Shamash Senior Society is a community of leaders at the University of Pennsylvania that represent a diversity of experiences, campus involvements, and connections to Judaism. We seek to strengthen those around us with a commitment to integrity, intellectual curiosity, and humility.

The name of our Society invokes the name of the ninth candle of the menorah, which is used to kindle other lights. In Hebrew, this word means “servant” or “attendant” – as seniors in the Society, we aim to serve our people, the University of Pennsylvania, and our community.