Adopt a Shabbat

Our largest event every week is Shabbat dinner. After a short service in the chapel, students gather to relax after a long week of studying and responsibilities with their friends and enjoy a home cooked kosher Shabbat dinner. There is no cost to any students for attending Shabbat and we average 60-80 students for each Shabbat. Many parents, grandparents, alumni, community members, and businesses choose to sponsor specific meals to celebrate and commemorate unique events. We invite you to sponsor a dinner in honor of a student, an alumni, a wedding anniversary or a birthday. During the meal the person(s) and the occasion will be publicized so our students may join in the celebration, and we'll send over pictures from Shabbat and tell you about the meal.

You can choose to Adopt a Shabbat at $600 or half of a Shabbat dinner at $300. We appreciate your support to keep our weekly kosher Shabbat dinners free!

Please choose three potential dates for your sponsorship. We will do our best to give you your first priority date, depending on availability.

To make a recurring donation, please reach out to the Executive Director, Ashley Carol-Fingerhut, at ashley@iowahillel.org or at (319) 338-0778.