Shabbat Cooks

Shabbat is a highlight at Hillel each week. Students from our five campuses, recent alumni, and young adults from the community gather at Hillel for to celebrate their Jewish connection and and enjoy a meal free of charge. We endeavor to keep all of Hillel’s programs free so as to alleviate any financial barriers to engaging with Jewish life and community.

Community members volunteer to cook Shabbat Dinners for the students almost every week for which we are grateful. However, we do not have cooks for every Shabbat. Your generous gift will enable us to provide a warm Shabbat meal for the students on the Fridays where we have no cooks.

Funding will enable us to bring in high level programs that engage and inspire the students to connect with Hillel and the concept of Shabbat celebration. It will also fund delicious kosher catered meals.  Programming will focus on the three main areas of the initiative’s strategies:  promoting Jewish arts and culture, advancing Jewish knowledge, ideas, and values, and strengthening the global Jewish community.