Shabbat and Jewish Holidays

Coming together as a community to celebrate Shabbat and Jewish Holidays is one of the many things that makes UW Hillel such a special place to be. UW Hillel welcomes students, faculty, staff, family, and community members to join us for dinner and services on Fridays, as well as on a number of Jewish Holidays throughout the year. 


Celebrating Shabbat at UW Hillel offers a unique opportunity to bring together many members of the community, fostering a warm, communal atmosphere.

Every week, about 150 students join together at Hillel for Reform or Ramah Style student-led Shabbat services, followed by a Free Shabbat meal. Dinner is served at the UW Hillel, Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life at 611 Langdon St., by Adamah Neighborhood Table. RSVP is preferred. Walk-ins are allowed, but they are limited to food availability.

Friday night dinners are FREE for students due to the generous support from our parents and alumni. To support this program, click here, or contact Greg Steinberger, Executive Director for more information. 


6:00 PM Reform and Ramah Style Services
7:00 PM Shabbat Dinner

Jewish Holidays and Celebrations

UW Hillel runs a full program of services and meals for the High Holidays, Passover, and other festivals and holidays.


During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Hillel hosts Reform and Ramah Style services plus special holiday meals.


During Sukkot, we build 2 Sukkot: on the roof and on the front porch, and offer a full range of holiday programming.


Chanukah is a celebratory time for all of our students. We offer evening menorah lighting and Chanukah celebrations.


During Passover, we offer Seders, holiday programming, and Kosher for Passover meals. All Kosher Catering is provided by Adamah Neighborhood Table

Looking for more information? Click the buttons below to find out more about what we offer for each holiday!

University of Wisconsin Hillel - The Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life

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