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 2019-20 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

  • Caryn and Ron Bittker

  • The Blumenstein Family

  • Monica and Scott Goodwin

  • Marjorie and Maxwell Jospey Foundation

  • Michelle and Bruce Skolnik

  • Elaine and Michael Serling

  • Sigma Delta Tau Sorority

  • Ben Teitel Trust
      Gerald S. Cook, Trustee

  • Marilyn and Walter Wolpin

Shabbat Dinner Silver Sponsors

  • Peter Kalina
      in honor of Sydney Kalina

  • Nancy and Lauren Sherman
      in honor of Morgan Rose Kravitz

  • Marcy Spitz and Douglas Sternberg
      in honor of Ari (MSU 2020) and Carly (MSU 2017)

  • Alyssa Colman and Brad Seel,
      in honor of parents of Nicole Kay (MSU 2019), Ashley Kay (MSU 2022),
      Jake Seel (MSU 2022) and Alexandra Seel (MSU 2015)

Sponsor a Student for a Year of Shabbat Dinners

  • Robyn and Robert Canvasser

  • Monica and Eric Labe
      in honor of Mitchell Labe

  • Marcia and Michael Noorily
    in honor of Josh Noorily

  • Elyssa and Steven Slutzky


Sponsor a Student for a Semester of Shabbat Dinners

  • Anonymous

  • Paul and Marlene Borman

  • Richard Brooks

  • Erika and Mark Lusky
      in honor of Jessica Lusky

  • Illana and Adam Margolis
      in honor of Hannah Margolis

  • Rochelle and Barry Meyer
      in memory of Harvey Meyer

  • Lawrence Traison


Sunday Brunch Gold Sponsors

  • Susan and Sam Bernstein

  • Monica and Scott Goodwin

  • Elena and Jeff Greene
      in honor of Lucy Greene

  • Michelle and David Kam

  • Debbie and Tom Lubosky
      in honor of Jake Lubotsky and his AEPi Brothers

  • Barbara Meyers
      in memory of Kenneth Meyers

  • Janie and Rob Starkman
    in memory of Zolton Ferency

  • Amy and David Strauss

  •   in honor of the Awesome MSU Hillel Staff

  • Sue and Jerry Weiss

  •   in memory of Markus and Yolanda Weiss

  • Marilyn and Walter Wolpin


Sunday Brunch Silver Sponsors

  • Larry Buckfire

  • Marlene and Steve Myers
      in honor of Cooper

  • Rachael Pearlman

  • Judy and Kent Siegel

  • Terri and Todd Stearn

General Donation in Support of Shabbat Dinner and Sunday Brunch Program

  • Anonymous

  • Dianne and Steward Baroff

  • Helen Brown

  • Milton Einstandig

  • Wendy and Mike Paser

  • Rhoda Paull

  • Robin and Howard Scott

  • Sharona Shapiro and David Lerner

*Includes gifts received through 01/9/2020

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