Shabbat and Holidays

From Rosh Hashanah to Passover to Yom Ha'Aztmaut (Israel Independence Day) Trinity provides religious, social, and cultural programming for all significant Jewish observances and celebrations. 

The Jewish holidays on campus begin with High Holiday services and kosher meals at the Zachs Hillel House. Every Friday night, the Hillel House comes alive with an engaging musical Shabbat service and a delicious home cooked kosher dinner that is free to all students. Chanukah is marked by group candle lighting in Mather Hall for each night of the holiday and parties. Tu B’Shvat offers an opportunity to focus on ecology and our natural world through a Jewish perspective. Purim brings together the entire student body for hamantachsen making, a purimspiel, megillah reading and masquerade ball. Passover begins with a large community seder and continues throughout the holiday with a kosher for Passover meal plan.

Weekly Programs

  • Shabbat dinner and services at the Zachs Hillel House.
  • Parshat Hashavuah (Lunch and Learn) —A weekly kosher deli lunch and Torah study sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.
  • Challah for Hunger. Challah for Hunger provides opportunities to be involved in a fun and dedicated community, address humanitarian problems, develop and practice new skills, gain business and leadership experience, and engage in traditions of challah and tzedakah. Students bake and sell challah loaves with proceeds going to local food banks as well as Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger​