Shabbat & Holiday Meals
Each Friday evening at the conclusion of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform services, students, faculty, staff and guests come together to relax and celebrate in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. For a fun, meaningful, and always delicious Shabbat experience, each Friday evening the CJL dining hall is transformed into one of the most popular places on campus, typically drawing over 150 students. Students find that Shabbat dinners are a great time to build campus community and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Occasionally fun Shabbat dinner themes are presented – themes have included Viking, Mexican, Caribbean, Carnival, Winter Wonderland, Soul Food and Harry Potter themes.
The CJL is proud to offer free Shabbat and special holiday dinners to Princeton upperclass and grad students without a meal plan. If you are an upperclass or grad student without a meal plan or any student who chooses not to swipe-in for these meals with your PUID, please sign up for the CJL Shabbat list by emailing Ruth Palmer with your 9-digit PUID number and last 2 digits of your social security number. Friday night dinners are free due to the generous support from parents, alumni, and other donors. Support us to help continue this tradition.
The CJL’s dining hall serves festive meals for holidays during the academic year. Holiday meals are served for the High Holidays, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover and Shavuot. For Passover, various themed Seders are held at the CJL. As Passover approaches, look for more information about themed-Seders, including a link for making reservations; once posted, you may find this information on the home page under News. See the Events Calendar for specific times and details for upcoming holiday meals and events.