Shabbat Sponsorship

A highlight of our program, and Jewish tradition, is the weekly Shabbat experience. Each Friday evening, students gather from across campus for Shabbat at Penn State Hillel. Shabbat at Hillel empowers students to build a long lasting commitment to Jewish life through, community, Shabbat ritual and tradition. Together, students participate in  student-led Shabbat services and enjoy a free, home-cooked Shabbat meal (prepared by our students)!

Annually, Penn State Hillel’s Shabbat expenses reach approximately $20,000 hosting 75-150 students each week. While Shabbat is always free for students, the cost to maintain the program increases each year. To helps us continue to provide free Shabbat for our students, we ask that our parents, alumni, community members and organizations sponsor these important and meaningful dinners.

$1,000 Sponsorship Level:

  • Select preferred date of sponsored Shabbat
  • Option for a tribute message/honoree
  • Reserved table at Shabbat dinner
  • Lead the motzi or honor a student to lead the motzi
  • Recognition in Weekly Student Newsletter and Monthly Parent and Alumni Newsletter

$360 Co-Sponsorship Level:

  • Reserved table at Shabbat dinner
  • Lead the motzi or honor a student to lead the motzi
  • Recognition in Weekly Student Newsletter and Monthly Parent and Alumni Newsletter

Shabbat is offered every Friday during the school year. Here are a few of our biggest Shabbat events available for sponsorship in the 2016-2017 school year:

  • 1st Shabbat of the Semester and our Freshman Welcome (our largest!)
  • Sukkot Shabbat
  • Homecoming Shabbat (vs. Minnesota)
  • Parent and Family Weekend Shabbat
  • Hanukkah Shabbat
  • Purim Shabbat
  • Israel Shabbat
  • Last Shabbat of the Semester (fall and spring)

Interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring? Please fill out the form below or contact Hannah Giterman, Director of Community Engagement, at hbg12@psu.edu.

Shabbat Sponsorship

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  • Sponsor a Shabbat!

    Penn State Hillel will reach out to the $1,000 giving level to coordinate a sponsorship date.
    By selecting 'yes', Penn State Hillel will work with you and your co-sponsors to select an appropriate date. By selecting 'no', Penn State Hillel will automatically assign your co-sponsors and your co-sponsorship date.
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