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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.

With all of our holidays, and with Shabbat, we encourage and support students in leading their own meals, rituals, discussions, and more. 

 

  • JIY COVID-19 Style Check out our updated guide for JIY during a pandemic. ~~~~~ Hillel’s goal is not necessarily that you come to Hillel. Hillel’s goal is that you have satisfying Jewish experiences...
  • 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...
  • Supplies 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...
  • 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...
  • MIT Hillel builds a communal sukkah on Kresge Oval, and holds multiple events in it every year.
  • If you a current MIT student and want to partake in Hillel's Passover offerings, please fill out this form by Thursday, March 18, 11:59pm ET. This form allows you to sign up for the following...
  • Purim is a joyous community holiday. Please visit our Facebook page for more Purim programming! Megillah Reading MIT Hillel sponsors a Megillah reading for the entire student community. The combined...
  • Now more than ever it is critical for us to hear the live testimonies of remaining Holocaust survivors, both to honor the memories of the 6 million who perished and to remind us of the importance of...
  • 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...

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

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

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Cambridge, MA 02139

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