Religious Life On Campus

Religious Life On Campus ImageThere are both ritual and culturally oriented religious programs on campus. Our student run Hillel is very active in promoting social and cultural events, from weekly Shabbat services and dinners to hosting an annual Chanukah party and decorating the Sukkah. Our residential campus is also equipped with at least 2 campus Rabbis (Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies students) who help to facilitate these programs in team with the student leaders and in response to student requests.

An egalitarian and traditional Jewish minyan (prayer service) is regularly held during morning and afternoon hours in the Sara and Simcha Lainer Beit Midrash (house of study) which can be found on the second floor balcony.. Prayer services are facilitated by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and are open to the entire student population, for students to participate in and lead. Minyan is available Monday-Thursday (see hours below) and holds a regular Torah Service. On Thursday afternoons, Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Rector and Chair of the Philosophy department, provides a brief teaching on the weekday prayers. Services also accomodate for any Jewish holiday that does not require that the university close; e.g the 10 Days of Repentance, the intermediate days of Sukkot, Chanukah, or Rosh Chodesh (beginning of the Jewish month). Occasionally, the Beit Midrash will also accomodate a kiddush (small festive snack) for celebrations for it's community members.


Minyan Hours

Mondays 7:15am
Tuesday 7:30am
Wednesdays 7:30am
Thursdays 7:15am