Shabbat at Maryland is a unique experience bringing all religious communities together in an open and welcoming environment. Over 450 students gather weekly for student-led Friday night services, beginning at 6:30 pm, with Reform, Conservative, Orthodox Carlebach-style and traditional Orthodox options. On Shabbat morning we offer Conservative and Orthodox services at 9:30am followed by Kiddush.
More than 200 students come together for Shabbat dinner following services each week. FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS ARE FREE TO STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS!
If you have any special dietary needs or requests for a particular shabbat, please register and reserve Shabbat meals online HERE
Throughout the semester, there are Onegs, classes, scholars-in-residence, visiting rabbis, and other special Shabbat activities. Annual Shabbat programs include:
-Unity Shabbat: Conservative, Orthodox and Reform rabbis spend Shabbat together on campus to dialogue about diversity and pluralism
-Gorlin Family Shabbat Across Maryland (SHABAM): Host or attend a Shabbat Dinner as a part of Maryland Hillel’s Gorlin Family Shabbat Across Maryland. Be a part of celebrating Shabbat with over 1000 of your fellow Jewish Terps. SHABAM is the 1 night of the semester when every single Jewish person on campus has a place to go for Shabbat dinner. Hillel will help with the food and Shabbat atmosphere; you bring your friends and peers.
Check out this video from SHABAM 2012!