Shabbat is the special day of each week, when we stop our daily routines to come together as a community to relax and celebrate a day of rest. If you walked into the CJL on any Friday night this semester, you would literally find us “bursting at the seams” with an incredible Shabbat spirit of community!
The CJL has tracked attendance at Shabbat dinner throughout the fall and reports that a record-breaking 440 students have participated in at least one Shabbat dinner at the CJL. In fact, as Rabbi Roth states in her message, we regularly exceeded the capacity of our dining hall and had to set up overflow seating in the Wilf Auditorium to accommodate our larger-than-ever crowds.
Two special Shabbat dinner programs highlighted our fall semester. On November 16, over 400 students gathered in the New Frick Laboratory for Shabbat 360—a program planned and implemented entirely through the cooperative efforts of the CJL and Chabad student boards. This event drew participants from across the campus and was highlighted in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.