The Hereld House is where Jewish students and others interested in the faith can come together over conversation and food, especially during Shabbat services on Friday evenings.
Every Friday evening while school is in session, Quinnipiac students can be found at the Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life sharing in Sabbath services and enjoying a special Shabbas meal. Some Sabbaths are shared with the university’s interfaith community; some Sabbaths have guest speakers; and still other Sabbath gatherings consist of prayers and quiet conversations while feasting on homemade meals. As the academic year begins and the Jewish High Holy Days arrive, students, faculty and guests gather to observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Sukkoth and Hanukkah. During the spring semester, Pesach seder is celebrated with the rabbi and as the year comes to a close, Holocaust Memorial Day is remembered with an appropriate experience.