Orthodox Minyan at Harvard Hillel

About the Minyan

The Harvard Hillel Orthodox Minyan bring together undergraduates, graduate students, and local community members in a vibrant community. We hold services twice every day, all year long, and provide kiddush and seudah shilishit (third meal) on Shabbat. The minyan encourages broad participation in davening (prayer) and leining (reading Torah), so please contact our gabbaim if you're interested in leading or just improving your skills.

For information about minyan times, to sign up for minyan, and to check its status, click here.

Co-Chairs: Rachael Susser and David Schwerdt
Rabbi: Dani Passow
Vice Chair for Social Programming: Jordi Goodman
Co-Vice Chairs for Education: Mike Frank and Corey Gold
Vice Chair for Ritual Administration: Talia Weisberg

Home Hospitality

Hachnasat Orchim, welcoming guests, is an attribute highly valued by our minyan. Many members of our minyan welcome the opportunity to host guests at our Shabbat and holiday meals. We can also arrange overnight stays. If you would like to accept or extend an invitation to a Shabbat or holiday meal, please contact Shoshana Rosenberg.

Tzedakah (Charity) Committee

Tzedakah, charity, is an important Jewish value. The tzedakah committee is responsible for collecting and distributing tzedakah. Jerry Zuriff chairs the committee. The tzedakah box is located in the back of Beren at all services, except on Shabbat and holidays.

Kiddush and Seudah Shilishit

Kiddush after services on Shabbat morning and Seudah Shilishit after mincha on Shabbat afternoon are entirely funded by contributions from minyan goers. If you'd like to sponsor a kiddush, shop for kiddush, or join the kiddush set-up and clean-up crew, please contact Kiddush Coordinator Mike Frank. If you'd like to sponsor Seudah Shilishit on a particular Shabbat, shop for Seudah Shilishit, or in any other way help out, please email harvardthirdmeal@gmail.com and CC the coordinator, Hannah Saal '17.

North Charles Community Eruv

Harvard Hillel is located within the bounds of the North Charles Community Eruv (NCCE). The NCCE is a community organization always in need of your financial and volunteer support. You can get more information about the eruv, including a map of the boundaries and a weekly status update, at www.nceruv.org.