Family Weekend: November 5-7

Join Drexel Hillel for Family Weekend 2021!  Our full schedule is available below.  All events are free (though we welcome donations to help defray costs and support Hillel’s work). Advanced registration requested. Please note that guests over 12 must be vaccinated, and all guests need to follow Drexel University health and safety protocols.

Currently all events that include dining will be conducted outdoors, under our canopy.  If the University shift policy to permit events with indoor dining we will add indoor seating as well (retaining outdoor seating for all for whom that is the most comfortable option). 

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday November 5th

2pm – 5:30pm Welcome Table and Perelman Center Tours – purchase your Drexel Hillel gear here! Pre-order t-shirts when you register to guarantee sizing! 

2pm – 3pm Challah Braiding with Hannah – join us in the Perelman Center kitchen (basement) to braid some challah for this evening’s Shabbat Dinner.

5:30pm Shabbat Candle Lighting and Shmooze with Rabbi Isabel in the Perelman Center Lobby

Friday Shabbat Services

  • Orthodox Shabbat Services (time tbd)

  • Conservative Shabbat Services (time tbd)

  • Soulful Shabbat (6pm)

  • Exact chapel assignments will be determined by number of registrants

7pm Shabbat Dinner – Due to current University restrictions, dining will be exclusively outdoors on the Perelman Center Terrace (under our canopy). If the University shifts policy to allow for indoor dining at events we will open safely distanced indoor seating as well.

Saturday November 6th

9:30AM Shabbat Morning Services with the Orthodox Minyan Group

12pm Shabbat Lunch – join the Hillel community for Shabbat lunch following services (Shabbat lunch is a community event open to all regardless of whether you are attending services)

5pm SMASH (Shabbat Mincha / Aravit, Seudah Shlishit and Havdalah). Shabbat afternoon services, snacks and havdalah organized by our Orthodox Minyan Group at the Perelman Center.

Sunday November 7th

10am – 12pm Family Weekend Open House Bagel Brunch with Artist in Residence Danielle Brief

Students and their families are invited to the Perelman Center for a drop-in Bagel Brunch and art project with our Artist in Residence! Tours of the Perelman Center also available. (The Drexel Hillel swag shop will be open.)