Sacred Spaces

Picture of the Rachel Lord Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Rachel Lord Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

The Rachel Lord Center for Religious and Spiritual life is located at 30 College St. It is a space open to all students, faculty, and staff. In the center you will find a general use kitchen, a Halal/Kosher Kitchen, conference room, living rooms, a multipurpose room, and it also houses the offices of Eduardo Pazos, Director of the Center, and Rabbi Vinikoor, adviser to Hillel. All these facilities are available for reservation through our "facilities reservation." You can also make an appointment to speak to Eduardo by emailing at epazos@bowdoin.edu, or to make an appointment to speak to Rabbi Vinikoor, you can email her at lvinikoo@bowdoin.edu.

Chapel

Chapel

Bowdoin's Chapel was built in 1855 and it was restored and remodeled in 1998 and again in 2005. The chapel is open 24/7 and it serves as a quiet space for students, faculty, and staff to reflect, meditate, or pray. The chapel can be reserved by contacting Campus Scheduling and it is available for all student groups and performances. 

Due to it's great acoustics, the Chapel is often used by musical ensembles and performances. It is also used throughout the year to hold Mass, memorial services, Bible Studies, Worship Celebrations, etc. 

Muslim Payer Room

Muslim Prayer Room

The Muslim Prayer Room is located in the second floor of 30 College St, in the Rachel Lord Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. It is a private space for Muslim students to celebrate Jummah Prayers and it is also available 24/7 to accommodate Muslim students' needs. 

There is no reservation needed to use the Prayer Room. 

Halal/Kosher Kitchen

The Rachel Lord Center for Religious and Spiritual Life in 30 College St, has a Halal/Kosher kitchen available to use for students, staff, and faculty. The kitchen is kept locked to make sure the proper religious and dietary restrictions are followed. It has separate cabinets, dishes, sinks, and a refrigerator to keep foods and dishes properly stored. If you need to have regular access to this kitchen, please email Eduardo Pazos at epazos@bowdoin.edu, and if you want to reserve the kitchen for a special event you can do that through our Facilities Reservation page.