Hofstra Hillel is happy to provide students with the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat in whatever way is meaningful to them.

Shabbat, the Sabbath day, the notion that after six days of work we should rest comes, is central to Judaism.  Jews from all different backgrounds have spent hours defining the term "rest."

Hillel encourages students to look at Shabbat as special (or sacred) time.  Day after day, week after week students run from class to work, to class to meetings back to class, to grab dinner with a friend, to another meeting.  All of sudden it's 11:23pm.

More than the Jews kept [observed] Shabbat, Shabbat kept the Jews.  - Ahad Ha'am

Shabbat is an opportunity to do something for yourself.   It's an opportunity to slow down and take a deep breath.  It's a time to be with friends (or maybe alone), have a nice meal and reflect on the previous week.

Shabbat services and FREE dinner are offered every Friday evening when school is in session.  Visit the calendar for more details.

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