What’s better than a night to chill out with your friends?

Honestly, nothing. That’s why we love Shabbat. We are busy people. We have a million things on our to-do lists, homework to do, parties to attend – you know the drill. What’s missing from all that is the chance to  s l o w.  i t.  d o w n.

Friday nights are for you. Join us every week at 6:30 as we welcome our community to sit back & relax. Dinner is served following a moment of zen.


Want to partner with us to host a Friday night? Does your organization have an excellent philanthropy to promote? Know a cool speaker we should invite? Email Emily or Liora!


🛠️  BYOF: Build Your Own Friday Night 🛠️

Let us introduce you to Homestyle Shabbat…

Who: you & your crew

What: creating meaningful space on a Friday night

Where: in your dorm, apartment, common room, etc.*

When: you pick — we are offering opportunities once a month

  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8

How: by clicking here

* You’re thinking: “But I don’t have enough room” or “I don’t have a table for enough people.”

We’ve seen this before… not to worry. Some of the best Friday nights happen on the couch, in a circle on the floor, outside on the grass. You get it. Let’s dream big, people.


What’s the catch? Literally nothing. This is your chance to create the Friday night experience you and your friends are craving. We’re here to help.

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Holidays at Hillel

We know students can’t always make it home for holidays that fall within the school year.  Thus, while we may not be able to exactly replicate Bubbe’s matza ball soup, we still aim to create a warm vibe to support all as they grow into their own Jewish identities as adults.  For all holidays that fall within the school year, Hillel is here to provide all you need – whether a Rosh Hashanah service, Purim megillah reading, or Passover seder.

Check back throughout the year for specific holiday info!

Want to help shape Shabbat or holidays at GW?  Email Leana, our Shabbat & Spirituality Chair.

Prayer Groups (Minyanim)


Kesher (Reform) at GW is dedicated to building an environment in which Reform Jews may feel comfortable exploring their relationship with Judaism.  More than just a religious community, Kesher offers a variety of cultural, social, and educational events so that students may generate a more holistic Jewish experience in college.


KOACH (Conservative) is the Conservative Jewish group on campus helping to provide a meaningful Jewish experience for college students at GW.  Join our weekly Shabbat services and other engaging programming to help create a welcoming environment on campus.