Friday night is the first night of Hanukah, a celebration that commemorates an ancient war and the light of the Jewish people.
Earlier Friday we spoke with the Rabbi of the Chabad Center who was busy preparing a meal for more than 300 Jewish students.
The Hanukah celebration will include the lighting of a menorah, games, a gift exchange and of course eating traditional food.
But Friday night's festivities will take on a somber tone, as the community dedicates the service to B.U. Professor Richard Antoun, a personal friend of the Rabbi.
"He was a light to everybody, his life was dedicated to bringing more light, more inspiration to everybody, he was known to everybody that reached out to every human being," said Rabbi, Aaron Slonim.
Hanukah commemorates the war between the Greeks and a Jewish group called the Maccabees.
The Maccabees who were far outnumbered, won the war and took back Jerusalem, lighting the temple menorah with one flask of olive oil that miraculously burned for eight days.