Shabbat at Berkeley Hillel

Aug 30: Welcome Shabbat
Sep 6: Hillel Shabbat
Sep 13: Shabbat Under the Stars
Sep 20: Hillel Shabbat
Sep 27:  Friday Night Lights  Shabbat
Oct 4: Hillel Shabbat
Oct 11: Hillel Shabbat
Oct 18: Homecoming  Shabbat
Oct 25: Shabbat Across Berkeley!
Nov 1: Hillel Shabbat
Nov 8: PRIDE Shabbat
Nov 15:  Hillel Shabbat
Nov 22: Shabbat Across Berkeley!
Nov 29: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 6: Hillel Shabbat
Dec 13: RRR Week Shabbat


Shabbat at Berkeley Hillel

Shabbat at Berkeley Hillel is pluralistic, welcoming, and spirited. We invite you to come as you are, and join in any part of the evening.
6:00pm: Candle-lighting
6:15pm: Join one of two minyanim (service) options to celebrate Shabbat with song and community.


Lapan Service with Molly — This soulful service weaves together prayer  with uplifting melodies (no instruments, but lots of singing & music!). The focus is mainly on the joyful “kabbalat shabbat” prayers. It will be held on the first floor in the Lapan room.

Beit Midrash Service with Micah–  The Beit Midrash Shabbat Service at Hillel will be held in our beautiful Beit Midrash Room (“House of Study”). Micah will lead the group in a collection of prayers and songs in both Hebrew and in English. There will be instruments, including guitar, ukulele, and hand drums!

7:00pm: Shabbat Dinner cooked by a team of students! The meal is kosher and free of charge for students. No RSVP necessary!

If you have any questions or ideas for Shabbat, contact

Do you love to cook?

Help create our delicious family-style dinner every week with the kitchen interns on Friday, anytime between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Email Emily at if you have any questions about volunteering to cook.