Kosher Dining

Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold Dining Hall

The Harvard Hillel dining hall serves delicious Glatt Kosher meals and is located right in Harvard Hillel.

Meal Schedule 

Dinner is served nightly, Sunday through Thursday during the academic school year from 5 to 7 pm and is available to all students on Harvard's meal plan.  In addition, weekly Friday Shabbat dinners  and Saturday Shabbat lunches  at 12:00 pm are also served (check website calendar for Friday Shabbat meal times).   Please note: During the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Sukkot and Passover, the Hillel dining hall will additionally be open daily for lunch from 12-2 PM.

Kosher catering through Harvard University Dining Services is also available.

If you have any questions about dining at Harvard Hillel, please email Linda Mulligan at

Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.

Other Kosher Options at Harvard

The Hillel dining hall is not your only option for kosher dining at Harvard.

Every Harvard dining hall has a Kosher Corner, which includes frozen meals, cold cuts, cheeses, tuna fish, etc, as well as a kosher microwave and toaster oven.

Furthermore, much of the food in the dining halls is certified kosher, including many breakfast cereals, an extensive salad bar, many breads, fresh fruit, and beverages.

Hillel also provides bag lunches for pickup in Loker Commons at the Fly-By area. (You must order a lunch with a paper form at dinner at Hillel the day before.)

If You're Not On the Harvard Meal Plan...

Harvard Graduate Students, Spouses, Significant Others, and Children

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  • Shabbat and Holiday Meals: $19.00
  • Weekday Meals: $18.00
  • Cheap Eats for Grads - No Cheap Eats during Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Sukkot, or Passover.
    • Every Wednesday
      • $5.00 for Harvard grad students and $7 for spouse, significant others, and children of Harvard grad student (children 3 and under are free)
      • Pay at the door using cash, personal check, crimson cash , or approved Harvard meal plan.  
    • Every Saturday for Shabbat Lunch
      • Reservation and pre-payment due no later than 12:00pm on Friday using following method.
        • Credit card or crimson cash
        • contact Linda Mulligan (617-495-4695 ext 221) no later than 12:00pm on Friday - $5.00 for Harvard grad student and $7 for Harvard grad family (spouse, significant other, children)

Community and Non-Harvard Students

  • Shabbat and Holiday Meals: $21.00
    • Reservation and pre-payment due no later than 12:00pm on Friday.
    • Contact Linda Mulligan (617-495-4695 ext 221) to reserve and pre-pay with credit card.
  • Weekday Meals: $20.50
    • Pay at the door using cash or personal check
    • No reservations required


  • 3 years and under: FREE
  • 4 years through 12 years: $8.00
  • 13 years and over: community rates


Dining for Prospective Students

If you are a registered visiting prospective student at Harvard College, your meals at Hillel, as at any of Harvard's dining halls, are free. Contact the Admissions Office to arrange for your meal tickets. For weekday meals, bring one of your tickets with you and give it to the Dining Hall checker when you come to eat. For Shabbat meals, please sign up with Linda Mulligan at the front desk linda@hillel and drop off one of your meal tickets to her by 12:00 noon on Friday.