Welcome to Hillel at the Claremont Colleges!

We strive to build a close-knit community among Jewish college students and we invite you to explore the expansive Jewish life at the Claremont Colleges. Events are open to students, faculty, and staff as well as to residents of the surrounding community. We include people of all backgrounds, experiences, political views, and identities.

Join us for Welcome (Back) Events in August 2015!

WELCOME BACK BAGEL AND LOX BONANZA — Monday, August 31st — 11:00am to 1-ish pm at McAlister Center
Celebrate the new semester, meet students from Hillel, eat yummy bagels, lox and all the kinds of wonderful toppings!  Plus all your favorite Jewish camp activities!

WELCOME BACK SHABBAT — Friday, September 4th, McAlister Center
Services: 5:30pm (led by students)
Dinner: 6:30pm (RSVPS helpful!)

Relax at the end of the first busy week with great singing, delicious food and new friends!

High Holy Days 5776
Full schedule of services and meals will be posted in the Fall

Rosh Hashanah* — begins Sunday evening, Sept. 13th through Wednesday, September 15th

Sunday, September 13th
5:30pm, Festival Meal, Hampton Room, Scripps (RSVP helpful, all are welcome!)
7:00pm, Evening Services, Balch Auditorium, Scripps
Monday, September 14th
10:00am —Morning Services, Balch, Kiddush and Tashlich following services
Tuesday, September 15th
10:00am — Morning Services, Kiddush following services

Yom Kippur — begins Tuesday evening, September 22nd through Wednesday evening, September 23rd

Tuesday, September 22nd
5:00pm — Pre-Fast Meal, Hampton Room, Scripps
7:00pm — Kol Nidrei Services, Balch, Scripps
Wednesday, September 23rd
10:00am — Morning Services, Balch
Services continue throughout the day
6:30pm — Ne’ilah
Approximately 7:30pm — Break-the-Fast, Hampton Room (RSVP appreciated)
For Holy Day meal RSVPS, please contact Dawn Bunch.   Meal cards numbers are very helpful and RSVPS help us assure we can provide plenty of food for everyone!

* Please note it is important to talk with your faculty member in advance to arrange for any make-up work if you will be missing class for observances of the holy days. 


Weekly Shabbat Dinners and Services
Friday, Sept.4th Welcome Back Shabbat (McAlister Center)
Friday, Sept. 11th FYSH Shabbat Dinner
Friday, Sept. 18th Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, Sept. 25th Tzedek Shabbat

Most services at 5:30pm and Shabbat Dinner at 6:30pm. RSVP and more info at claremonthillel@gmail.com.