Religious Life on Mount Scopus campus
The Office of Student Life strives to offer activities that allow you to experience the rich diversity of Jewish traditions practiced in Israel. You are invited to take part in activities such as religious seminars, lectures, and educational tours.
Even though our office is closed on Shabbat, we are happy to advise you during the week how to spend your Shabbat – where to travel and which synagogues to visit. There are many opportunities in Jerusalem to experience – most of them are walking distance!
The Hecht Synagogue
Located in the Humanities Building (Block 3), with a beautiful view facing the Old City
Telephone: 02-5883886, 02-5813204
Daily Prayer Services:
Shacharit: Sun., Tues., Wed.: 7:10 a.m.; Mon., Thurs., and Rosh Chodesh: 7:00 a.m.
Mincha: 1:10 p.m., 2:10 p.m., and 4:10 p.m.
Maariv: 6:10 p.m., Mon.: 9:30 p.m.
Ramot Zion Conservative Synagogue
Located at 68 Bar Kochba, French Hill, near the Student Village
Daily Minyan: 6:30 a.m. (Fri.: 7:00 a.m.)
Erev Shabbat: 6:30 p.m. (During day light savings time)
Shabbat morning: 8:45 a.m.
Shabbat Mincha: 45 minutes before the end of Shabbat.
Prayer services are also held at the Hadassah University Hospital and at the Regency Hotel.
Muslim Prayer Room
Located in the Humanities Faculty, between Buildings 4-5, Level 2
Other Organizations on Campus
The RRG Hillel Beit Midrash- A 27-year tradition at Rothberg, the RRG Hillel Beit Midrash Program offers students from all backgrounds and affiliations the opportunity each week to delve into their questions about the Jewish tradition in an open, friendly environment. Students have the option to be matched up with one of our amazing volunteer learning partners and can choose from any Jewish topic that they wish, or they can take advantage of our inspiring weekly classes. The evening always begins with a free delicious dinner! The RRG Beit Midrash also offers unforgettable Shabbat retreats, classes with world-renowned educators, and unique holiday events, all which gives students a complete Jewish experience during their time in Israel. The program meets every Monday night at 6:15pm at the Mt. Scopus’ Hecht Synagogue (Humanities #3).
For more information, please contact Rav Yonatan Udren: email@example.com.
054-466-8674. Find us on Facebook at RRG Beit Midrash or rrgbeitmidrash.org
Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience. Pardes has evening courses and part-time learning opportunities available.
For more information, contact Erika@pardes.org.il or 02-6735210 x230
Hebrew Union College: the academic center of Reform/Progressive Judaism in Israel, offers social and academic programs for university students from around the country. Located at 13 King David Street, students are invited to High Holy Days, Festival and Shabbat morning services; home hospitality can also be provided. Hebrew Union College works together with the Israeli and American Reform movements also to provide programming on campus – look out for details of study programs provided. For more information contact Rabbi Haim Shalom at (02) 620-3392, 0525774735 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Christian Forum conducts lectures, trips and counseling for Christian students. Director: Dr. Kirsten Stoffregen Pedersen, Tel/Fax: 02-6282618, Tel: 052-2829123, Email: Jorsala@netvision.net.il.
Students Alive: We are a Christian Fellowship that meets for prayer, worship and study once a week on campus and on Saturday evenings at pastor George's apartment for a meal and fellowship. For more info please contact Pastor George Grispos Mobile: 054 392 1212, email: email@example.com.