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Shabbat is the holiday we celebrate every week! At Rutgers Hillel we run three different services each Friday night during the school-year. Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. Following services, all Rutgers students are invited to a FREE Shabbat dinner in the Faculty Dining Room in Brower Commons.


On Saturday mornings Hillel has an Orthodox and a Conservative service. Students lead in all levels of services, from leading prayers to preparing a D’var Torah to reading each week’s Torah portion. Both services share a communal kiddush, and every week there is a free Shabbat lunch at the home of our OU-JLIC Rabbi and also many students prepare lunches at their individual homes and invite others to celebrate Shabbat together. Shabbat afternoons thee is an Orthodox minyan for Mincha, a communal (free) Seudah Shlishit, festive third meal, followed by singing, stories, or just chilling. Ma’ariv services are followed by a festive havdalah.

Keep your eyes out for Onegs on Friday night, and the occasional post-Shabbos maleva malkah bash! These are either at Hillel or at student’s homes.

Student-led Friday night services begin between 6:30 pm and 7:30pm, depending on the week. On Shabbat morning we offer Orthodox services at 9:30am and Conservative services at 10am followed by a joint Kiddush.

Following Friday night services, we offer a FREE delicious Shabbat dinner each week. Anywhere from 200-300+ students enjoy the friendly atmosphere at our dinners, which are usually held in the Brower Commons Faculty Dining Room. Check the website calendar for times and confirmation of location.

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