During Family Weekend (October 12-13) all members of the Brandeis family are invited to join us for Shabbat. Hillel hosts a full array of Shabbat meals and offers student-led services on both Friday evening and Saturday.

Register for Shabbat meals online or by phone at 781-736-3400. Shabbat Dinner is $36/adult; no charge for children under 12. Shabbat Lunch is $22/adult; no charge for children under 12. (Please call 781-736-3400 if you are registering for dinner with children under 12.)

Current students reserve and pay for their Friday and Saturday meals using their meal plan at go.brandeis.edu/Shabbat or at the cashier in Sherman dining hall.

Friday 10/12

Candle Lighting @ 5:49 pm

Shabbat Dinner @ 7:15 pm in Levin Ballroom (RSVP required)

Masorti (Conservative) Services @ 5:45 pm in Berlin Chapel

Reform Services @ 5:45 pm in Pearlman

Orthodox Services @ 5:45 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Oneg Shabbat @ 8:30 pm in International Lounge

Saturday 10/13

Shabbat Lunch @ 12:15 pm in Hassenfeld Conference Center (RSVP required)

Masorti (Conservative) Services @ 9 am in Berlin Chapel

Orthodox Services @ 9 am in Sherman Function Hall

Masroti and Reform “Havdallah Nashirah” @ 6:15 pm in Berlin Chapel

Orthodox Services @ 5:30 pm in Sherman Function Hall

Shabbat ends @ 6:48 pm

Featured Speaker: Meyer Koplow

Following Shabbat dinner, join us for a special Oneg Shabbat at around 8:30/8:45 pm in the International Lounge. The Oneg is a time to socialize and continue to celebrate Shabbat. This event is free and open to all members of the Brandeis family.

Our featured speaker at this year's Oneg is Meyer Koplow who will speak about "Observations From Four Days in the Palestinian Territories: Are We Rushing Toward One Binational State?"

Meyer Koplow '72 P'02 P'05 is the Chair of the University's Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of Brandeis Hillel. He is an executive partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, one of the world’s leading business law firms. He was previously the president of Young Israel of New Rochelle. He is the president of the Meyer G. and Ellen Goodstein Koplow Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the UJA Federation in New York. Koplow received his BA magna cum laude at Brandeis and his JD from New York University Law School in 1976.


Go here for a list of nearby accommodations.

Currently all rooms at the Lodge on campus are full.

Please note the following, as in the past some of this information has resulted in people deciding the Lodge does not meet their needs for the weekend: There only a few rooms at the Lodge. Some rooms can accommodate two people with one queen bed and other rooms have two twins. There is also a suite which can comfortably fit four people - two twins and a pull-out sofa. Standard rooms are $90/night and the suites are $120/night. For more information or for questions about the rooms, please visit the Lodge website.