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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Helen Hills Hills Chapel

Reflect | Resist | Rejuvenate

At the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life we encourage you to think deeply, stand up for your beliefs, exchange ideas, renew your spirit and connect with others. We are a center of diverse cultural and religious learning and expression, spiritual development, hospitality and community engagement. We aim to increase student knowledge and engagement with intersections of religion and world affairs in a diverse, multifaith community and to provide support and guidance to students as they wrestle with questions of meaning, faith and purpose.

Featured Events

Featured Event
Nov
15

SCJC Shabbat

  • Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House, 5:30 p.m.
  • Join the Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) for lighting Shabbat candles and singing songs and psalms to welcome the Sabbath. Following this at 6:15 p.m. there will be a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome. 

Nov
15

Soup, Salad and Soul

  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Bodman Lounge, 12–1 p.m.
  • Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by our student cook. Smith issues of interest, matters of spirituality, and various other topics posed by student leaders in a welcoming environment. All faiths, non-faiths, and questioning or searching individuals are welcome.
Nov
17

SCJC Shabbat

  • Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House, 5:30 p.m.
  • Join the Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) for lighting Shabbat candles and singing songs and psalms to welcome the Sabbath. Following this at 6:15 p.m. there will be a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome. 

Nov
22

Muslim Prayer and Lunch

  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary, every other Friday, 12:10 PM
  • Join us for a spiritual dialogue, communal prayer, camaraderie among Muslim-identifying students, and a delicious lunch to end the week. All are welcome to attend and learn more about Islam.

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Center For Religious & Spiritual Life Blog

Recent Posts

Best Day Ever! Building Interfaith Community One Party at a Time!

Kim Alston
October 22, 2019
This article represents reflections from Maeve Orlowski-Scherer ‘21, a student intern and leader in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. By 5:30 p.m., everything was ready. The chairs had been pushed back to the sides of the Helen Hills … Continue reading →

Our Year on Climate Change: Expanding the Golden Rule

Kim Alston
October 17, 2019
CRSL is part of Smith’s college-wide initiative on climate change. Director of Religious & Spiritual Life and College Chaplain Matilda Cantwell discusses the impact of climate change and its connection to the work of the CRSL. My friend and colleague … Continue reading →

Doing Things That Change You: Action to Reflection at the CRSL

Kim Alston
September 20, 2019
This summer I had the privilege of participating in the leadership of a conference entitled The Body, A Vehicle for Justice, Advocacy, and Change. https://starisland.org/program/star-gathering-2-family-conference-the-body/. Each day we began with a worship service in the Christian tradition, and this was followed … Continue reading →

Mourning Places of Worship Victimized By Violence

Matilda Cantwell
May 31, 2019
Christchurch, Sri Lanka, San Diego. In recent years there have been increasingly common attacks on places of worship all over the world. In our diverse international, multi-religious, multicultural community here at Smith anywhere a tragedy happens will likely touch someone. … Continue reading →

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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Helen Hills Hills Chapel
123-125 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Our Staff

Phone: 413-585-2750
Fax: 413-585-2794

We are open daily to the Smith community from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for prayer, reflection, conversation, meditation, study and worship.