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Bagel Brunch at the Asbell Center

Dickinson College Dining Services provides the KOVE station in the HUB Dining Hall.  The KOVE is our Kosher + Vegan option on campus, and offers kosher food during the week under Star-K Certification, an internationally recognized kosher-certification agency based in Baltimore, for lunch and dinner. During the week, The KOVE is also overseen by two mashgichot (kosher food preparation supervisors), Louise Powers and Ricki Gold. The special connections made at the KOVE, coupled with the “favorite meals” students enjoy, makes the KOVE a very popular place to eat on campus. The KOVE is open Sunday through Friday lunch. The KOVE closes weekly from Friday dinner through Saturday in observance of the Jewish Sabbath.

KOVE Hours: Monday - Thursday
                      Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                      Dinner 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

                      Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

                      Lunch 10:00 a.m.  - 2:00 p.m.
                      Dinner 4:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


The Asbell Center for Jewish Life also provides dinner each Friday night following Shabbat Services in our Sanctuary (on the second floor). The Asbell Center houses a separate kosher meat and kosher dairy kitchen (on the first floor). In addition, a student lounge and vegetarian kosher kitchen is located on the third floor. The Asbell Center offices (for student workers and professionals) are located on the second floor.

The Asbell Center provides meals for the following:

  1. Shabbat Meal - Every Friday after 6:00 p.m. services
  2. Holidays - Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot
  3. Passover - First and second night Seders. Our third floor student lounge-kitchen and first floor meat kitchen is made kosher for Passover and is stocked with food for the entire week.