On March 31st, 2017, 2,000 New York University students, alumni, parents, and friends will come together for a Shabbat dinner at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life. Shabbat for 2000 (S2K) offers members of NYU’s diverse community the opportunity to share in a Shabbat experience. Shabbat for 2000 is the largest student-run event at NYU and the largest Jewish student event in the country.
Founded in 1996, New York University's Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life engages one of the largest Jewish student populations in the United States. In the heart of Greenwich Village, the Bronfman Center creates open and pluralistic communities where students learn, celebrate, and explore both their identities and Jewish life.
Shabbat for 2000 is the Bronfman Center's signature annual event, NYU's largest annual event (outside of commencement), and the largest Jewish student-run event in the United States. The students of Hillel at NYU organize, plan, and execute the event.
+ Fast Facts
- 16 years
- 15,250 people met
- 1,445 student leaders empowered
- 122,000 oz of grape juice poured
- 1.5 tons of challah eaten
- 38 couples met and married
+ History of Shabbat for 2000
In 1999, the last year of the millennium, a few NYU students along with Rabbi Eli Cohen launched Shabbat for 1000. Housed in the Puck Building, 650 NYU students, faculty, friends, and alumni broke bread for the landmark Shabbat dinner. As attendance continued to rise, eventually surpassing the 1000 mark, expansion was necessary.
In 2007, Shabbat for 2000 was established, simultaneously becoming the largest student-run event at NYU. Consistently reaching the 2000 registration mark each year, Shabbat for 2000 serves both the Jewish and broader NYU communities. Shabbat for 2000 is the largest Jewish student-run event in the country and has become a signature NYU event.
+ Why Shabbat for 2000
- To showcase and bring together the diversity that makes up the Jewish student body at NYU, reflecting the pluralism our community maintains throughout the year
- To develop and empower student leaders
- To share a Shabbat experience with the broader NYU community
+ Do I need a copy of my ticket?
Yes. Entrance will not be permitted without the following:
- A printed copy of your ticket.
- A valid photo ID (student ID, state issued license, passport) with matching names.
+ What happens if I Iose my ticket?
No worries! Email us and we’ll send you a new one.
+ How do I cancel my registration?
If you are no longer able to attend Shabbat for 2000 please email us to let us know that you plan to cancel your registration.
+ How can I get involved in S2K?
There are many ways to become involved in S2K:
- Sign up to be a table captain
- Join one of the event planning committees
- Be a member of the “day-of production” team and participate in the transformation of The Kimmel Center
- Donate to help us put on this event.
- Share your Shabbat for 2000 memories for our social media campaign!
if you're interested in any of these, Email us!
+ Where do the left overs go?
Annually, we donate all the left over food to a local soup kitchen. To get involved with organizing the donation,e-mail us!
+ Is there housing for the weekend?
We are not able to provide housing for the weekend, but in our contact section you can find a list of hotels in the area. Additionally, you can email Shalhevet at NYU, which may be able to help you find accommodations for the weekend.
+ How do I choose where to sit?
+ Who can come to S2K?
Shabbat for 2000 is open to students from all universities, NYU alumni, parents, faculty and staff.
+ When is Shabbat for 2000?
Friday, March 31st, 2017.
6:30pm: The lobby of Kimmel and GCASL opens for entrance to services 7:00pm: Orthodox, Reform, and Kehilah (independent egalitarian) Services begin
8:00pm: The doors open for dinner. If you are eating in E&L, Ben Snow, Kimmel 405/406 you will enter through the Kimmel center (60 Washington Square South) If you are eating in Grand Hall, the Parlor, or GCASL 361, 369, 376, 379, 388, 461, 465 you'll enter through GCASL (238 Thompson Street)
8:15pm: Services end
8:30pm: Dinner begins in each room 9:30pm: Tisch begins in Colloquium Room
+ Where is Shabbat for 2000?
The Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU, located at 60 Washington Square South.
+ What is a Table Captain?
Table Captains help make the show happen and play an integral role in S2K. As a Table Captain you invite nine friends to join you at your table, play an active role in the largest Jewish student-run event in the country, and create a meaningful Shabbat experience for you and your friends. Sign up here .
+ How will I find my table?
You can find your table a couple of ways:
- Check out the table map before leaving for the event.
- There will be additional table maps around The Kimmel Center
- There will be individuals positioned throughout the building to help all guests find their tables and seats.