Friday Nights with St. Louis Hillel
Shabbat is a time for students to gather with friends and end a busy week with a relaxing evening. St. Louis Hillel welcomes students each Friday night for Shabbat with student-led Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services followed by a communal, festive kosher Shabbat dinner catered by Washington University Dining Services/Bon Appetit.
Services are Friday nights when Wash U is in session at 5:45pm in Nemerov, South 40, Wash U Campus.
Shabbat Dinner is Fridays nights when Wash U is in session at 7:00pm at various locations around the Wash U campus.
General Shabbat dinners require a reservation by that Wednesday at 12:00noon via webfood and are $11 per person (this includes a generous $5 subsidy from St. Louis Hillel to lower the $16 cost from Wash U Dining Services)
Mega Shabbats Dinners are Free to all students and have no reservation requirement thanks to generous donors of St. Louis Hillel.
First Mega Shabbat * Fri 8/31 * Holmes Lounge * Free thanks to the Roffman Family of Dallas, TX in memory of George Roffman (WU’01)
Mega Shabbat – Global Hunger Shabbat * Fri 11/2 * College Hall * Join Hillel & WU JSU as they raise awareness for Global Hunger issues.
Mega Shabbat * Fri 12/7 * College Hall * Bring your first semester to a close with a festive Free dinner.
Locations for meals may change from week to week due to Hillel’s renovation project. Please check our calendar for weekly Shabbat locations and candle lighting times. Details will also be publicized in our weekly e-newsletter, sign up here if you don’t already receive it.
On Saturday mornings, students hold services on campus at 9:30 a.m. or may choose to go to local synagogues. Shabbat lunch each week is sponsored on a rotating basis by St. Louis Hillel, Chabad on Campus and Bais Abraham Congregation. Check our calendar for locations and other details. Find a local congregation here.
Celebrate Shabbat in your dorm room or apartment with friends with Hillel’s help FOR FREE. You will receive challah, grape juice and candles, plus prayer guides to start your own Shabbat tradition. Reserve online by Wednesday, pick up your package at Hillel on Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or have it delivered to your campus mailbox.
St. Louis Hillel strives to provide students with meaningful experiences that enrich their lives while in college and help you create an enduring commitment to a Jewish life in the years to come. Our “Do Your Own” initiative allows you to create your own traditions with friends by celebrating holidays in your dorm room or apartment. We also offer Rosh Hashanah-in-a-Box and Do Your Own Seder.
The St. Louis Community Eruv stretches around the University City Jewish community and includes the Washington University campus, allowing students to carry on Shabbat. For a full map of the Eruv, click here.