Beren Campus

Shabbat is an integral part of YU student life. Shabbat is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and cosponsored by the SCW Student Council, SCW Torah Activities Council and the Sy Syms Student Councl.  We work to make Shabbat on campus relevant to all segments of the student body through the student leadership of the Shabbat Enhancement Committee.  Shabbat offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the bonding that drives YU's special brand of community. Different clubs sponsor Shabbat each week, creating programming alternating between dynamic guest speakers and interactive activities. We invite you to join the hundreds of students who share this Shabbat experience--both men and women. Join your friends and engage the opportunity of meeting new people over Shabbat. 

The costs for Shabbat Tickets purchased in the caf are as follows:


Before 11:59 p.m. on Monday

  Before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday Through Friday
Beren Student: All Meals   $15  $25 $35
Beren Student: One Meal $10 $15 $25
Wilf Student on Beren $35 N/A N/A
Guest: All Meals $50 $50 $50
Guest: One Meal $25 $25 $25


  Before 11:59 p.m. on Monday Before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday Before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday
Beren Student: All Meals   $15  $25 $35
Beren Student: One Meal $10 $15 $25


The cost can be deducted from your meal card when purchasing a Shabbat ticket from the Dining Hall's cashier in either Le Bistro or Kushner Cafeterias or through the online sign-up. Please note, once purchased, Shabbat meal tickets are not refundable and cannot be deferred. In order for University Food Services to properly prepare for Shabbat, it is important for you to sign up by Wednesday, 7 p.m.

The Shabbat Enhancement Program features

  • Tefillah on campus
  • Divrei Torah at each meal by given students
  • Special Shabbat Shiurim or Chaburot
  • Kiddush every Shabbat morning after tefillah
  • Oneg Shabbat Friday night at the residence halls
Shabbat Observance

Observance of Shabbat is a prerequisite for living in university housing. It is your responsibility and that of any guests you invite for Shabbat to abide by the residence regulations. Students' and guests' behavior and dress should be appropriate for Shabbat.

No Shabbat candles may be lit in the dorms or IHP, because of fire regulations. For those interested, there are tables in the back lounge on the main floor in BRH, in the Diener Dining Hall in SRH, and in the lounge on the main floors of 35th and 36th St. RH are prepared for candle lighting.

No radios, TVs, microwave ovens, etc., are permitted to be used on Shabbat even if set to go on and off automatically. Such appliances will be confiscated immediately if this rule is violated, and the student(s) involved will be subject to disciplinary action.

The use of computers and the Internet is prohibited on Shabbat.

On the Beren Campus, the elevators in Brookdale Residence Hall, Schottenstein Residence Hall and 35th Street Residence Hall are set to run automatically on Shabbat.


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If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 646-592-4131.