Friday Night Shabbat
Friday nights, student-led Kabbalat Shabbat services take place in the sanctuary. The service includes Hebrew and English and is tailored to the needs of all community members, including the UVJC. Hillel is not officially linked to any one denomination of Judaism, and we make a point of being inclusive. People with new ideas are always welcome to contribute to the service; anyone who wishes to lead all or part of services or give the D’var Torah on any given Friday may do so. After Kiddush and ha’motzi, a free, student-cooked kosher dinner is served. The menu changes from week to week and from chef to chef, but the food is always kosher and always delicious. Hillel’s cooking coordinators go to great lengths to guarantee an enjoyable meal for all who come. The meals and services are always open to everyone, so come and join us, and bring your friends!
Saturday Morning Services
Run by the UVJC and led by Rabbi Boraz, Saturday Morning Services are at 9:30 am. Hillel students, as well as anyone else interested, are always welcome to attend.
Havdallah and Claudallah
Havdallah Services are held occasionally during the year at sundown on Saturday evenings. We hold at least one Havdallah per term, which is usually accompanied by a delicious dinner. Claudia Palmer often opens up her house for Havdallah, affectionately known by all at Hillel as Claudallah.
Approximately 10% of Dartmouth’s student body is Jewish. Every year, Dartmouth Hillel teams up with Chabad at Dartmouth College for a Shabbat Dinner where we attempt to get all of the Jewish students on campus to attend. Chani Gray, the wife of Chabad’s Rabbi Gray, cooks all of the delicious food with the help of students from both organizations. The event is held annually during the Spring term in Alumni Hall. A Jewish member of the Dartmouth staff or faculty gives a speech regarding Judaism today, especially at Dartmouth. It is a fun event for all and everybody is welcome!