At Trinity, you’ll find a warm, welcoming community to spend Shabbat and all the major Jewish holidays with. Our Shabbat and holiday services are student-led, and we frequently have themed Shabbatot in collaboration with other student organizations, such as Rainbow Shabbat, Fancy Shabbat, Pink Shabbat (breast cancer awareness), Multicultural Shabbat, and Athletes’ Shabbat.

Weekly Shabbat Gatherings

As the grounding event of our week, we celebrate Shabbat every Friday evening of the academic year with delicious food and good company. Some weeks, we enjoy camp-style musical services before dinner. Hillel’s Shabbat table is a casual space to gather with friends, and students from all backgrounds are welcome.

Celebrate the Jewish holidays at Trinity’s Zachs Hillel House:

  • The Jewish holidays begin with High Holy Day services and kosher meals at the Zachs Hillel House.
  • Chanukah is marked by one big party and lighting the menorah on the other nights.
  • At Tu B’Shvat, we focus on ecology and our natural world through a Jewish perspective.
  • For Purim, we bake hamantaschen and enjoy a purimspiel, costume contest, and abbreviated megillah reading.
  • Passover begins with a large community Seder and continues throughout the holiday with a kosher-for-Passover meal plan in Mather Hall.

To join us for any of these events, keep your eye on Trinity Today for details.