The Shabbat life at Columbia/Barnard is vibrant. All davening takes place at the Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard’s Hillel building. On Friday night, the Orthodox minyan is attended by 200 students. Shabbat morning services are attended by 150 students followed by kiddush and often a shiur or a social activity. On a typical shabbat, 100-200 students eat Friday night dinner in the Kraft Center, and many students participate in Shabbat dinners in students’ apartments. Students enjoy Shabbat lunch through Barnard dining or in students’ apartments. Additionally, the JLIC couple regularly host students for both Shabbat and Yom Tov meals. Yavneh members gather in the Kraft Center on Shabbat afternoon where they socialize, daven Mincha, and take part in a communal seudah shelishit, attended by 100 students. During seudah shelishit there is singing and a shiur by a student.
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