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Holidays and Other Observances

Check our Events Calendar for an up-to-date schedule. To learn more about how traditional holidays are celebrated at Smith, look through these articles about previous events, such as Passover, Sukkot, Eid dinner, Christmas Vespers, Hanukkah, or Ash Wednesday. These religious holiday events are generally student-led by Smith religious organizations, which we sponsor.

Weekly Services, Events and Other Programming

Click on the different programs we sponsor to find out more information.

Bible Study
Bible Study with Smith Christian Fellowship

For the Smith Christian Fellowship, email Elizabeth Booher at liz.booher@gmail.com.
For the Adventist Fellowship, email Ardrianna Howard at anhoward@student.umass.edu.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brother Big Sister Mentorship Program

For more information, email Ellen Lord at elord@smith.edu.

Buddhist Meditation

For more information, email Ryumon HG Baldoquin at temples@twostreamszen.org.

Building Leadership for an Inclusive, Sustainable Smith (BLISS)

On Wednesday, noon-2:30 p.m., and on Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., members of the BLISS Program meet in the Bodman Lounge. BLISS, which stands for Building Leadership for an Inclusive, Sustainable Smith, is a 13-week leadership development program for students of the globality majority (i.e., students of color), modeled upon the non-governmental organization United to End Racism (UER). Students are trained in radical deep listening, and are encouraged to share their stories in a "brave space." This method offers speakers and listeners alike a simple yet powerful tool to support healing from hurts of systemic, interpersonal, and internalized racism, and reclaim power toward creating a society that works well for all.

The sessions are facilitated by faculty in Psychology, Benita Jackson, and Area Coordinator for Residence Life, Romina Pacheco, and supported by staff members Kavita Bhandari (Jandon Center for Community Engagement), Deborah Keisch (Educational Technology Services), and Jessica Bacal (Director, Wurtele Center for Work & Life). The program is funded by the President's Innovation Challenge Grant. The BLISS Program greatly appreciates the ongoing support of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life in providing a welcoming space for us to develop the first iteration of this program. Thank you!

Cathedral in the Night
Cathedral In the Night

For more information, email Susannah Howard at showard@smith.edu.

Five College Adventist Fellowship
Five College Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship

For more information, email Miriam Bernstein at mberstein10@amherst.edu.

Handbell Choir Rehearsals
Handbell Choir

For more information, email Grant Moss at gmoss@smith.edu.

Interfaith Alliance
Interfaith Alliance Meetings

Meets every other Tuesday 5-6 p.m. in Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel.

Jummah Prayer

Join us for lunch and communal prayer Fridays at 12:20 p.m. in the Chapel Sanctuary.

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singing
Sacred Harp Shape Note Choral Singing
SCJC Shabbat Service: On a lovely spring day students may be found bringing in Shabbat with singing on the lawn.

Every Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Kosher Kitchen (Jordan House), the Smith College Jewish Community, led by students and supported by Rabbi Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser, gathers to welcome Shabbat. The evening begins with Kabbalat Shabbat and continues with the lighting of candles and singing songs and psalms. This is followed by a vegetarian meal at 6:30 p.m.

Sisters of the Yam
Sisters of the Yam

Meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Bodman Lounge.
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Smith Christian Fellowship
Smith Christian Fellowship's Open Leadership Meeting

For more information, contact Elizabeth Booher at liz.booher@gmail.com.

Smith Growth Group
Smith Growth Group
Soup Salad and Soul
Soup, Salad, and Soul

For more information, email Matilda Cantwell at mcantwel@smith.edu.

Periodic Events and Programming
Christmas Vespers
Christmas Vesper Services

This article particularly highlights the spirit of Vespers.


For more information, contact Matilda Cantwell at mcantwel@smith.edu

Festival of Sound and Space
Sound and Space Festival

For more information, email Greg Brown at gbrown@smith.edu.

Hot Seat Panel
The Hot Seat: Lunchtime Ethics Panel
Interfaith Tea
Interfaith Tea Panels

For more information, email Hayat Abuza at habuza@smith.edu.

Interfaith Sundae
Interfaith Sundae Day (which is not on a Sunday)

Check out this particular scoop!

Midnight Cry
Midnight Cry with Smith Christian Fellowship

Check out this inspirational article for more information

Pet A Pet Day
Pet a Pet Day

See pictures from the latest Pet-A-Pet Day!

Smith/MHC Chinese Christian Social Hour
Smith College and Mt Holyoke College Social Hour for New Chinese Christian Students
Spirituality and Interfaith Awareness Week
Spirituality and Interfaith Awareness Week
Staff Training in Religious Diversity
Offered religious diversity training for members of different campus departments

Offered to faculty and staff members of various Smith College campus departments.

Sunrise and Sunset Hikes
Sunrise and Sunset Hikes
Other Special Events

For more information about hosting, please contact Maureen Raucher at mraucher@smith.edu or Kim Alston at kalston@smith.edu