Chabad-Lubavitch at Harvard University and the school's Hillel hosted the largest Shabbat 1000 event to date, according to a report in The Harvard Crimson.

Of the 700 attendees, about 450 were undergraduates.

The annual dinner was held in a new venue to accommodate 100 more guests over last year's attendance figures.

“Traditionally, Shabbat dinners are celebrated with family,” Elkie Zarchi, co-director of the Chabad House, told the paper. “Here at Harvard, students are away from their families, but we would like everyone to feel a part of the extended family that is the Harvard Jewish community.” ...