Term at a Glance

Chapel Services 

(Supper follows the 5:00 p.m. Sunday services.) 

Friday, September 1, 6:30pm, Great Hall

Eid al Adha Celebration and Dinner

Ailya Vajid, Associate Chaplain


Sunday, September 10, 11:00am, Chapel

Meaning, Music & Muffins

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


Sunday, September 17, 5:00pm, Chapel

Bilingual Catholic Mass

Father Denny Dempsey and Coro Hispano


Wednesday, September 20, 6:30pm, Great Hall

Jewish Erev Rosh Hashanah Service and Dinner

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Thursday, September 21, 9:45am, Great Hall

Jewish Rosh Hashanah Service (followed by lunch and Tashlich)

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Sunday, September 24, 5:00pm, Chapel

Labyrinth Walking Meditation

Mark Heiman


Friday, September 29, 6:30pm, Great Hall

Jewish Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

(Pre-fast dinner begins at 5:30pm in Great Hall.)

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Saturday, September 30, Great Hall

Jewish Yom Kippur Services

Morning Service at 10:00am, Yizkor 1:00pm, Study led by Alan Rubenstein 5:00pm, and Closing Service 6:00pm, Break-fast meal at 7:40pm.

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Friday, October 6, 6:15pm, Chapel and W. Lawn

Jewish Shabbat/Sukkot Service

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Sunday, October 15, 10:30am, Chapel

UU Celebration of Telling Our Journeys

Northfield Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


Saturday, October 21, 5:30pm, Great Hall

Hindu Diwali Service and Celebration

Anantanand Rambachan


Sunday, October 29, 5:00pm, Chapel

Druid Samhain Celebration

Carleton Druids (RDNA)


Thursday, November 2, 5:30pm, Great Hall

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


Sunday, November 5, 5:00pm, Chapel

Orthodox Christian Vespers

Father Christopher Maciolek


Sunday, November 12, 5:00pm, Chapel

Catholic Mass

Father Kevin McDonough


Weekly Services/Practices/Student Groups

Science and Religion Discussion Group

Conflicting, separate worlds, or fully connected? Come to discuss!
Mondays beginning Sept. 11, 7:00pm, Chapel Lounge
Contacts: gillespiej, groshk, quinterod


Taste of Torah

Tuesdays beginning September 12, 12:00pm, Tandem Bagels (downtown Northfield).  Bagels provided. Led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky.


Time to Meditate

Practice mindful, moment-to-moment awareness.  Open to all levels. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 12 from 12:10 to 12:50pm, and Fridays beginning Sept. 15 from 8:15 to 8:45am, Chapel Lounge.  Led by Betsy Lane-Getaz and Nate Page, and cosponsored with SHAC. 


Interfaith Social Action (IFSA)

Students talk about and do social change work in the community.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 12, 8:00pm, Chapel Lounge    Contacts: nybergo, groshk, isaacsj2, abdih2


Islam Inquiry

Weekly discussions led by Ailya Vajid, Associate Chaplain, or students.
Wednesdays beginning September 13, 7:00pm, Chapel Lounge.
Led by Ailya Vajid.  Contact:  abdih2


PRAE: Practicing Religion And Ethics

Discuss hot topics with cool heads.
Weds. beginning Sept. 27, 7:00pm, Sayles Hill Lounge
Led by Shannon Farrand-Bernardin.  Contact: gillespiej

Cosponsored with EthIC. 


EvenSong: Contemplative Christian Song and Prayer

Christian worship with music, readings, and silence.
Wednesdays beginning September 13, 8:30pm, Chapel
Led by Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum. 


Buddhist Meditation, Teaching and Discussion

Thursdays beginning September 14, 8:00pm, Chapel
Led by Bhante Sathi or Roger Jackson.
Contacts:  chanaratp, quinterod


Jewish Shabbat Services

Friday, September 8 at 6:00pm, Page House East
Fridays beginning Sept. 15 at 6:15pm, Page House East


Occasional Events

9/11 Remembrance Vigil

Remembering all affected by 9/11, terrorism, and war around the world.  Quiet reflection and candle lighting.
Monday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Chapel


Gospel Brunch

All levels of singers are welcome for singing and brunch. 
Sundays – September 17, October 8 and November 5, 11:00am, Chapel Lobby
Contacts: ginsbergs, groshk, nybergo, babajidec   Cosponsored with OIIL.


Reflections:  What Matters to Me and Why

A continuing series of talks on life, work and meaning. Cosponsored with EthIC.  Lunch provided.

Talk by Trey Williams, Director of TRIO/SSS
Thursday, October 26, 12:00 p.m., Library Athenaeum


Veterans Day Candlelight Vigil

Vigil to honor veterans who have given their time, talents, health, and lives in service to this country.
Friday, November 10, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Chapel


Student Road Trip

Road Trip to St. Agnes Catholic Church

Sunday, October 29, 8:45am departure
Contact for more info. and to sign up:  quinterod