Almost every Friday night, students, staff and community members are welcome at Hillel for Shabbat services and dinner. We have an ongoing traditional-Egalitarian minyan (prayer group). If you would like to lead one of them, contact Executive Director Bailey London at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to contribute to a service by leading a text study or offering a D’var Torah (word of Torah) please contact Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, our Alevy Rabbi in Residence at email@example.com. If you would like to help prepare amazing and delicious Shabbat dinners, please contact Associate Director Alison Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org, even if it’s just for an hour or 2 on Friday afternoon. We’d really appreciate it!
Check the Calendar or News for Jews (the weekly e-letter) for Shabbat themes throughout the semester.
Shabbat In A Box
About once a month, there is no Shabbat dinner at Hillel. Instead, students have the opportunity to make and share their own Shabbat dinner with old and new friends! Simply contact Rabbi Yonah at email@example.com by the Wednesday before the “Shabbat in a Box” Shabbat with at least 3 other students’ names whom you’ve confirmed will share in your Shabbat meal with you, then pick up a “Shabbat in a Box” box on Friday from 10am-3pm. The box will include challot and grape juice for kiddush (blessing Shabbat), a blessing sheet and words of Torah from the weekly parsha (Torah portion), and a $20 gift card to Ralph’s to go towards groceries for your meal. View our Shabbat in a Box video which one 2nd place in the 2011 Jewlicious Festival Video Award competition: