Holidays at Hillel

Student are an integral part of the High Holidays.
Around 150-200 students celebrate the first night of Pesach at the Roth Center each year.

High Holidays

Hillel makes an added effort to accommodate the Dartmouth Community’s Jewish population during holidays and special religious observances. Stay tuned for the complete 2019/5780 schedule.


Each year, Hillel sponsors a Pesach Seder on the first night. Around 150-200 students attend the main Seder in the Roth Center’s Sanctuary every year. Students coordinate and help lead the Seders on the first night. For the cost of a DBA meal-swipe, a  fully kosher dinner is catered by the Pavilion, Dartmouth’s kosher dining facility.

On the second night of Pesach, students are able to host their own Seders both at the Roth Center and around campus. Hillel supports these Seders with Haggadot, food, Seder plates, and any other logistical/religious guidance the students require.

The Roth Center is kept strictly kosher for Passover. Furthermore, students can eat kosher for Passover meals at the Pavilion for the duration of the holiday.

Other Holidays

Throughout the year, other holidays, including Purim, Yam HaShoah, Hanukkah, Lag B’omer, Tu B’Shevat, Simchat Torah and Sukkot, are all celebrated at the Roth Center. 

A latke hannukah party.
Students read the names of victims from the the Collis porch to commemorate Yom HaShoa.
A community vigil was held on the Green after the shooting at Tree of Life.