Term at a Glance

Chapel Services 

(A soup supper follows the 5:00pm Sunday services.) 

Sunday, September 11, 11:00am, Chapel

Opening Chapel Service: “Meaning, Music & Muffins”

Multifaith sing-a-long and brunch – Led by student Chaplain’s Associates.


Monday, September 12, 6:45pm, Chapel

Muslim Eid al-Adha Service and Dinner

Ailya Vajid


Sunday, September 18, 5:00pm, Chapel

Catholic Mass

Father Denny Dempsey


Sunday, September 25, 5:00pm, Chapel

Orthodox Christian Vespers Service

Father Christopher Maciolek


Sunday, October 2, 6:00pm, Great Hall

Jewish Erev Rosh Hashanah Service and Dinner

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Monday, October 3, 10:00am, Great Hall

Jewish Rosh Hashanah Service (followed by lunch and Tashlich)

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Sunday, October 9, 11:00am, Chapel

Unitarian Universalist National Coming Out Day Service

Qais Munhazim


Tuesday, October 11, 6:00pm, Great Hall

Jewish Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

(Pre-fast dinner begins at 4:45pm in Great Hall.)

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Wednesday, October 12, Great Hall

Jewish Yom Kippur Services

Morning Service at 10:00am, Havdallah at 7:15pm, followed by break-fast meal.

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Sunday, October 16, 5:00pm, Chapel and W. Lawn

Jewish Sukkot Service

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Sunday, October 23, 5:00pm, Chapel

Mustard Seed Christian Service

Carleton’s Mustard Seed Praise Band


Sunday, October 30, 5:00pm, Chapel

Zen Buddhist Meditation and Teaching

Myo-O Habermas-Scher


Wednesday, November 2, 5:30pm, Weitz Commons

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Service and Celebration


Saturday, November 5, 5:30pm, Great Hall

Hindu Diwali Service and Celebration

Anantanand Rambachan


Sunday, November 13, 5:00pm, Chapel

Catholic Mass

Father Kevin McDonough ’77


Weekly Services/Practices/Student Groups

Science and Religion Discussion Group

Conflicting, separate worlds, or fully connected? Come to discuss!

Mondays beginning Sept. 19, 7:00pm, Chapel Lounge

Contacts: gillespiej, nybergo


Interfaith Social Action (IFSA)

Students talk about and do social change work in the community. 

Tuesdays beginning Sept. 20, 8:30pm, Chapel Lounge   

Contacts: nybergo, crenshawm


Taste of Torah

Weekly study led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky.  Bagels provided.

Tuesdays beginning September 13, 12:00pm, Tandem Bagels (downtown Northfield.) 


EvenSong: Contemplative Christian Song and Prayer

Christian worship with music, readings, and silence.

Wednesdays beginning September 14, 8:30pm, Chapel


Buddhist Meditation, Teaching and Discussion

Weekly meditation led by Bhante Sathi or Roger Jackson.  Contact:  soperd

Thursdays beginning September 15, 8:00pm, Chapel


Islam Inquiry

Weekly discussion led by Ailya Vajid.  Contact:  jafrii2

Friday, September 9, 6:00pm, Chapel Lounge

Fridays beginning September 16, 5:00pm, Chapel Lounge


Jewish Shabbat Services

Weekly service led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky or students.

Friday, September 9 at 6:00pm, Page House East

Fridays beginning Sept. 16 at 6:15pm, Page House East


Chapel Centennial Celebration

Talks by Dr. Emilie M. Townes, Dean and Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt Div. School 

“Organic Faith”

Exploring a faith, rooted in spirituality and social justice, that can help to confront important issues of our day.

Thursday, September 29, 7:00pm, Great Hall


“The Future of Religion is Ascendant-But It is Not the Religion of the Past”

Convocation Address – Despite predictions, religion is

still with us, sometimes in a relevant way, sometimes not.

Friday, September 30, 10:50am, Chapel


Religious and Spiritual Life at Carleton:  Past, Present, and Future

Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum, Associate Chaplains Shosh Dworsky and Ailya Vajid, and Chapel historian Bruce Colwell will talk about 150 years of spiritual life at Carleton.

Saturday, October 15, 10:00am, Boliou 104


Occasional Events

9/11 Remembrance Vigil

Remembering all affected by 9/11, terrorism, and war around the world.  Quiet reflection and candle lighting.

Sunday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Chapel


Gospel Brunch

All levels of singers are welcome for singing and brunch.  Sundays - October 2 and 23, and November 6,

11:00am, Chapel Lobby

Contacts: lopezg, jafrii2   Cosponsored with OIIL.


Veterans Day Candlelight Vigil

Vigil to honor veterans who have given their time, talents, health, and lives in service to this country.

Friday, November 11, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Chapel


Road Trips

Baha’i Youth Devotional Road Trip

Contact and to sign up: crenshawm

Friday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Cathedral of St. Paul Road Trip

Student-led pilgrimage to Sunday Mass for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  Contact and to sign up: lopezg

Sunday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.