JLSA HLS Trip to Israel 2016

Come join the HLS Trip to Israel 2016

The heavily subsidized trip, sponsored by JLSA, offers about 45 law students a special opportunity to explore the wonders and complexities of modern Israel.

The trip includes visits to major historical, religious and cultural sites, as well as meetings with high-ranking politicians, officials, activists, journalists and more. This year’s trip is scheduled for March 9 – 20, 2016. All HLS students (regardless of religious and political affiliation) are encouraged to apply!

E-mail Brandon at to request an application or for more information.

Harvard Sukkot Events!

Harvard Sukkot Events!

JLSA’s Pizza in the Hut!

Join JLSA for free pizza lunch in the Sukkah!
Thursday, October 1, 12pm

HLS Sukkah (between Gropius and WCC)

Schmooze and Brews in the Harvard Chabad Sukkah TONIGHT!

Wine, Cheese, and Beer tasting in the Harvard Chabad Sukkah with graduate students and young professionals across Cambridge. 

Harvard Chabad Sukkah (38 Banks St)

Sushi in the Sukkah with Hillel TOMORROW!

Harvard Hillel invites you to join students across Harvard for Sushi in the Sukkah!
Thursday, Oct. 1, 5:30-7pm, Harvard Hillel

Yom Kippur Services and Breakfast

Yom Kippur Options
JLSA/Chabad Yom Kippur Break-Fast
Join JLSA and Chabad to break your fast with more bagels, lox, and other pastries!
Wednesday, Sept. 237:30-8:30pm in Milstein East, WCC

JLSA/ Chabad Yom Kippur Services
JLSA will be co-sponsoring Yom Kippur services with Chabad. 

Kol Nidrei Service – Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:30-7:30pm, Milstein West, WCC
Day Services – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9:30am-4:30pm, Milstein West, WCC
Neila Services – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5:306:30pm in Milstein West, WCCHarvard Hillel Services 
A full calendar of service times and locations can be found here:


Welcome HLS Class of 2018!

Dear HLS Class of 2018,

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 (, where we will be posting information about services and holiday meals in and around Cambridge.  Second, email Jeremy Salinger at jsalinger at, our new 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 ( We’re here to make your HLS experience as easy and fun as possible.  We look forward to meeting you all this semester!


Jonathan Gartner
JLSA President 2015-16

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 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.