Semester Events

Shalom! Here at Wellesley we have a vibrant Jewish community with many ways to engage our hearts, minds, and souls.

We come together for communal Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Jewish learning, cultural events, and to connect with the wider Jewish community. We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events!

Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20th
6:30-7:30pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah service - Multifaith Center

Thursday, September 21st
10:00am-12:30pm - Rosh Hashanah morning service - Multifaith Center
12:30-1:30pm - Kiddush & Lunch - Multifaith Center
4:30-5:15pm - Tashlich - Green Beach

Friday, September 22nd
6:00-7:00pm - Shabbat Services - Multifaith Center
7:00-8:00pm - Shabbat Dinner - Multifaith Center

Yom Kippur

Friday, September 29th
6:00-7:30pm - Kol Nidre - Multifaith Center

Saturday, September 30th
10:00am-1:00pm - Yom Kippur Morning Service - Multifaith Center
3:00-5:00pm - Afternoon Learning Session - Multifaith Center
5:45-7:15pm - Yizkor (Memorial) Service, followed by Neilah (Concluding) Service - Multifaith Center
7:15-7:30pm - Break the Fast reception - Multifaith Center
7:15-8:45pm - Break the Fast Meal (Students Only) - Hillel Lounge

For attendees outside of the campus community, the cost is $54 per person per holiday. Please contact Deryn Harbin at for tickets or call 781-283-3974

2017 Fall Events

More than 20 students gathered to make mezzuzot at Orientation. They celebrated Simchat Torah with other colleges at Cambridge's Tremont Street Shul. Faculty and students enjoyed another Shabbat at President Johnson's home. Students held a challah baking event at Lake House. First-year students were matched with upper-class mentors before a bagel brunch. Students attended a mixer with MIT's AEPi fraternity. They were encouraged to learn about Birthright at an ice cream event. In November, Hillel welcomed the Guy Mendflow Ensemble, which specializes in lost Sephardic music, to campus for a master class and concert.


1: Friday Night Shabat

3: Soulful Sunday - Mezzuzah Making

10: Welcome Back Bagel Brunch

20-22: Rosh Hashana (Evening Service & Morning Service)

30: Yom Kippur and Break the Fast


4: Sukkot

4-11: Sukkah is on the lawn

5: Lunch

6: Special Shabbat Service

13: Simchat Torah Wellesley Friends and Family/Shabbat/Simchat Torah Service

15: Bagel Brunch


12: Bagel Brunch

29: Guy Mendilow Ensemble


10: Latke Making at Dean Tenser's

2018 Spring Events

Check back soon for spring events!