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A staple of UConn Hillel’s programming is our weekly Shabbat celebrations, in addition to those of all Jewish holidays.
Shabbat is a time for family - and a time to take a break from the rest of the week. Dinner is FREE to all in attendance. Everyone is welcome to join our Hillel family for any of the following. Email Jacqui Schulefand, Director of Engagement, at email@example.com or Joni Weintraub, VP Shabbat and Holidays, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to visit!
On Friday nights we begin at 6pm with student led Traditional Egalitarian and Reform services.
We hold a community Shabbat dinner, catered by NOSH Kosher Kitchen in the Gelfenbien Commons dining hall, in our Multipurpose Room, which serves anywhere from 80-120 students on a weekly basis. After dinner, we encourage students to stay and hang out with their friends, from dessert ones and table conversations to playing pool in our one-of-a-kind basement!
On Saturday mornings, we offer Shabbat brunch to those who choose to attend. Join us for a special bagel brunch on the first Shabbat of every month!
We have specialized Havdallah events throughout the semester, including karaoke and movie nights.