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.
Shabbat Every Week —
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.
|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
|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.