Kosher Dining

Thanks to our partners in Harvard University Dining Services, Harvard Hillel's Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold Kosher Dining Hall serves some of the most beloved food on the Harvard campus!

Kosher dining at Harvard Hillel
Students enjoying a special meal in the Ben-Zion Gold Dining Hall at our First-Year Faulty Dinner during Harvard's Orientation.


Meal Schedule

Dinner is served nightly, Sunday through Thursday during the academic school year from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and is available to all students on Harvard's undergraduate meal plan. In addition, weekly Friday Shabbat dinners and Saturday Shabbat lunches are also served.

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 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

Other Kosher Dining Options at Harvard for Undergrads

Harvard Hillel is not your only option for kosher food at Harvard. Every Harvard dining hall has a Kosher Corner which, upon request, includes frozen meals, cold cuts, cheeses, tuna fish, etc., as well as a kosher microwave. 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 (you must order a lunch with a paper form at dinner at Hillel the day before.)

Harvard Graduate Students

Harvard Hillel hosts Graduate Student Shabbat Dinners monthly during the academic year, free of charge for all registered Harvard graduate students.  Contact Emily Rogal, Graduate Community Advisor, for more information.

Our special "Cheap Eats for Grads" dining rates are available each Wednesday and Saturday during the academic year. Cheap Eats rates are: $5.00 for registered Harvard graduate students and $7.00 for spouses, significant others, and children of graduate students (children 3 and under are free).

Outside of "Cheap Eats", our regular rates for Harvard graduate students are:

  • Shabbat and Holiday Meals: $25.00
  • Weekday Meals: $23.00
  • Passover Seders: $32.00

During weekday meals, pay at the door using cash, personal check, Crimson Cash, or approved Harvard meal plan.  For Shabbat meals, please pay and reserve in advance. If you have any questions about dining at Harvard Hillel, please email Linda Mulligan or call 617-495-4695.

*No Cheap Eats during Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Sukkot, or Passover.

Community and Non-Harvard Students

The dining hall is open to the community and students from other schools.  Reservations are not required for dinner Sunday through Thursday.  Please pay the meal checker at the entrance to the dining hall.  Credit cards are not accepted.  Shabbat and Holiday meals require reservations and prepayment.  Master Card and Visa accepted for Shabbat and Holiday meals. Please contact Linda Mulligan or 617-495-4695 to reserve.

  • Weekday Dinner: $26.50
  • Shabbat Meals and Holiday Meals:  $27.00
  • Passover Seders: $35.00


  • 3 Years and Under:  FREE
  • 4–12 Years: $10.50
  • 13 and Over:  Community Rates