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High Holidays

The Jewish High Holy Day season is approaching! 

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Wednesday night, September 20 at sundown and continues through Friday, September 22. People either celebrate one or two days of Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins Friday, September 29 at sundown and continues through Saturday, September 30 at sundown. 

If you are interested in attending services in the community, please fill out the form below. We will make sure that accommodations are made so students can celebrate the holiday to the fullest extent in the denominational tradition in which they feel most comfortable. Plan to leave campus by 5:00pm on the nights before services, although the specifics will be determined depending on numbers of students and denominations. If you have any concerns about taking time off from classes, see the Class Attendance and University Holidays policy for details.

Also, note that there will be a community Yom Kippur Break Fast on campus at 6:30 on Saturday, September 30 in the International Center Commons.

The Jewish Virtual Library has more information on these days, considered the most sacred on the Jewish calendar. And please contact Josh Jeffreys if you have any questions.


High Holy Day Interest Form
Name:
Affiliation:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Denomination:
Services I would like to attend
(check all that apply):
Erev Rosh Hashanah (Wed. evening, Sept. 20)
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 (Thurs. morning, Sept. 21)
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 (Fri. morning, Sept. 22)
Kol Nidrei (Fri. evening, Sept. 29)
Yom Kippur Day (Sat., Sept. 30)