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The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is 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 and to provide support and guidance to students as they wrestle with questions of meaning, faith and purpose.
- John M. Greene Hall, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
An annual tradition at Smith, the Christmas Vespers tells the story of advent through hymns and other anthems, prayers, and scripture readings, and is a time when Smith College and the surrounding community come together in the spirit of the holiday season. A free-will donation will be collected for the Hampshire County Interfaith Cot Shelter Program. The programs are free of charge and open to the general public.
Celebration of Advent
- Alumnae House Conference Hall, 5:30 p.m.
- Enjoy a festive catered dinner with candlelight, hand-bells and carol singing (as well as a special visit from a 4th century bishop). Smith students, staff, faculty, friends and family are welcome! Please RSVP to Maureen Raucher by December 1, and let us know of any dietary requirements.
Queer Talmud Kabbalat Shabbat
- Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary, 5:30 p.m.
- Dinner and service open to the Five College community: Bring in the Sabbath together and have an intimate discussion with Rabbi Lappe. For Kosher dining information, follow the registration link through the Facebook event (link above).
Queer Talmud Shabbaton
- Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Engage in a full day of study with Rabbi Benay Lappe that is open to all: abbreviated Shabbat service, CRASH talk by Rabbi Lappe, Intro to Traditionally Radical Talmud, Beit Midrash, Havdalah. Kosher lunch and dinner will be provided to those who register. More information and registration link through the Facebook event (link above).
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Helen Hills Hills Chapel
123-125 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063
We are open daily to the Smith community from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for prayer, reflection, conversation, meditation, study and worship.