We strive 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 weekends, we are happy to advise you during the week on how to spend your Shabbat – where to travel and which synagogues to experience. There are many opportunities in Jerusalem to enjoy – most of them within walking distance! Check out upcoming activities.
The Hecht Synagogue
Located on the Mount Scopus Campus in the Humanities Building (Block 3), with a beautiful view facing the Old City.
Tel.: +972 2 588 3886, or (02) 581 3204
Daily Prayer Services
Shacharit: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 7:10 a.m.;
Monday, Thursday, 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., Monday: 9:30 p.m.
Ramot Zion Conservative Synagogue
68 Bar Kochba St., French Hill, near the Student Village
Daily Minyan: 6:30 a.m. (Friday: 7:00 a.m.)
Erev Shabbat: 6:30 p.m. (during daylight savings time)
Shabbat Shacharit: 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 Dan Hotel.
Muslim Prayer Room
This prayer room is always open for personal use and has a divider so that men and women may worship separately. It is located in the Humanities Building, between Blocks 4-5, Level 2.
Other Religious and Social Organizations
Beit Midrash Program
The Sara and Simha Lainer Family Beit Midrash programs offer you, as a Hebrew University student, access to a fulfilling Jewish learning experience outside your formal university studies. This program enables you to strengthen your Jewish knowledge, identity, and commitment to Jewish values, and to gain a deeper spiritual understanding of the world. With enriching programs and lectures on such topics as the Torah, Talmud, Halacha, Jewish Thought, and philosophy, the Beit Midrash program is open to all students – male and female, religious and secular. The program is held in the Hecht Synagogue, Mount Scopus Campus, Humanities Building (Block 3).
Contact: Arie Salomon, Coordinator of Religious Affairs
Tel.: +972 2 588 3886, or (02) 588 3886
The Center on Campus Program: Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism in Jerusalem
This Israeli division of Koach College Outreach provides a variety of activities and support to overseas students studying in Israel.
Pardes is an open, co-ed, and non-denominational Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem, with programs worldwide. As a student of Pardes, you’ll encounter and grapple with the classic texts and traditions of Judaism while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes can empower you with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of your Jewish experience. Evening courses and part-time learning opportunities are available.
Tel.: +972 2 673 5210, ext. 230
Hebrew Union College
As the academic center of Reform/Progressive Judaism in Israel, Hebrew Union College offers social and academic programs for university students from around the country. The college invites you to High Holy Days services, festival services, and Shabbat morning services. Home hospitality can also be provided. Location: 13 King David St., Jerusalem.
Contact: Rabbi Haim Shalom
Tel.: +972 2 620 3392, or (52) 577 4735
Student Christian Forum
The Student Christian Forum conducts lectures and trips and provides counseling for Christian students.
Contact: Dr. Kirsten Stoffregen Pedersen, Director
Tel.: +972 2 628 2618, or (52) 282 9123
This Christian Fellowship 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.
Contact: Pastor George Grispos
Tel.: +972 (54) 392 1212
Jerusalem Village helps introduce Jerusalem newcomers to the vibrant young adult community in Jerusalem. Come meet fellow newcomers, olim (new immigrants), and native Israelis in their 20s and 30s. Our programs offer all types of social networking: intimate one-on-one coffee meet-ups; small group events ranging from cooking and photography to gardening courses; Friday night dinners; and more.