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Shabbat and Holidays

Shabbat
High Holidays
Sukkot
Passover

Shabbat

Preparing for Challah-Ween Shabbat

Every week, Vanderbilt Hillel offers student-run Shabbat services and a free, kosher Shabbat dinner. Unless otherwise stated, services are at 5:30pm and dinner is at 6:30pm. It is the highlight of the week and all students are encouraged to join us.

We are grateful for the support from the National Council of Jewish Women, Nashville Section for helping us offer free Shabbat meals to students on Vanderbilt’s campus.

National Council of Jewish Women-Nashville Section

 

High Holidays

Getting the Word Out for High Holidays

Vanderbilt Hillel holds Reform and Conservative services for both Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, and meals throughout the High Holidays. In addition to traditional, full-length High Holiday services, Vanderbilt Hillel offers High Holiday Express. High Holiday Express has been specifically designed to accommodate Vanderbilt’s academic pressures. Our express services provide the full service experience, excluding the Torah service. Students are also encouraged to attend Hillel’s Torah service during the lunch hour.

Special to our campus is our program, Ringing in the Rosh: Your All Inclusive Rosh HaShanah Dinner Experience both nights of Rosh HaShanah. Ringing in the Rosh combines Rosh HaShanah services and dinner into a unified experience. We hope you will choose to join us one or both nights. To register for Ringing in the Rosh, please click here.

Please click here to access schedule and registration information for 2016 High Holidays.

Questions? Contact Zoe Kress at zoe.kress@vanderbilt.edu.

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Sukkot

Enjoying smoothies in the sukkah at Commons

Vanderbilt Hillel celebrates Sukkot every year in a campus-wide celebration.

Make sure to check out both our Sukkah behind our building as well as the one outside the Commons Center.

Events for Sukkot have included decorating each sukkah, Pizza in the Hut, Smoothies in the Sukkah, and lunch and learn discussions throughout the week.

When it’s Sukkot, we try to spend as much time as we can outside in the sukkah, no matter the weather.

 

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Passover

FYSH and Friends Seder

Every year, Vanderbilt Hillel hosts multiple student-run seders, and provides kosher-for-Passover meals throughout the week.

Past Seders have included: FYSH (first year students at Hillel), Seniors, Grad Students, Israel, Musical, Greek, Seder Against Humanity

Click here for Passover 2016 information.

Questions? Contact Zoe Kress at zoe.kress@vanderbilt.edu.