The Orthodox Minyan at Harvard Hillel is a welcoming community rooted in Modern Orthodox values serving students, professionals, and young families in Cambridge and Somerville.

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52 Mount Auburn Street

Cambridge, MA 02138


We are home to the only year-round weekday minyan north of the Charles River. During the school year, we have Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv each day. During the summer and other school breaks, we have Shacharit nearly every day, and Mincha/Maariv when there is sufficient interest (see below).

SCHEDULE: (These times may change due to various factors. Please confirm here or on the minyan sign-up sheet)


Sun 8:30AM

Mon/Thurs 7:15AM

Tues/Wed/Fri 7:25AM

Rosh Chodesh and Fast Days 7:05AM

Harvard University holidays: 8:30AM

Mincha/Maariv (Sun-Thurs):

About 15 minutes before sunset

SIGN-UP SHEET: Men planning to attend the minyan during school breaks are asked to sign up on the minyan sign-up sheet. The status of each tefillah is posted there beforehand (by 11pm the previous evening for Shacharit, and by 30 minutes before for Mincha/Maariv). 

BUILDING ACCESS: Please note that, for security reasons, the doors of Hillel are locked at all times during the week. If you are unable to access the building, please call or text 617-285-8822.

KADDISH: We are always happy to provide a place both for visitors and locals to say Kaddish for their loved ones, regardless of background. Women are encouraged to say Kaddish with our minyan as well. If you need a minyan to say Kaddish during a school break, or at a different time of day than our minyan normally meets, please reach out to Evan.