Shabbat & Holidays

The OCP offers an extensive array of Shabbat and holiday programming for students and guests. Our Shabbat programming includes beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat and prayer services, inspiring Divrei Torah, delicious Kiddush and Seudah Shlishit snacks as well as occasional community-wide luncheons and other special programming. Our holiday programming varies depending on the holiday but typically includes communal prayer services, meaningful learning opportunities, and many engaging activities and memorable traditions. Please feel free to reach out to the appropriate member of the OCP Board with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage all eligible participants to get vaccinated, practice proper handwashing and respiratory etiquette, and follow local health guidelines. Depending on the size and location of the event, social-distancing and/or masking may be required.

Sabbath Lists and Dining Hall Reservations:

If you are a Penn student and would like Shabbat-friendly access to on-campus housing buildings, please fill out our Permanent Sabbath List form.

If you are a guest and would like Shabbat-friendly access to on-campus housing buildings, please fill our Temporary Sabbath List form.

All names must be submitted by 11:59 PM Thursday night

In order to reserve a Kosher Shabbat meal from the Falk Dining Hall (located on the first floor of Penn Hillel), please click here.