30 College Street
Bowdoin Hillel maintains a newly-renovated office space and a Kosher/Hallal kitchen. The house is frequently used for Shabbat meals and services and smaller Hillel gatherings.
Thanks to generous donations we were able to commission a spectacular ark (aron kodesh) in the Summer of 2005.
The ark was designed by David Israel (of Bowdoin Communications Department) with crucial support by Judith Maslin. The design was further streamlined by the extraordinary Brunswick woodworker, Eric Koehler. Visit his website at www.koehlerwoodworks.com. Parochet (curtains and torah mantle) were designed and crafted by Eugenia King (Library).
The ark is a 2 piece affair that is crafted out of cherry. The exterior is a subtle arts and crafts design that opens to reveal the ten commandments in a traditional way of depicting them.
Daggett Lounge, in Thorne Hall, is a memorial to Athern P. Daggett ’25, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Constitutional and International Law and Government and acting president in 1967-1968. It is a large, warm space, and plays host to our High Holiday services every fall.