Shabbat & Jewish Holidays


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.