On April 1st, 2016, 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.
See below for more information and to register.
+ 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
+ Our 2016 Journal
We are now accepting submissions for our 2016 journal, please click the link here to see our 2015 journal! 2015 Journal.
+ 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