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Shabbat

Shabbat is a day that is not like other days. Shabbat at Hillel is extraordinary.

Each week, 100 people or more gather at Tufts Hillel to observe, celebrate, relax with friends, hang out, and eat really good food.

It’s a chance to step out of the dining halls and take some time to sit and eat leisurely. You can put together a table of 8 to 10 friends or come and meet new friends. Everyone is invited.

Student-led Reform and Conservative Shabbat services are held at the Granoff Family Hillel Center followed by dinner. The Reform and Conservative Committees often plan special celebrations such as Literacy Shabbat, Pride Shabbat, Farm-to-Table Shabbat, Greek Life Shabbat, and Alumni Shabbat.

The spirit of Shabbat is about people coming together in community. At every Shabbat dinner students invite their Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist friends and roommates from many other religious traditions to join us.

Tufts Hillel also sponsors Saturday Shabbat services followed by a free Kiddush lunch. Some students choose to come to services and meals. Others may attend only services or only to join their friends for a Shabbat meal. Students can use their Tufts meal plan or make arrangements with us if they don’t have one.

For a schedule of services or to make a reservation for Friday night dinner (by Wednesday at 3:00 PM), please visit our calendar of events.

Come and do something different from the rest of your week.

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