Weekly Shabbat Dinners and Monthly Sunday Brunches are key programs in building strong community. Amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, students will be turning to Hillel even more.


To continue these meaningful traditions while accounting for the health and safety of our students, we have created several options to enjoy Shabbat dinner and Sunday brunch, including:   Outdoor Shabbat Dinners will be hosted in Hillel’s parking lot under an open tent with limited attendance. We will reevaluate options as the semester continues to ensure that we support students in the safest ways possible.


Shabbat To Go with everything students need to celebrate Shabbat including dinner, kiddush cup and prayer booklet. Brunch to Go will include bagels, lox, kugel and more to ensure that student can remain connected even while apart.

A Shabbat Dinner or Sunday Brunch sponsorship is a great way to be a part of the MSU Hillel renaissance!  With your partnership we will ensure students have a welcoming place to share Shabbat Dinners or Sunday Bunches together. 

click here to reserve a sponsorship online.  
Questions?  Please contact Jonathon Koenigsberg.


Thank you to our 2020-21 Shabbat Dinner and Sunday Brunch Sponsors*

Shabbat Dinner Leadership Benefactors

  • Shirlye (z'l) and Peter (z'l) Helman

  • Ryan Rosman (z'l) Leadership Fund

Sunday Brunch Leadership Benefactors

  • Sheri and David Jaffa Sunday Brunch Endowment Fund

Shabbat Dinner Gold Sponsors

  • Michelle and Bruce Skolnick

  • The Ben Teitel Trust
       Gerald S. Cook, Trustee

  • Marilyn and Walter Wolpin

  • The Women of the Beta Beta Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau

  • Sheldon Yellen

Shabbat Dinner Silver Sponsors

  • Laurie Mindell
      in honor of the Mindell Family

Sponsor a Student for a Year of Shabbat Dinners

  • Carol and Sanford Vieder
      in honor of Nikolas Vieder


Sponsor a Student for a Semester of Shabbat Dinners

  • Anonymous

  • Karen and Vernon Gordon
      in honor of Sydney Gordon


Sunday Brunch Gold Sponsors

  • Susan and Sam Bernstein

  • Marilyn and Walter Wolpin

Sunday Brunch Silver Sponsors

  • Larry Buckfire

  • Sue and Jerry Weiss 

General Donation in Support of Shabbat Dinner and Sunday Brunch Program

  • Doris and Fred Blechman

  • Richard Brooks

  • Helen Brown
      in memory of Rodney Brown

  • Marci Grossman

  • Micki Grossman

  • Jodi and Harlan Levine

  • Barbara Meyers

  • Debbie Povia
      in honor of Aaron Rafelson

  • Valerie and Brian Sayles

  • Edward Shapiro

*Includes gifts received through 1/1/2021