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Holidays

The Jewish calendar marks special times of the week, month, and year, and our calendar includes a uniquely ‘MIT’ take on Jewish holidays. Alongside traditional services and meals for Shabbat and holidays, we also pit Purim against Hanukkah with a ‘Latke vs Hamentaschen Debate’, celebrate Israeli Independence Day with a very-scientific approach to Hummus, consider the neurological effects of playing dreidel, and honor Purim with the mysterious Shushan Associates.

  • Shabbat is an important time for MIT’s Jews to get together. Students reconnect around dinner time for hors d’oeuvres and conversation, to hear from the student board what to expect in coming weeks,...
  • Whether a person is religious or not, Rosh Hashanah is a useful day to take stock. Though every moment is a moment that stands between the past and the future, there are some moments when we become...
  • MIT Hillel's one-of-a-kind test tube menorah was born out of the unique MIT Hillel spirit of connecting MIT's passion for science and technology with Judaism. This particular menorah dates back to...
  • An annual MIT tradition since 2003 and an occasional tradition before that, each team of prominent scholars presents an argument in favor of their respective food. Following the debate, votes are...
  • APRIL 10-18, 2017 CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH FRIENDS AND FOOD. A full-participation seder will be available on both the first and second night. These seders and the meals that take place in W11...
  • Purim is a joyous community holiday. Check out the many opportunities through the MIT Jewish community:   Megillah Reading Wed 3/4 6:30pm in W11 Thurs 3/5 8:30am in W11 Hosted by MIT Orthodox Minyan...
  • For Yom HaShoa 2015, Anna Ornstein shared her story of survival and answered questions from members of the MIT Comminuty. The video is available here.
  • The MIT Hummus Experience began in 2008. It's a celebration of creativity and all things hummus. Teams create their own flavors and are judged by the entire MIT community. In conjunction with the...

MIT Hillel

Phone: 617-253-2982
Email: hillel@mit.edu

MIT Hillel
Muriel and Norman B. Leventhal
Center for Jewish Life

40 Massachusetts Ave, Building W11
Cambridge, MA 02139

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