Back to School Shabbat

Back to School Shabbat on Friday, August 26!

As the end of the summer holidays approaches and many people return from their holiday destinations to the – equally sunny – the Netherlands, we are preparing ourselves to welcome everyone again during our ‘Back to School Shabbat’!


On Friday evening 26 August at 19:00, Chabad on Campus opens its doors again for all Jewish students in the Netherlands. The ‘Back to School Shabbat’ is the perfect opportunity to catch up with other young Jews and share holiday stories or thoughts on the upcoming (study) year! This Friday evening also provides the perfect setting to meet new Dutch and international people while enjoying three courses, wine and kiddush.


So, if you want to celebrate the beginning of the new study year in a cheerful and accessible way, sign up for our ‘Back to School Shabbat’ at the bottom of this page!



Back to School Shabbat’ at Chabad on Campus is free for local students. Visitors should email us ( for information about the costs.

If you would like to donate to Chabad on Campus or sponsor this Shabbat, you can do so through this link:



You will receive the exact location of the activity after registration, but this activity will take place near the Zuidas (near Amsterdam Zuid train station).


Shabbat times:

Beginning of Shabbat and lighting of the candles: 19:10

End of Shabbat: Saturday 27 August at 21:17

Start time ‘Back to School Shabbat’: 19:00


Registration form

Other activities

Jewish Learning Circle – Hanukkah, history and Halakha (laws) – part 2

Jewish Learning Circle, a place for discussion and dialogue on socially relevant topics related to Judaism!

Chanukah Shabbat Dinner – Dec 8 – Jewish Students and Young Professionals

Public Hanukkah Lighting – Dec 11

A grand celebration of Hanukkah, the festival of lights, together with other Jewish students, young professionals and people of all ages.

Chanukah Girls Night Out – Dec 13

A special night out for all Jewish girls studying or at the start of your careers to celebrate the feast of light.

Shabbat Dinner – Dec 15 – Jewish Students and Young Professionals

Shabbat Dinner – Dec 22 – Jewish Students and Young Professionals


Chabad on Campus is made possible by donations from institutions and individuals. We are grateful that you are also considering supporting our work for the benefit of the future of Jewism in the Netherlands.

Stichting Chabad on Campus has an ANBI status, which means that donations are tax deductible in most cases.