Chapels

Brandeis University is home to three chapels. Berlin Chapel, the largest of the three, is the Jewish house of worship. Bethlehem Chapel serves the university's Catholic community and Harlan Chapel serves the Protestant community.

Berlin Chapel and pond in the spring

Berlin Chapel in the spring

Berlin Chapel can accommodate up to 130 guests. The chapel is used throughout the year for Orthodox student services, but is available on the weekend for bar/bat mitzvah services and Jewish wedding ceremonies. The chapel is only bookable on the weekends for bar/bat mitzvah services and Jewish wedding ceremonies.

The Chapel has its own Torah as well as 132 “Gates of Prayer” and 127 “Siddur Sim Shalom” books. Floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls provides a tremendous amount of sunlight for guests, adding to the overall warmth of the facility.

Bethlehem Chapel in the fall

Bethlehem Chapel in the fall

The Catholic chapel at Brandeis is a cozy place capable of accommodating up to 50 guests. Located farthest from the main road, Bethlehem Chapel provides a quiet place to host an intimate Catholic wedding ceremony or christening.

The chapel has its own small piano and floor-to-ceiling window wall, providing a beautiful view of Chapel's Pond.

Harlan Chapel in the summer

Harlan Chapel in the summer

The Protestant chapel on campus hosts a variety of Christian and nondenominational ceremonies during the year. Harlan Chapel, situated closest to the road for the maximum amount of accessibility, can accommodate up to 50 guests. Couples of any Christian faith or those who are not religiously affiliated are welcome to host their wedding ceremony here.

Harlan Chapel also has its own small piano and floor-to-ceiling window wall that provides a beautiful backdrop directly across from the altar.