoenfeld '19
Cannon: Abby Hack '20, Natasha Skov '20
Tiger Inn: Carly Maitlin '19, Rachel Linfield '19
Ivy: Isabel Hirschberg '19, Benji Issroff '20, Alice Madar '20
Terrace: Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman '19
Cloister: Richard Furchtgott '20
Cottage: Adrienne Mandelbaum '20
Charter: Ariella Cohen '19 and Rachel Coe-Scharff '19
Cap: David Major '20, Uri Schwartz '20
To learn more about JOTS or to get involved, contact Gitty Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org