Religious & Spiritual Life

Shabbat, Holidays, and Calendar

Shabbat


Our weekly Shabbat celebration is a staple of Rollins Hillel, in addition to celebrating the Jewish holidays.

Shabbat is a time to spend with family - and a time to take a break from the rest of the week. Dinner is FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Everyone is welcome to join our Hillel family for any of the following Shabbats or Holidays.    

On Friday nights we begin at 6:30pm in the Faculty Club with student led traditional Shabbat blessings. We hold a community Shabbat dinner, catered by Kosher Central, in the Faculty Club and anywhere from 20-45 students and community members on a weekly basis.

Holidays

For the High Holidays, Jewish students are welcomed by the community synagogues to participate in those services at no cost. The Hillel staff coordinates transportation to the various local synagogues. A break fast celebration is hosted by Hillel, following the end of Yom Kippur. 

Rollins Hillel also hosts and engaging and interactive Passover Seder every spring. It is a highlight of the semester! Be sure to look out for the addition of our chocolate Seder this year!

Event Calendar

August
8/31- Welcome Back Shabbat at Bieberbach-Reed, 6:30pm

September
9/4 - Tuesday Schmoozeday at The Think Tank: Chase Hall, 1-3pm
9/10-9/11 - Rosh HaShanna Services & Meals, 10am
9/14 - Shabbat Dinner at Bieberbach-Reed, 6:30pm
9/18 - Pre-Yom Kippur Fast Pizza Party at Mills Lawn, 12pm
9/19 - Yom Kippur Services at UCF Hillel (or local synagogue of your choice), 10am
9/19 - Yom Kippur Breakfast at The Faculty Club, 6:30pm
9/27 - Hookah in the Sukkah at Mills Lawn, 7pm
9/28 - Shabbat Dinner at Bieberbach-Reed, 6:30pm

October
10/2 - Volunteering with Kinneret at Kinneret Senior Housing, 5pm
10/5 - Shabbat @ The Pool at the Swindle Patio, 6:30pm
10/9 - Tuesday Schmoozeday at The Lucy Cross Center, 4pm
10/19 - Shabbat Dinner at Bieberbach-Reed, 6:30pm
10/23 - Abby Stein: From Rabbi to Trans Activist at The Bush Auditorium, 7pm
10/29 - Torah on Tap at Dave's Boathouse, 4pm

November
11/2 - Family Weekend Shabbat Dinner at Bieberbach-Reed, 6:30pm
11/6 - Tuesday Schmoozeday at The Lucy Cross Center, 4pm
11/13 - Challah Baking for Hunger at Pinehurst Cottage, 12pm
11/16 - Shabbat Dinner at Bieberbach-Reed, 6:30pm
11/30 - Shabbat Dinner at Bieberbach-Reed, 6:30pm

December
12/4 - Latkes on the Lawn at Mills Lawn, 12pm
12/10 - Pre-Finals Bagel Brunch, 11am