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Do you need a Chanukah Menorah or candles in preparation for Chanukah? Complete this Care Package Form and stop by the Hillel table in Stata on November 29 and November 30 between 10am - 3pm 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

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Ugly Sweater Hanukkah Party

It's what we've been waiting for all year: Join Hillel for our FIRST EVER Ugly Sweater Hanukkah Party specifically for Jews from interfaith families or in interfaith relationships (partners welcome!). Wear a Christmas sweater, Hanukkah sweater, or for bonus points, some ugly combo. Latkes and sufganiyot will be served.

Monday, 12/11 at 7pm


HarvardxMIT Light up the Night GradHillel Hanukkah Party

Join MIT and Harvard Hillels for a glow in the dark grad student mixer on Saturday, December 9, featuring your favorite fried Hanukkah foods, a DJ to dance the night away, a photographer to capture the memories, and a chance to meet Jewish graduate student peers from your favorite Cambridge rival.

Please RSVP by Sunday, December 3 so we can estimate the appropriate amount of food to order.

Test Tub Menorah Lighting
Wednesday, 12/13 at 5pm


  • 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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