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Jewish Life

Shabbat Dinner on Friday Nights 

Every Friday night, Hillel hosts 50+ students for Shabbat dinner. Dinners have a variety of themes and guests, including Camp Kesem, Queer Shabbat, Soviet Shabbat, and many more. Our amazing Stanford Dining team prepares delicious kosher food for dinner, and the menus are designed in partnership with students planning that week’s Shabbat. Open to all current Stanford students. Current graduate students are invited to check out our monthly grad-only Shabbat dinner on the first Friday of the month. Current students are welcome to invite visiting family and friends to join them for Shabbat. RSVP at

Friday Night Services 

On Friday night, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services are held in the Taube Hillel House. Student-led, musical and soulful, this is one of the best hours of the week at Hillel. Don’t recognize the tunes? Please teach us yours. Don’t yet know how to lead? Let us know - we will teach you!  Open to all current Stanford students. Current students are welcome to invite visiting family and friends to join them for Shabbat.

Shabbat Morning Services

The Stanford Minyan meets every Shabbat and Yom Tov morning year-round for traditional orthodox services and are open to the community. A monthly traditional egalitarian minyan (conservative) meets monthly for current students; see our online calendar for dates. Services are always followed by lunch.

Stanford Minyan

Shabbat day (Saturday) we have Stanford Minyan, our long running Modern Orthodox community that is comprised of students, staff, and community members to who come together to daven/pray with a mechitzah (two way partition), read the weekly parsha/torah portion from our beautiful torahs, and then come together for a vegetarian dairy lunch. Students often spend their Shabbat afternoon at Hillel after which they come together again to enjoy Seudah Shilishit (dinner on Saturday) with one another. They sing traditional Shabbat songs (from our song books with transliteration as well as Hebrew) and then make Havdalah together. If you are interested in attending, learn more here

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