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Do you need a Chanukah Menorah or candles in preparation for Chanukah? Stop by Hillel during business hours to pick up your supplies! Free for MIT students.

Lighting Candles in the Dorms

While candles are not usually MIT approved, for religious purposes they do make exceptions. Here is the safety plan you must follow if you want to light candles on campus.

If you want to plan a Chanukah candle lighting in your dorm/FSILG or for another tight knit group, Hillel has resources to help!

-Step by step planning guide,
-Menorah and Candles
-Dreidels and Gelt
-Suggestions for where to obtain Latkes and Sufganiot, plus money to reimburse your effort to provide a celebration for your friends
-Recipes if you want to get ambitious and make them on your own

Contact us at or fill out the JIY Chanukah form here.

  • 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...

MIT Hillel

Phone: 617-253-2982

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

40 Massachusetts Ave, Building W11
Cambridge, MA 02139

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