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 5779
Tickets for services are not required

Sunday, September 9, 2018
   Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner
   6:00 p.m. | Allison Community Room

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

Monday, September 10, 2018
   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


Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  Rosh Hashanah Morning Services with Congregation Beth Tikvah
   9:30 a.m. | Asbell Center, 2nd Floor Sanctuary

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
   Pre-Fast Dinner
   6:00 p.m. | Allison Community Room

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
   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 (Sunday, 9/9), there will be a dinner at the Allison Community Room starting at 7:00 p.m.
On the First Day of Rosh Hashanah (Monday, 9/10) there will be a lunch provided starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Allison Community Room.
On the First Day of Rosh Hashanah (Monday, 9/10) there will be a dinner provided starting at 5:30 p.m at the student residences.
Annual Pre-Fast Dinner for Students (Tuesday, 9/18) at Allison Community Room.
Student hosted "Break The Fast" meals (Wednesday, 9/19) at 7:30 p.m. at student residences.
SIGN UP HERE FOR ALL MEALS: Link to be provided soon


  • Begins sundown on Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Ends sundown on Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

  • Begins sundown on Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Ends sundown on Tuesday, October 2, 2018


  • Begins sundown on Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Ends sundown on Monday, December 10, 2018


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

Tuesday, February 20th:
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Asbell Center, 3rd Floor
Come to Hillel's Pre-Purim Grogger Making!! Come make a Purim noisemaker and write notes to newly arrived refugees!
All are welcome!


  • 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 meal will be provided. Please join the fun, interactive twist on the traditional Seder experience! The Seder will be led by Sydney Harlow, Engagement Associate, and students to celebrate the first night of Passover.

*Link will be provided

Second Night of Passover
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 6 p.m.  
Student Residences

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 Dinner - Asbell Center, 3rd Floor Student Lounge
Lunch - Asbell Center, 1st Floor Meat Kitchen

-No RSVP or meal points required-

The Asbell Center student lounge kitchen will be stocked with breakfast, lunch and dinner 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 at the KOVE station in the cafeteria.

Yom HaShoah

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