Asbell Center

Dickinson Students Celebrating Passover!

High Holidays

Meals and Services

Services: The Asbell Center is delighted to announce that Rabbi Rena Blumenthal, from Congregation Ahavat Achim in New Plaltz, NY, will be joining us for Hillel High Holy Day services this year.  

HIllel Sponsored

High Holy Day Services led by Rabbi Rena Blumenthal, former High Holy Day Rabbi at Trinity and Vassar

High Holy Day 5778
Tickets for services are not required

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
6:00 p.m. | Allison Community Room

Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner 
7:00 p.m. | Allison Hall Main Floor

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
10:00 a.m. | Allison Hall Main Floor

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. | Allison Community Room

Tashlich Service
12:45 p.m. | Jewish Life to walk to Letort Park

Student-Hosted Dinner
5:30 p.m. | Student Residences


Friday, September 22, 2017
Rosh Hashanah Morning Services with Congregation Beth Tikvah
9:30 a.m. | Asbell Center, 2nd Floor Sanctuary

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Rena Blumenthal - 50th Celebration of 1st Organized Shabbat Service on Campus!
6:00 p.m. | Durbin Classroom, Old West

Friday, September 29, 2017
Pre-Fast Dinner
6:00 p.m. | Allison Community Room

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Services
7:00 p.m. | Allison Hall Main Floor

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Yom Kippur Morning Services
 9:30 a.m. | Allison Hall First Floor Reception Room

Evening Services
5:30 p.m. | Allison Hall First Floor Reception Room

Break-The-Fast Dinner for Dickinson Students - Student Hosted
7:30 p.m. | Student Residences

On Erev Rosh Hashanah (Wednesday, 9/20), there will be a dinner at the Allison Community Room starting at 7:00 p.m.
On the First Day of Rosh Hashanah (Thursday, 9/21) there will be a lunch provided starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Allison Community Room.
On the First Day of Rosh Hashanah (Thursday, 9/21) there will be a dinner provided starting at 5:30 p.m at the student residences.
Annual Pre-Fast Dinner for Students (Friday, 9/29) at Allison Community Room.
Student hosted "Break The Fast" meals (Saturday, 9/30) at 7:30 p.m. at student residences.


  • Begins sundown on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Ends sundown on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Sukkot building with Achim and Hillel on Sunday, October  1, 2017
  • Potluck Dinner with Congregation Beth Tikvah and Hillel - TBD

Simchat Torah

  • Begins sundown on Sunday, Wednesday, October 11, 2016
  • Ends sundown on Friday, October 13, 2017


  • Begins sundown on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Ends sundown on Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Hanukkah Party is scheduled on Saturday,  December 2nd from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. in the Asbell Center


You are invited to Hillel's Purim Carnival!! It is the most fun-filled, action-packed day of the Jewish year. It commemorates our nation’s miraculous salvation more than two millennia ago.

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Enjoy games, bouncy house and more! Come dressed in costumes!!
All are welcome!

  • Begins sundown on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Ends sundown on Thursday, March 1, 2018


  • Begins Sundown on Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Ends Sundown on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Looking for Passover Meals this year? 

You have options!

First Night of Passover Seder for students, staff and faculty
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Stern Center

Please join The Asbell Center for Jewish Life and Hillel in celebrating the first night of Passover at Dickinson College! A catered "kosher style" meal will be provided by dining services. Please join the fun, interactive twist on the traditional Seder experience, with games, contests and more! The Seder will be led by Prof. Andrea Lieber and Prof. Ted Merwin to celebrate the first night of Passover.

*Link will be provided

Second Night of Passover
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 6 p.m.  
Asbell Center

Please join us for a student led Seder! Kosher for Passover catered meal will be served!!

Student Hosted in student residences:


Meals Provided by the Asbell Center
March 30 – April 7, 2018
Breakfast and Lunch
Asbell Center – 3rd Floor Student Lounge

-No RSVP or meal points required-

The Asbell Center student lounge kitchen will be stocked with breakfast and lunch items during the week of Passover. Please stop by and help yourself. 

A grocery list will be available on the refrigerator for anyone to add items you would like us to provide as well as any items that we are running low on and that need to be replaced.

Meals Provided via Dining Services
March 30 - April 7, 2018

The Dickinson College KOVE will be closed during the week of Passover, but Dining Services will order heated, pre-packaged Star-K Kosher meals for students to pick up on a daily basis.

Students may sign up through (date TBD)

Yom HaShoah

  • Begins sundown on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Ends sundown on Thursday, April 12, 2018