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.

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Students please complete our 2016–2017 registration form to keep in touch.
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Neighbors, Friends — update contact info here

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Every Week — RSVP
Every Friday Night — 5:30pm — McAlister Center

Join Claremont Hillel for Shabbat with Jewish Students from all seven colleges. Reform and Conservative services will begin at 5:30. We will have a homemade Kosher Shabbat Dinner at 6:30pm, with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Please RSVP online.

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

High Holy Days 5777

RSVP online required for all services and meals.

Rosh Hashanah
First Night —
Sunday, Oct. 2nd
5: 30pm — Festival Meal — Hampton Room, Scripps College
7:00pm — Evening Services — Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
First Day —
Monday, Oct. 3rd
10:00am — Morning Services — Balch Auditorium followed by Kiddush at McAlister Center and Tashlich* (Seal Court)
*Tashlich is the ritual of throwing bread crumbs representing our errors into a body of water; we will meet at Seal Court at Scripps following Kiddush
Second Day —
Tuesday, Oct. 4th
10:00am — Morning Services — Kiddush following at McAlister Center
Yom Kippur
Tuesday, Oct. 11th
— Kol Nidrei
5:30pm — Pre-Fast Meal — Hampton Room, Scripps College (please get food at Malott Commons and join together upstairs in the Hampton Room)
7:00pm — Kol Nidrei — Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College
Wednesday, Oct. 12 — Yom Kippur Day — Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College
10:00am — Morning Services
4:15pm — Afternoon Services
5:15pm — Yizkor
6:00pm — Ne’ilah
7:00pm — Break-the-Fast in the Hampton Room, Scripps College

Please contact Rabbi Danny Shapiro for assistance arranging additional holiday meals or alternative services.

Excused Absences for Religious Observance — Students are generally excused from class for religious observance; however, it is the student’s responsibility to talk with their professor in advance and arrange for any make-up work. If you have questions or would like to participate in please contact Rabbi Danny Shapiro.