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

Social Action

Tikkun Olam


"Tikkun Olam" or the notion “of healing the world” exemplifies the importance of giving back and acting towards others, and as city dwellers we see so many people who have fallen on hard times and are in need.

We invite students, leaders, and the NYU community at large to join us on these trips and have the opportunity to engage with people in need in our local community. 

To join us in this initiative email us.


Support Us

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life


Guests are invited to sponsor Shabbat for 2000 by making a donation for each of our students. Sponsorship provides students with the opportunity to ensure the success of the event, directly impacting the lives of 2,000 NYU students. Sponsors are cordially invited to join us at Shabbat for 2000 and are recognized in event materials.

Giving Levels include:

Event Sponsor: $1.00 for every student ($2000)

Room Sponsor: 50¢ for every student ($1000)

Table Sponsor: 25¢ for every student ($500)

General Supporter: 10¢ for every student ($200)



By Mail

To make a gift by mail, send your completed printable gift form with your check* or credit card information to:

The Bronfman Center
Attn: Lydia Miller
7 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

*Please make checks payable to The Bronfman Center at NYU.


By Phone

To make a pledge or gift by phone, please call the number below. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express payments over the telephone.

Lydia Miller
(212) 998-4124

Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 5:00pm EST



+ Who can come to S2K?

Shabbat for 2000 is open to all university students, NYU alumni, and NYU parents.

+ When is Shabbat for 2000?

Friday, April 1st, 2016!

6:30pm: The lobby of Kimmel and GCASL opens for entrance to services.
7:00pm: Services begin
Orthodox Services - GCASL 5th floor, Colloquium Room.
Indie Minyan Services - GCASL 274
Reform Services - GCASL 374

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 do I choose where to sit?

You can register to sit at any table with an open seat. Choose a name that sounds interesting, flip a coin, take a chance. The possibilities are endless.

+ How will I find my table?

You can find your table a couple of ways:

  1. Check out the table map before leaving for the event.
  2. There will be additional table maps around The Kimmel Center
  3. There will be individuals positioned throughout the building to help all guests find their tables and seats.

+ Do I need a copy of my ticket?

Yes. Entrance will not be permitted without the following:

  1. A printed copy of your ticket.
  2. 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:

  1. Sign up to be a table captain
  2. Join one of the event planning committees
  3. Be a member of the “day-of production” team and participate in the transformation of The Kimmel Center

    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.

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