Sponsor a Shabbat

At Rutgers Hillel

Rutgers Hillel brings the Shabbat experience to another level. Join our table, kick back, relax, and feel at home with Rutgers Hillel.  From our home-made challah, to our wine and delicious dinners, be a part of our family!

This defines the Shabbat program at Rutgers Hillel – our strongest, most attended student program, averaging between 400-500 students each week. The Shabbat experience has a way of connecting Jewish students on campus, offering a sense of community; expression of Jewish values; and an outlet for independent, interactive exploration of Jewish practice across a diverse, vibrant spectrum.

Our goal for Hillel’s Shabbat program is to provide varying opportunities to engage with, explore and celebrate Shabbat together as a campus family. We offer student-led services that are optional and open to all. Immediately following services, all students are invited to join us for a gourmet kosher dinner, prepared by our own In house Bistro 70, which is Star K, Each week, a student group of Rutgers Hillel “hosts” Shabbat – announcing their upcoming events, serving dinner to student attendees and preparing a Friday Night Learning opportunity for students after dinner.

SPONSORING A SHABBAT:

Annually, our Shabbat expenses are $312,000. To help support this program, keep it free for all students, generous parents, alumni, community supporters, and organizations will often Sponsor specific Shabbat events.

  • The $10,000 Sponsorship Level covers a full Shabbat for 400 students
  • The $5,000 Sponsorship Level covers a Shabbat for 200 students
  • The $2,500 Sponsorship Level covers a Shabbat for 100 students
  • The $1,800 Sponsorship Level covers a Shabbat for 72 students
  • The $750 Sponsorship Level covers a Shabbat for 1 student for a full year

We would love your support in sponsoring a Shabbat dinner.  With your sponsorship, we can lay the foundation to build a strong a connected Jewish community of students at Rutgers University.

Please contact Michael Zimmerman at Michael@rutgershillel.org or 732 545-2407 ext 27 to make a meaningful sponsorship to Rutgers Hilllel and our Shabbat Dinner Program.

SHABBAT EVENT/DATE OPPORTUNITIES:

For this academic year, below is a small sample of Shabbat Sponsorship opportunities available:

SHABBAT EVENT/DATE OPPORTUNITIES:

For this academic year, below is a small sample of Shabbat Sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Sukkot Shabbat
  • Chanukah Shabbat
  • Purim Shabbat
  • Homecoming Shabbat
  • Parents Weekend Shabbat
  • University & Faculty Shabbat
  • Women’s Shabbat
  • LGBTQ and Allies Shabbat
  • Israeli Shabbat

STUDENT GROUP HOSTS TO PARTNER WITH:

Reform Movement                     Ramapo/MSU/FDU

Conservative Movement            Mishelanu

Orthodox Movement                  Sephardi

Kol Halayla   Russian Jewish Club

LGBTQ/JAQS   Shem Theatre Company

Greek Life   The David Project

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