Past Events

Diwali Puja

Oct. 19, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inwards) for Diwali Puja. We will have a religious celebration of Diwali, followed by Indian snacks. Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. 

Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 18, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Oct. 18, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Lunch: Stories of Immigrants and Refugees

Oct. 18, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Many changes are now affecting the refugees that resettled in Western Mass and around the United States. These refugees come with their stories and cultures. Come hear some of their stories and how you can help the refugee communities around you. 

Natasha Emya came to Mount Holyoke as an international student from Palestine and now works at a refugee resettlement agency in Springfield, MA.

Tai Chi

Oct. 16, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Oct. 15, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Catholic Mass

Oct. 15, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Oct. 13, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Oct. 13, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Oct. 13, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Oct. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Oct. 12, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Pizza in the Hut

Oct. 11, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In the Sukkah behind Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union as we close out Sukkot and enjoy pizza in the hut!

Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 11, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Oct. 11, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Lunch: Contact & Conversation with Darryl Aiken

Oct. 11, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Join us as we have Interfaith Lunch in the Unity Center! Darryl Aiken and Suzie Choi are our guests this week. Darryl Aiken created the Contact & Conversation Mindfulness-Based Racism Reduction method to help individuals overcome the mental and emotional hurdles of interfacing with systemic, institutional and interpersonal racism. Learn how to use spiritual practices and social psychology to undo racially based and socially programmed schemas while engendering empathy and compassion for personal and social healing.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Oct. 6, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Oct. 6, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Oct. 6, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Oct. 6, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Oct. 5, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

2017 Hortense Parker Celebration: Collective Concern, Collective Power

Oct. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us for this year's Hortense Parker Celebration featuring keynote speakers are Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Kymberly Newberry, class of 2015. A reception will follow.

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Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 4, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Oct. 4, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Decorating the Sukkah

Oct. 4, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Eliot House

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Interfaith Lunch: Faith Engagement & Social Justice

Oct. 4, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

This week's guests are Rev. Steph Smith from Cathedral in the Night and Tara Parrish from the Pioneer Valley Project. These local organizations are dedicated to fighting inequality and building community. Join us for a lively discussion of ways we can engage faith to work for justice. 

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Tai Chi

Oct. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Oct. 1, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Oct. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Oct. 1, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Yom Kippur: Break Fast

Sep. 30, 2017 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union as we break the fast following Yom Kippur. 

Yom Kippur: Yizkor and Neilah Services

Sep. 30, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Join the Jewish Student Union for Yizkor and Neilah. The Yizkor and Neilah services close the 25 hour fast period on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. 

Yom Kippur: Jonah Reading

Sep. 30, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet at the Sukkah behind Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for a reading and discussion of the story of Jonah. 

Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre

Sep. 29, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Join MHC's Jewish Student Union for Yom Kippur Services. Kol Nidre is the service which opens the 25 hour period of fasting for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. 

Healthy Cooking & Holistic Tools with Marla Teyolia

Sep. 29, 2017 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Betty Shabazz House

JOIN US! For a physical, mental and spritual empowerment session with Marla Teyolia. Marla is a certified yoga teacher and life coach who is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change.

Free and open to all Cultural Center affiliated orgs and Living Learning Communities.

Limited spots available. RSVP via marlateyoliaMHC.eventbrite.com 

(Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College)
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life.

Muslima Conversation

Sep. 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Lunch with Marla Teyolia

Sep. 29, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

JOIN US! For Jumma Halal Lunch and a Conversation on Well-Being with Marla Teyolia. Marla is a certified yoga teacher and life coach who is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change. 

Free and open to the entire campus community.

(Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College)
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life

Marla Teyolia: Reclaiming and Decolonizing Self-Care to Live an Empowered Life

Sep. 28, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Gamble Auditorium

JOIN US! For a Presentation and Q&A session with Marla Teyolia, a certified yoga teacher and life coach. Marla is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change.

Open to the entire campus community!

(Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College)
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life.

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Sep. 28, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Interfaith Dialogue

Sep. 27, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Oppression to Liberation through Mindfulness

Sep. 27, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Blanchard Unity Center

Students from historically marginalized identities are invited to join us for a truly transformative session with Marla Teyolia, a certified yoga teacher and life coach. Marla is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change. Vegan snacks will be served!

Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life.

Interfaith Lunch with Anita Devlin: The Role of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness in Recovery

Sep. 27, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join Anita Devlin, author of S.O.B.E.R.,  for an intimate conversation. Vegan/Vegetarian lunch. 

Tai Chi

Sep. 25, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Sep. 24, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Sep. 24, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Sep. 24, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Sep. 22, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Sep. 22, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service. 

Muslima Conversation

Sep. 22, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Sep. 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Sep. 21, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Rosh Hashanah

Sep. 20 – 22, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Multiple Locations

Please join the Jewish Student Union for Rosh Hashanah events September 20th-22nd. 

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Interfaith Lunch: The Uses and Abuses of Remembrance in Troubled Times: Remembering as an Act of Resistance

Sep. 20, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Professor Karen Remmler will share her reflections at Interfaith Lunch this week as the Jewish High Holidays begin.  This 10-day period is known as the Days of Awe, as well as the Days of Remembering; Professor Remmler will engage us in a conversation about resisting racism through rituals of remembering. 

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Tai Chi

Sep. 18, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Sep. 17, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Sep. 17, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Sep. 17, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Unitarian Universalist Water Communion Ingathering

Sep. 15, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Bring water from your summer sojourn, or just bring yourself. We'll join the waters of our journeys in one common union, and pray for the healing of the Earth's waters. No matter your faith or background, you are welcome!

Annual Eid Celebration

Sep. 15, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The MHC Muslim Student Association presents the Annual Eid Celebration. This year's honorable speaker is Haroon Moghul, author of How to be a Muslim: An American Story. Free and open to all. 

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Sep. 15, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Sep. 15, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Social

Sep. 14, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for the first social of the year! Enjoy Indian snacks and drinks, fresh fruit, and good conversation. 

Interfaith Dialogue

Sep. 13, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Interfaith Lunch

Sep. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join students, faculty, and staff as we welcome you to our community. Meet the Chaplains and Advisors and learn about the many programs offered by Religious & Spiritual Life. This year's theme is "Engaging Across Borders". A vegan-friendly meal is served.

Tai Chi

Sep. 11, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Sep. 10, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Sep. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation. 

Catholic Mass

Sep. 10, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Welcome Catholic BBQ

Sep. 10, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House Patio

The MHC Catholic Community invites you to a Welcome BBQ. Mass will be at 6:30 in Abbey Chapel.

JSU Welcome Bagel Brunch

Sep. 10, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for a Welcome Reception with bagels and lox. 

JSU Community Shabbat and Dinner

Sep. 8, 2017 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for the first Shabbat of the semester. Service will be followed by a community dinner. All are welcome!

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Sep. 8, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Muslima Conversation

Sep. 8, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Sep. 8, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch, followed by Jumma prayer. 

New Students' Kabbalat Shabbat

Sep. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Eliot House

Meet other community members for a brief Kabbalat Shabbat. All are welcome!

Amy Goodman Democracy Now! The Enemy Is Not The Enemy Tour comes to Mount Holyoke College

Apr. 25, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

The Odyssey Bookshop and Mount Holyoke College Division of Student Life invite you to Amy Goodman Democracy Now! The Enemy Is Not The Enemy Tour.

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