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Upcoming Events

Dedicated to providing programs aimed at improving the spiritual, ethical and social aspects of life at The Claremont Colleges.

Graduation Events 2018

Interfaith Baccalaureate, May 11
3:30 p.m., Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music

Lenten Events

Ash Wednesday, February 14
12:00 noon,  Catholic,  McAlister Center
7:00 p.m., Ecumenical,  Balch Auditorium

Palm Sunday, March 25
11:00 a.m., McAlister Center

Good Friday, March 30
12:00 p.m., McAlister Center

Easter Vigil Service, March 31 
8:00 p.m., McAlister Center

11:00 a.m., Balch Auditorium

EASTER BRUNCH, April 1  (following Easter Mass)
12:00 p.m., Hampton Room (above Scripps Dining Hall)

Passover 2018

Join us at Oldenborg for Seders, Dinners, and Lunches. See all the details and RSVP online at www.claremonthillel.org/passover

Jewish High Holy Days – 5778

Services sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and Claremont Colleges Hillel: 

RSVP online required for all services and especially meals.

All Services will be held at Balch Auditorium, Scripps College

Rosh Hashanah
First Night — Wed Sept 20th 6:30pm — Evening Services
7:30pm — Festival Meal — Hampton Room, Scripps (above Scripps Dining Hall)
First Day — Thurs Sept 21st 10:00am — Morning Services — followed Tashlich* in Seal Court
*Tashlich is the ritual of throwing bread crumbs representing our errors into a body of water
Second Day — Fri, Sept 22nd 10:00am — Morning Services


Yom Kippur
Fri, Sept 29th — Kol Nidrei 4:45pm — 6:19 — Pre-Fast Meal — Hampton Room, Scripps College (please get food at Malott, and join together upstairs in the Hampton Room)
6:19pm — Fast Begins
6:30pm — Kol Nidrei
Sat, Sept 30th — Yom Kippur Day  10:00am — Morning Services 
5:00pm — Afternoon Services
6:00pm — Yizkor
6:15pm — Ne’ilah
7:15pm — Break-the-Fast – Hampton Room, Scripps (above Scripps Dining 


Services Sponsored by Chabad at The Claremont Colleges

Rosh Hashanah -Wed Sept 20th 
5:30pm – Student-led Evening Service
6:00pm Rosh Hashanah Brisket Dinner (with vegetarian and vegan options!) 

Details and RSVP online at www.Chabad4Students.com/HighHolidays or email  5cChabad@gmail.com with any questions

Local Communities: 

Temple Beth Israel, Pomona (Reform)

Students are welcome to attend for free. For the services that require tickets, you can stop at the Administrative Office to show your student ID, and also borrow a prayer book. Click to download the complete schedule of services.

Temple Shalom, Ontario (Conservative)

Students are welcome to attend all services for free. There are no tickets. You can see the complete schedule on the Temple website


Please contact Rabbi Danny if you have questions about any of these services or you are looking for additional holiday meals or celebrations.