Please go to Shabbat RSVP for current Shabbat arrangements.

The Torah commandment "And on the seventh day you shall rest.” We understand this to mean rest from creative work. Shabbat at Chabad House is definitely NOT a dull, boring day to laze around. 


Shabbat Table (small)
Delicious home cooked meals every  week.
Guest speakers and special themed Shabbat dinners add some extra spice!

Following Mincha [afternoon service] on Friday, Rabbi Posner enlightens the gathering with a Torah thought on the weekly Parsha.
Kabbalat Shabbat - Service to welcome Shabbat is punctuated with singing and even a bit of around-the bimah dancing!
Prayer books are in Hebrew and English.

Kiddush and Shabbat dinner follow. Everybody is invited to gather around the "expandable" Shabbat table with the Posner family and enjoy home-made Shabbat delicacies, delightful Jewish tales and anecdotes and join in singing Chassidic tunes!

Like everything we do at Chabad House, no previous experience is necessary.
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Shabbat Meal Policy: Students are welcome to join us for Shabbat dinner or Shabbat lunch. There is no set charge.
Please email to let us know that you are coming and to confirm the week’s schedule.
Below is the schedule for Shabbat. Candle lighting times are listed for your information. 
There is a place in the Chabad House for women to light their own Shabbat candles.


Hotels near the Chabad House can be found here.
Information regarding the Boston Eruv can be found here.

Charge Policy:
Visitors can (are encouraged to) contribute online, or stop by our office.

Please consider partnering with us by sponsoring a Shabbat meal for the many university students that we serve, weekly, throughout the year. Sponsorship is $360. Sponsorship for an entire Shabbat is $540.

Our mailing address is: Chabad House, 491 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215.


Nearest 5 minutes after candle lighting*

Kabbalat/Welcome Shabbat

Winter months - 6:30 PM, Summer months - 30 minutes after candle lighting time

Kiddush, dinner, farbrengen...

Following services

Shabbat Morning Torah Class

9:00 am


10:00 am

* A minyan for Mincha is not guaranteed; if you need a minyan, please call 617-424-1190.