Register Now – JLSA Shabbat Dinner!


Harvard-Yale Weekend, Friday, November 21, 2014

Join 350 graduate students and be a part of the largest graduate student celebration of Shabbat at Harvard.

Returning alumni and visiting Yalies for Harvard-Yale weekend are welcome.

Greetings by Robert K. Kraft (HBS ‘65)
Owner of the New England Patriots and Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group

Shabbat Dinner at 7PM
Milstein East, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Preceded by Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:15PM
Milstein West, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Sponsored by Harvard Chabad and JLSA

Registration required. RSVP at www.chabadharvard.org/hlsshabbat


JLSA Events

Upcoming Events

JLSA Bagel Brunch – Sunday, September 21st, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Holmes Field

Yom Kippur Break-Fast – Saturday, October 4th, 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm in WCC 2012

Past Events

Pizza in the Hut

Freedom Seder

JLSA Night at the Estate

JLSA Spring Break Trip to Israel

A Conversation with Professor Dershowitz and Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks


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Welcome HLS Class of 2017!

Dear HLS Class of 2017,

Welcome!  We know starting your 1L year can be intimidating, but don’t worry — you’re going to have a great time.  In case you’re not familiar with our organization, we are the Jewish Law Students Association, a group devoted to bringing Jewish law students together and celebrating Judaism on the Harvard Law School campus.  We organize a wide variety of events on campus including social events, bagel brunches, holiday parties, study breaks, and educational lunch speakers.


As you settle into your first semester wanted to make sure that you all had the information you needed in order to celebrate the holidays in Cambridge. Here’s a couple things you can do.  First, check out the “Holidays” tab on the website (http://orgs.law.harvard.edu/jlsa/holidays/), where we will be posting information about services and holiday meals in and around Cambridge.  Second, email Jonathan Gartner (jgartner@jd16.law.harvard.edu), our VP of Communications, to be added to our mailing list and subscribed to our google calendar (we know you all get a lot of email — we promise we’ll only clog your inbox about once a week!).  The week of Rosh Hashanah, we’ll be sending out our first email of the year with all the information you could possibly need to celebrate the new year.


If you have any questions about the Jewish community in Cambridge, JLSA, HLS, or general tips on surviving 1L, feel free to contact anyone on the JLSA board (http://orgs.law.harvard.edu/jlsa/about-us/board-members-2014-2015/). We’re here to make your HLS experience as easy and fun as possible.  We look forward to meeting you all this semester!


Jesse Bernstein
JLSA President 2014-15

Welcome to JLSA

Over the past few years our regular events have included a Boston Harbor Boat Cruise, Purim Megillah Reading, Law School Shabbat Dinner, Chanukah party, Trivia Bar Night, and a weekly Lunch and Learn series. We have hosted countless speakers, both from the Harvard community and well beyond, including Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of England who spoke on campus this past fall.