An annual tradition since 2000, Shabbos House hosts a meaningful and memorable Grad Party for students and their friends on the Sunday one week prior to graduation, and Kosher meals and open house welcome to graduates and their families over Graduation Weekend.

Thanks to parents and alumni and friends for their support of all types of Shabbos House activities and events, including these Graduation festivities.  These graduation events are sponsored in large part by the L’chaim Student Group (Student Association funded) which is especially important on Graduation Weekend when no other Kosher food options are available for parents and families on campus.


Farewell to the UAlbany Class of 2017
active at Shabbos House and in the UAlbany Jewish community

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
5:00pm at Shabbos House
Hors d’oeuvres & Hot Buffet
Picture-Memories Video
Presentations & Gifts
2017 Class Picture

Special Guest Address
Lag B’Omer Firepit follows

UAlbany Jewish Community
& Friends of Graduates are Welcome

Stay tuned for this year’s featured speaker

Grad Party honors May, Summer and December Graduates of the Class of 2017. Please sign up using the form below as it helps us be prepared for you! There is a separate family signup form for graduation weekend. Thanks!


GRADUATION WEEKEND Schedule at Shabbos House

Traditional Services precede Shabbos meals,  please feel free to come at your convenience.

Friday Night – May 19
Prayers 7pm, Dinner 8pm @ Shabbos House

Saturday – May 20
Prayers 10am, Lunch follows 12:30-3pm @ Shabbos House
(feel free to come for lunch before or after Saturday afternoon graduation ceremonies)

End of Shabbat Light Meal 8:00pm
and Havdalah 9:o0pm (Shabbat ends 9:06pm)

Sunday – May 21 – Graduation Day
Open House BBQ @ Shabbos House following Main Commencement Ceremonies  all throughout the afternoon – until 3pm. Please note new end time at 3:00pm. We want to head down to NYC for an alumni engagement party. 

Family & Friends Welcome!
RSVP’s very much appreciated but not necessary. Please use form below to indicate how many of you will be joining us for each meal (whichever you join for) over Graduation weekend so we can be best prepared. There is a separate signup form for the student Grad Party on May 14th.

If you’d like to contribute to Shabbos House you can do so online via PayPal at or via check to “Shabbos House – Chabad Center”. We are also able to process credit-cards on our end. Thanks for your support and looking forward to this important milestone weekend!