Shabbat at Berkeley Hillel


Jan 24:  Welcome Back Shabbat!

Jan 31: Hillel Shabbat

Feb 7: Environmental Shabbat

Feb 14: Hillel Shabbat

Feb 21: Hillel Shabbat

Feb 28: Hunger Awareness Shabbat

March 6:  Shabbat Across Berkeley!

March 13: Marla Bennett z”l Shabbat

March 20: Spring Break

March 27: Spring Break

April 3: Bread-Heavy Shabbat

April 10: Passover Shabbat

April 17:  Shabbat Under the Stars

April 24:  Faculty Shabbat

May 1: Senior Shabbat

May 8: 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.