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.

Welcome to Hillel at The Claremont Colleges

Join us for Welcome (Back) Events in August 2014!

WELCOME BACK BAGEL AND LOX BONANZA — Monday, September 1st — 11:00am to 1-ish pm at McAlister Center
Celebrate the new semester, meet students from Hillel, tie dye, eat yummy bagels, lox and all kinds of wonderful toppings!

WELCOME BACK SHABBAT — Friday, September 5th, 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 5775
Full schedule of services and meals available through Hillel Office

Selichot--Havdalah and Shofar Blowing Under the Stars--Saturday evening, September 20th--place TBA

Rosh Hashanah* — begins Wednesday evening, Sept. 24th through Friday, September 26th

Wed, September 24th
5:30pm, Festival Meal, Hampton Room, Scripps (RSVP helpful, all are welcome!)
7:00pm, Evening Services, Balch Auditorium, Scripps
Thursday, September 25th
10:00am —Morning Services, Balch, Kiddush and Tashlich following services
Friday, September 26th
10:00am — Morning Services, Kiddush following services

Yom Kippur — begins Friday evening, October 3rd through Saturday evening, October 4th

Friday, October 3rd
5:00pm — Pre-Fast Meal, Hampton Room, Scripps
7:00pm — Kol Nidrei Services, Balch, Scripps
Saturday, October 4th
10:00am — Morning Services, Balch
Services continue throughout the day
6:30pm — Ne’ilah
Approximately 7:30pm — Break-the-Fast, Hampton Room (RSVPS required)
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.5th
Welcome Back Shabbat (McAlister Center)
Friday, Sept. 12th Bring a new friend Shabbat
Friday, Sept. 19th FYSH Shabbat
Friday, Sept. 26th Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, Oct. 3rd
Pre-Fast Shabbat Dinner (at Hampton Room)
Friday, Oct. 10th
Sukkot Shabbat (Sushi in the Sukkah)
Friday, Oct 17th
Simchat Torah Shabbat

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