Shabbat & Jewish Holidays

Spring Quarter Shabbat Schedule:

1st and 3rd Friday of the Month | 6:30 PM | Join us on    Zoom

Download our Prayerbook to follow along

Email  Rabbi Daniel for the link and password!

Shabbat 101:  Every Friday at 5 PM explore the prayers and maybe learn a new song or two!   Sign up here

Saturdays: Every other week we will have a socially distanced Shabbat activity. Email Rabbi Daniel to stay in the loop. 


Santa Barbara Hillel celebrates Shabbat each Friday night in our building. We have student led services, followed by Kiddush, and complimentary fully Kosher Shabbat Dinner. Dinner is a big social gathering where students and community members can enjoy and schmooze over a delicious Shabbat meal.

For Shabbat timing, please see our calendar.  


Jewish  Holidays


Santa Barbara Hillel loves to celebrate Jewish Holidays. We kick off the year with High Holiday Services and follow from there through the rest of the calendar year. Students and staff work together to plan holiday appropriate festivities, everything from sleepovers in our sukkah to traditional Passover seders. We light Chanukah candles, dress in silly costumes for Purim, and party in blue and white on Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut).

No matter your religious background or current participation in religious life, Santa Barbara Hillel's celebrations have a space for you.