New Student Shabbat Fall 2023

Join on August 18th for a special New Student Shabbat and begin to make Berkeley Hillel your Jewish home at Cal! Take time to unplug from the week and plug into mindfulness.

Please RSVP for Shabbat with our Hillel Texting system! Text “SHALOM” to 510-650-1390 and fill out the few follow-up questions. It’ll take less than 2 minutes! This is required to join certain events such as Shabbats and our weekly Jewish Community BBQ. After you are registered, text “SHABBAT” to RSVP for the New Student Shabbat. 

6:00 – Community Candle Lighting
Every week, join Hillel staff in the lobby as we transition into Shabbat with candle lighting and intention-setting. Candles will also be available all evening for you to light on your time.

6:15 – Kabbalat Shabbat, Kiddush, and Shabbat Dinner 
Come together in song, meditation, and prayer to welcome Shabbat with your Berkeley Hillel community. Berkeley Hillel Minyan is a joyful prayer space that incorporates songs and traditions from various Jewish practices. And after services, there’s always a place at our Shabbat table! Join us in the auditorium for Kiddush and motzi (blessing over the bread), followed by a home-cooked Shabbat dinner. Come for the yummy food, stay for the company and holy Shabbat vibes!